We’re very lucky to be part of a remarkable community of passionate makers. Whether it’s wine, beer, cider, spirits, tea, cheese, charcuterie or the brilliant local agricultural components that go into these and more authentic gastronomic delights, Prince Edward County has them in abundance–the bounty of the County is often celebrated. In an attempt to capture participation and share appreciation each year we’re committed to sharing small notes about members of this remarkable group. We can’t get everyone, every year, but know that we won’t stop trying. Enjoy and follow @terroirrun on Instagram for more partner snippets:
Bruno Francois, co-founder & winemaker, The Old Third Winery
Some people are content to sit and watch the world go by. Winemaker, tinkerer, imagineer, philosopher and cancer survivor Bruno Francois is not one. Ask him about his last year to hear a story with a much welcomed happy ending. Speaking of which this is where you’ll find him as after 7 years of starting our run he and his partner Jens Korberg will host our finish-line — more so Bruno will join us and run it! To celebrate we’ll be sure to raise a glass of the @theoldthird 2015 Cider Cuvée, as like Bruno, it’s dry, fresh, and promises a lovely mineral finish;)
Mackenzie Brisbois, winemaker, Trail Estates Winery
On a cold, grey spring afternoon @trailestatewine winemaker @mackbrisbois reluctantly agreed to a photo. Like many talented craftspeople she’d prefer to let the product of their labour and passion speak for itself. Their marketers however shared that the 2016 Vintner’s Weis is “a great finish-line wine. The combination of Riesling and Chard Musqué are utterly refreshing and the off-dry nature is perfect for post-run recovery. (more carbs!)” I believe our runners will find the truth somewhere between this smile and the magic in their glass on June 2nd.
Emily & Kimball Lacey, winemakers, Lacey Estates Winery
You can’t help but notice the pride on the face of @laceyestateswinery winemaker Kimball. His daughter Emily is following in the family footsteps with a scholarship to @niagaracollege Viticulture program. #terroirrun runners can look forward to tasting their first unoaked chardonnay, the 2017 INOX Chard.
Derek Barnett, winemaker, Karlo Estates Winery
Thought to be a South American wine, #malbec is actually one of the original six Bordeaux varieties. This is the first to be grown and released in #princeedwardcounty. It wasplanted by @karloestateswinery founding winemaker and dear friend Richard Karlo and made into wine by the talented Derek Barnett. Only 90 cases. Our #terroirrun runners have another compelling reason to reach the finish-line.
More to come.