Special Winery Events To Celebrate The Hillier Terroir Run!

Terroir Run was envisioned as an opportunity for people with a healthy sense of adventure and interest in fully experiencing “terroir” as it applies to wine, food and the geography that brings each. Our inaugural run will take our intrepid runners through Prince Edward County’s unique Hillier area past 9 passionate vineyards. These 9 are further enhanced by a neighbour just off our route and our first local brewery. After a gentle 10k we’ll all share a unique spring lunch at our friend Norman Hardie‘s featuring his first brick oven pizzas and spring salads from From The Farm Cooking School. Once we’re done tasting some wines & beers everyone will receive a passport entitling them to a free tasting at each winery & brewery. A visit to each is encouraged (a photo of with your complete passport earns you a spot in the draw for a free registration for a future run) and many will be showing off their hospitality with special events. Here is a work-in-progress list of these so please check back as we get closer to the event to plan your afternoon, you’ll have earned it!


Celebrating next weekend’s Great Canadian Cheese Festival, Lacey Estates will be serving canapes and local cheeses to compliment their Riesling & Pinot Gris.


The Evans Family will be offering appetizers with their wine tastings – we hope it will include their homemade Boursin (do the Great Canadian Cheese Festival folks know about this??) & pate.


To celebrate 10 years ofwinegrowing and winemaking in the County Rosehall Run will celebrate with the release ofthe 2007 Cooper’s Selection Cabernet Franc. “ALL FIRED UP” will be held on May 29th from 1pm to 4pm. We will be offering barrel cellar tours with winemaker Dan Sullivan, a barrel toasting (weather permitting) with The Carriage House Cooperage’s own Pete Bradford, a B.B.Q. with donations to theQuinte Conservation Authority, and the planting of a replacement oak tree for future generations to enjoy.


Celebrating our 1st Anniversary 

Pre Release Barrel Tasting
Sun. May 29 3:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.
Come taste our 2010 Fifth Element™.  The Fifth Element™ is the fifth Bordeaux varietal, Petit Verdot.  Rarely released as a single varietal, it is dark & intense. We let the grapes hang late into the fall, handpicked at the end of November for maximum ripeness.  Complex but approachable, it exudes bright berry fruit, red liquorice, cedar & spice.  Although youthful, it is already showing great promise.  Come, taste & reserve if you wish, a very unique wine.


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