Forget the finish line – our runners aim is the wine-line! While we may pass 9 County wineries along our 11km route we don’t drink their wares along the way, rather, we enjoy the fruits of their labour (and ours) at the final stop. Each participating winery has been asked to feature one of their wines.
Casa Dea Winery
Happy New Year everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s January 2012, especially with the gorgeous weather we’ve been having – Andrew and I have had some great runs still wearing shorts!
We’ve been receiving lots of requests for more details about our 2nd annual Terroir Run and we’re excited to release the details of this year’s event. We’ve decided to host our 10.9km fun run during the weekend that celebrates ‘terroir’ in PEC. The Prince Edward County Winegrowers host their annual Terroir County Wine Celebration on Saturday, May 26th. Our run will take place on Sunday, May 27th. The route will remain the same as 2011 – starting off at The Old Third Vineyard and run along Closson Road past Closson Chase Winery, Lacey Estates Vineyard & Winery, Lift Haus Winery, The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery, Hinterland Wine Co., down Benway Road to Greer Road and west on Greer Road past Casa-Dea Estates Winery, Rosehall Run Winery and finishing off at Norman Hardie Winery.
Our runners will enjoy some great County hospitality, fabulous fresh, seasonal fare and County wines and beers post race. Winemaker Norman Hardie and his team will be serving up woodfired pizza, Chef Cynthia Peters of From the Farm Cooking School wil be serving up salad and we have some more treats in store. In addition to lots of water to hydrate, wines from each of the wineries we pass will be served as well as a range of other County beverages.
For those runners and their spouses that want to make it a complete vacation to the County – consider booking a Terroir Weekend package! Packages will include 2 nights accommodation, 2 tickets to the Terroir County Wine Festival and 2 registrations to our Terroir Run (packages with one registration be also be available). We expect to have packages ready by the end of January. Registration for the run is now live on EventBrite.
Our inaugural run on May 29th, 2011 is in beautiful Prince Edward County. It’s about the journey as much as the destination.
Join us in Wine County of Ontario. Our run will take us from The Old Third along Closson Road past Closson Chase Vineyards, Lacey Estates Winery, Lift Haus Winery, The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery and Hinterland Estate Winery, down Benway Road to Greer Road past Casa Dea Winery, and finally around the tractor at Rosehall Run Winery to the finish line at Norman Hardie Winery
10.7 km of county roads, a kick-ass local lunch (wood fired Flammen Kuchen pizza and Vicki’s Veggies spring green salad) and great Ontario wines, of course!
More details to come shortly including online registration!