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Meet the Wineries of Terroir Run – Karlo Estates

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Guest post by Hannah Stein

Karlo Estates is an artisanal winery, which integrates the best of old world and new world winemaking. Wild fermentations, minimal filtration, and reserved use of oak, help them to create clean, fruit driven and well balanced wines, with great complexity. With a wide range of offerings, their many interesting single varietals and eclectic blends showcase the winery’s signature style. A casual comfortable approach and a warm inviting atmosphere combine, to complete the experience of all guests.

We spoke to Sherry Karlo, vinter & owner of Karlo Estates, about all her winery has to offer…

What sets your winery apart from others?
Our winery’s family is a close-knit team, that works to provide our guests the ultimate County wine experience. Not only do we present the wines, telling our visitors how they were made and what to look for in the taste profile, but we also serve them with small food pairings, to best showcase our many food-friendly wines. With the legendary winemaker, Derek Barnett, on our team, our wines have become a favourite of visitors, locals, and critics alike. Karlo Estates is one of Trip Advisor’s top destinations; the first to be named twice on the Top Ten Cutting Edge Wines in the World list; and we’re also the world’s first vegan certified winery.

With one of the prettiest estates in the County, at Karlo Estates, guests can stroll through the vineyards with a glass of our signature Dry Stone Bridge down at our picnic area; book private group tastings in our loft gallery; and enjoy tasting plates on our covered patio. We offer County hospitality in an 1805 barn, welcoming guests to sample a large portfolio of unique premium wines, along with spectacular food pairings.

Which of your wines is your personal favourite and why?
My favourite wine changes, depending on the time of year, what I’m eating, and who I’m with. My current favourite, however, is our newest release, the Triumvirate. The name is a historical reference to the virtue of three leaders bringing strength and balance to rule in Rome. In our Triumvirate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, join forces in a balanced and charismatic wine. I love this wine because it’s simply spectacular. It’s full bodied, smooth, well-balanced, and has a rich mouth feel; everything I want in a big Bordeaux style red.

What should people most look forward to when visiting your winery during this year’s Terroir Run?
Karlo Estates is the perfect place to end your Terroir Run weekend. We offer wine by the glass, with tasting plates, on our covered back patio. With a state of the art sound system, guests can enjoy music with a nostalgic classic rock feel from some of our favourite childhood memories. Come relive your youth, while enjoying fine wine and relaxing in an authentic County setting — You’ve earned it!

A run to the wine-line?

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. Continue Reading

We ain’t got no bananas!

With less than 3 weeks to go to our 3rd annual PEC Terroir Run (there is still time and space available to register HERE) we are excited to announce some delicious new additions to our event! With our run starting an hour earlier this year at 9am, we anticipate some of our runners will be zipping to the finish line within the hour and we want to ensure that everyone is hydrated and well nourished and no, there won’t be any bananas or crappy bagels to greet them there.

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Rose with your run?

Karlo Estates’ water station at the corner of Greer and Benway Road marks the last leg of the run, just west of the winery proper, which is located at 561 Danforth Road.

Richard Karlo, Master Winemaker and wine judge, made his first commercial vintage in 2008 with a record 13 different varietals.  After opening the doors May 2010 and selling out of every vintage since, Karlo Estates now produces 3200 cases a year. Continue Reading

Karlo Estates Joins The Terroir Run Team

Although not one of the original “Hillier Nine” that our runners will pass on the course Richard & Sherry from Karlo Estates winery have confirmed they will be setting up a special water station at the corner of Benway & Greer to hydrate and cheer our runners into the final stretch. (Please note The Grange Estate Winery are generously hosting the other water station at the gates to their Closson Road winery) We cannot say enough great things about their commitment to our event and the Prince Edward County community – everything they do, from making inspiring wines, to the programming for visitors to their winery (Quintus and Van Alstine Port should be tried), is done to engage and delight each guest. Knowing their reputation for exceeding expectations leads me to believe our runners will turn that last corner with a “fifth” wind. It should also be noted that Karlo Estates has joined the Terroir Run Passport offering our participants and volunteers a free tasting of their products – this is a nice gesture although we’ve heard that visitors who sing them a song already received a free taste!