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The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery

It’s a wrap!

DSC06225It’s all over but the aches and pains! We had 88 runners join us on the most perfect of sunny spring days to run 11.4km. We were “off with a bang” at The Old Third Vineyard, hydrated at Closson Chase Winery, The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery, at the junction of Benway and Greer with the help of our friends from Karlo Estates Winery, and a final H20 stop at Greer Rd and Highway 33 care of the folks from By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery.

DSC06333Our first runner to the finish -Tommy Ferris – blew through the course in 42 minutes and 20 seconds. Close on his heels were Neil Dowson (53.38) followed by Mike MacKenzie (55.45). The top three ladies to the finish line were Isabelle MacKenzie (56.45), Lea Amaral (58.00) and Glennis Walsh (58.50). All six of them will run as our guests in 2015!

DSC06323Runners and their companions (an additional 40 people) indulged in delicious food prepared by the team from Slow Food the County and Norman Hardie Winery. We enjoyed spring salads and wood-fired pizzas. We hydrated with PEC wines, beers and cider, not to mention, PEC Lavender iced-tea from Pluck Teas. Children played. Dogs frolicked. Overall – it was a pretty magical day!

DSC06342The folks from Zest Kitchen Shop gave out prizes to our runners who added #zesttoyourrun. First place (who won an awesome picnic prize from Zest) went to Karin Desveaux (aka Beautiful Bubbles). Way to go K for running 11.4km with 2 champagne glasses strapped to you and your bubble machine going the whole way! Second place (an awesome gift from Green Peach) went to the Cabernet Couple and Third place (4 tickets to the Great Canadian Cheese Festival) went to Yo Gabba Gabba! Thanks for showing great spirit!

DSC06362We finished off by donating $500 to Slow Food the County to assist them in supporting good, clean and fair awareness and education in the community.

Thanks to all of our supporters, partners and runners. Save May 23rd, 2015 to run with us for our 5th Anniversary run!

May the 24th be with you!

On May 24th, one hundred brave souls will embark on a journey. They will encounter fields of vineyards, lavender and freshly planted crops. They will endure paved and gravel roads. They may be forced to dance along the route. Before they reach the finish line they will have to run around an old rusty tractor. It will all be worth it once the reach the new frontier-Norman Hardie Winery. They will be rewarded. The are no medals of honour in this run but rather glasses of wine, cider and beer that will celebrate their achievements! Our small group of Star Wars friends took to the run route today to see what the 2014 Terroir Run runners will face… this is their journey.

Distracted by the statue at The Old Third, the commander had to have a glass of Cider to settle him before heading to battle

Distracted by the statue at The Old Third, the commander had to have a glass of Cider to settle him before heading to battle

 

Found this guy at Broken Stone Winery - he was trying to refuel on Pinot Noir

Found this guy at Broken Stone Winery – he was trying to refuel on Pinot Noir

Yoda has a zen moment at Closson Chase Vineryards

Yoda has a zen moment at Closson Chase Vineryards

Over and out from Lacey Estates. Vineyard in good shape? Check. Wine chilled? Check.

Over and out from Lacey Estates. Vineyard in good shape? Check. Wine chilled? Check.

This droid decided to make a pit stop and recharge at The Grange Winery water station

This droid decided to make a pit stop and recharge at The Grange Winery water station

The battle at Hinterland was fierce to protect all of their bottles of bubbly!

The battle at Hinterland was fierce to protect all of their bottles of bubbly!

Our troopers couldn't get in to explore this new found star - Trail Estate Winery. Word is the runners will!

Our troopers couldn’t get in to explore this new found star – Trail Estate Winery. Word is the runners will!

Karlo Estates is not on the route but they refuel the force at Benway Road and Greer Road

Karlo Estates is not on the route but they refuel the force at Benway Road and Greer Road

Luke - your father is not here - keep running!

Luke – your father is not here at By Chadsey’s Carins – keep running!

Just when he thought he was done, he came across the tractor at Rosehall Run and new...it was almost over

Just when he thought he was done, he came across the tractor at Rosehall Run and new…it was almost over

Can you see the force amongst the sign? Norman Hardie Winery - the finish line!

Can you see the force amongst the sign? Norman Hardie Winery – the finish line!

Will run for wine year 3!

We made it to the tractor at Rosehall Run Vineyards only .5km to the finish line!

We made it to the tractor at Rosehall Run Vineyards only .5km to the finish line!

Hello keen runners and dear friends,

It’s hard to believe it’s February 2013 already! We’ve had many folks reach out to us recently to ask “When’s your run this year?” and “When can we register”? We’ve got great news – it’s May 26th and registration is now live on Eztix! Continue Reading

What’s going on at the Grange…

Maggie Belcastro & Andrew Mackenzie

Last year our runners were graced with not only a water station at the end of The Grange’s winery driveway but with the beautiful smile of one of Ontario’s burgeoning sommelier’s; Maggie Belcastro.

We asked Maggie what the family run winery was up to in 2012:

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