On the Road with the Grape Guy

On the Road with the Grape Guy is a on-going feature that follows me from event to event ... I post my thoughts, feelings and reviews of what happened and what I tasted ... basically it is here that I review the events I attend and the things that thrilled me.

Report from - Lailey Vineyard Open House - May 26, 2007

06 Jun 2007

During this year’s Wine and Herb Festival, I took some time out to pop into Lailey Vineyard, who were having their open house and new release weekend. On this particular weekend they were releasing nine new wines to the public, and I got a sneak peek at some up-and-comers over the next few months. With nine wines there is no way to describe them fully in the space I have, so for now let's look at a short description of each. My advice is to go to Lailey and try the ones that interest you ... and there’s bound to be at least one or two on this list.

Report from - 13th Street Winery - June 2, 2007

06 Jun 2007

13th Street Winery is an Ontario version of a cult winery ... it's one of those wineries that's whispered about in wine circles, and when their name is mentioned the most often heard phrase is "I've heard of them but I've never been there.” They keep cult-like hours (open primarily on weekends); have a cult-like store (small little building that looks more like a storage place than winemaking facility), and have a cult-like following - during their open houses (held twice a year of June and December) people come out of the woodwork like termites, the real followers are there at the crack of dawn, wanting to be first in line to try and buy.

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