Ontario's wine and craft beer industries are burgeoning in the Bluewater regions. The Essex & Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) Wine Route features many wineries that offer tasting and tours of their facilities. Grey County has a "Saints & Sinners" wineries and breweries tour that does the same. Tour the regions to sample some of the finest beverages in the province!
The 4th Annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival is a celebration of all styles of music, boasting 4 daytime session stages and evening main stage on the shores of Lake Erie in Canada’s most southern town. More than 30 award-winning, national and international performers, including Cowboy Junkies, Sylvia Tyson, Jimmy Rankin, Harry Manx, Splash N Boots and many more, juried artisans, local food vendors, award-winning Pelee Island Wines and Lonsbery Farm craft beers. Join us as we Celebrate Family! with expanded children’s workshops, activities and performers and a pancake breakfast.
The island is home to Pelee Island Winery's vineyards and wine pavilion where several tours daily are available from May to October. Tours include the pavilion grounds and a wine appreciation seminar. Visitors will learn about the island's unique history and the reason why it's such a great place to grow grapes. Knowledgeable tour guides explain the mechanical design of an antique European Grape Press. They also provide an overview of the fine art of corks; how they are made and why a good cork is so important to great wine. The 'Vine to Wine' process is highlighted by a video
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