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  • Come Plant With Us!

    Tilled Soil at Vineyard - Trail Estate Winery
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    Saturday June 11th, 9am-3pm we'll be adding to our vineyards. Join us as we plant our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the Hillier clay soils (and rock). The day will test your planting skills! The day starts with coffee and snacks and an orientation of the vineyard. After planting you'll be rewarded by a sit-down locally-sourced lunch by PICNIC as well as an in-depth wine tasting.
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    This event is limited to 24 people and is a great way to get your hands dirty, make new planting friends and try our newest wines!
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    Please bring sturdy (closed) footwear. Tools will be provided.
  • Review by Natalie Maclean - 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve

    We're thrilled to have received this latest review! If you were lucky enough to get a bottle of this single barrel reserve, enjoy. Some is still available at our restaurant partners including the Wellington Gastro Pub in Ottawa.

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    "This gorgeous Prince Edward County Pinot Noir offers aromas of fresh earth, violets and dark cherry. Complex and balanced with a long finish. Pair with grilled chicken."

    Score - 93

    Natalie MacLean

    Trail Estate Pinot Noir
  • Winemaker's Dinner at Wellington Gastopub, Ottawa, April 8th

    Assorted Shots of Trail Estate Winery - Tasting, Signage, Employees
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    Join our Winemaker, Mackenzie Brisbois at the Ottawa's Wellington Gastro Pub, this Friday, April 8th for a special Winemaker's Dinner.
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    Mackenzie will share her insights on the workings of a craft winery and her non-interventionist, "whole" winemaking approach. Chef Chris Deraiche will pair 4 exceptional courses with our newest wines, including:
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    2015 Lakeview Riesling (Pre-Release Preview)
    2015 Wild-Ferment Sauvignon Blanc (Pre-Release Preview)
    2014 Pinot Noir Rosé (New Release)
    2014 Gamay Noir (New Release)
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    To reserve your spot, contact Shane at the Wellington Gastro Pub: (613) 729-1315
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    Read the Latest Reviews of our 2014 Gamay Noir
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    "The nose is smoky, peppery red fruit, embracing raspberry, cherry, and a hit of cranberry... The palate is juicy, with the right amount of tart and sweet red fruit playing a yin and yang on the tongue... Love the complexity. Tannins are present but in check, with a nice streak of acidity running through the mouth. 65% County fruit and 35% from the Bench. They even drew off some juice to concentrate this beauty."
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    ... and from MyWineCanada.com
    "This bottle has been one of my favourite wine discoveries of the year. It's vibrant and tart Gamay, with gorgeous perfumed aromatics—fresh herbs and black pepper... and there were only 98 cases produced."
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    We're thrilled with the great response - hope you can join us this Friday!
  • 5 Courses, 5 Wines at The Peasant Table, Toronto, April 1st

    Table Reservation & Settings - Trail Estate Winery

    Its been quite a busy few months. Lots has been happening getting the new wines ready for bottle. We have some exciting wines now available on our website — a delicious barrel-fermented Pinot Noir Rosé and a deep and complex Gamay Noir.

    On April 1st, we'll be previewing these (and maybe some others to be named) at The Peasant Table in Toronto. Owner/Chef Boris Babić (Michaels on Simcoe) will pair Five Wines with Five Courses of German-influenced Italian! This is all happening as part of the Riverside Wine Fest which runs Tuesday to Sunday - its a mix of eclectic wine events!

    There are just a few seats left - seats can be reserved by calling the restaurant or here.

    Outdoor Patio - Trail Estate Winery
  • Maple in The County - All Day Brunch

     

    Trail Estate Winery - Breakfast Crepe with Fruit at Wine Tasting Event

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    Once again, Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20th, enjoy piping hot, freshly made Ice Riesling-infused French Toast, fresh fruit and maple cream paired with a glass of Ice Riesling ($10 incl tax; $6 without wine). Brunch will be served from 11am to 3pm (or until we run out!).
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    Wines can also be purchased by-the-glass for your enjoyment.
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  • "March of Wines" at Hubb Eatery Starts March 10th!

    The Hubb Eatery & Lounge Menu - Trail Estate Winery
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    March 10th to 13th, enjoy some of the best dining in The County at The Hubb Eatery in Bloomfield. Feast on a Prix Fixe menu of Carrot Cardamom Puree, Charred Octopus Chop Salad, Ontario Bison, Black Pepper Spaghetti carefully paired with our wines!
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    Which wines you ask? Wine pairings will include a selection of:
    • Ice Riesling
    • Riesling
    • Gamay Noir (In a County Debut!!!)
    • Pinot Noir Rosé (Just Released!)
    • Barrel-Aged Chardonnay
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    To book your table, simply call 613-393-3301!
  • An Evening of Wine & Chocolate At The Vintage Conservatory, Toronto

    Wine + Chocolate Thursday at Trail Estate Winery

    Valentine's Day is around the corner! There is no better time to indulge in and gift chocolate, than this special occasion.
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    This Thursday, Feb 11th., come explore a selection of the well known Brix chocolate paired with some of our newest releases. Meet the winemaker, Mackenzie Brisbois, and learn more about the history and techniques used for each wine.
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    This event, organized by The Cellar Sisters, takes place in one of Toronto's best private wine cellars.
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      Reserve your tickets here.
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    Note: the formal pairing and tasting will begin at 6:30 p.m. sharp.
  • County Collective: Winter Edition

    January 26th, we join The Grange and Traynor Vineyards at the Ontario Wine Society's County Collective tasting at Quince Bistro, Toronto.
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    We'll be featuring a pair of wines just-released - Pinot Noir Rosé and a fantastic, dark and tasty Gamay. All wines will be paired with perfectly paired cocktail bites. Guests may also order their favourite wines for delivery.
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    WINE LIST
    2013 Chardonnay ($32.00)
    2013 Cabernet (Cab Franc/Cab Sauv) ($39.00)
    2014 Riesling ($23.95)
    2014 Pinot Noir Rose ($21.95)
    2014 Gamay Noir ($25.95)
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    FOOD MENU
    Shrimp pot stickers, ginger soy sauce • Mini Prosciutto & provolone paninis • Herb & Gruyère profiteroles • Seared Albacore tuna tostada, tomatillo salsa • Chicken croquettes, Dijon • Stuffed Beef tartar and curried chicken salad profiteroles • Marinated olives
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  • Twas the night before Christmas...

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through the winery, not a wine was fermenting, not even the Franc.
    The barrels were stacked by the winemaker with care, in hopes that oak ageing would make them out fare.
    The Rieslings were nestled all snug in their tanks, while visions of customers all giving thanks;
    The 2015 vintage in glory, and our team all a-smile, had just settled down to vacation awhile.
    As we opened our bottles and poured it around, you could hear through the vines a beautiful sound, "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night"
  • Wassail Starts This Weekend… Bring Your Voices!

    Wassail is a unique County wine celebration celebrating the burying of the vines and the onset of Christmas Season! It’s time to party and everyone is invited!
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    Download the songbook at the link below. Arrive singing a seasonal tune and be treated to a free sample of wine, plus our own homemade Christmas Cookies! These sold out last years and are as delicious as ever!
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    And, if you are looking for a gift for wine-lovers on your list: consider wine! Purchase any 3 bottles plus an Ice Riesling and we'll ship it anywhere in Ontario — for free! (Feel free to include a personalized message. Use code Christmas15)
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    Bus tickets, passports and yes, songbooks, are available here.
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    Wassail takes place the last two weekends of November and first weekend of December.

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