|Wha? Where am I?|
So coffee was in order.
The blur had to go.
|Ugh. Who left the light on?|
By nine o'clock, I was standing on the sidewalk of small town Ontario.
We brought Phil's parents to Niagara-on-the-Lake because both Phil and I thought the place was really cute.
And we had a private wine tour booked at Jackson-Triggs (which is just outside Niagara-on-the-Lake) for noon.
I like Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's just a shame the place doesn't open up until 10. I'm going to be honest, the wine tour was really the highlight of the day.
We began with a glass of their sparkling wine.
|Vines are planted north/south to maximize sun exposure.|
|Phil, Dorothy and Howard listen intently.|
Apparently it was a flop. They left Labatt's and began again.
|View of the vineyard.|
|Each tank holds enough booze to last you through years 25-60, apparently.|
|In front of a window overlooking the vineyard.|
|Howard and Dorothy were looking much better than us.|
|Phil contemplates getting a barrel out of there.|
While we were down there, Phil snapped this picture of me.
Hm. Methinks he hadn't had enough coffee.
Afterword, we got to sample 3 wines: a Gewürztraminer, a Meritage (basically a Bordeaux), and a Gewürztraminer ice wine. Both Phil and I loved the two Gerwurztraminers. They were insanely lovely.
Best of all? We got to sample everything along with some food.
|Mmm. Cheese + bread + meat = happiness|
|Pinot grape at Peller Estates.|
Best of all? It was a great way to show my two favourite parents-in-law a neat part of Canada!