Prince Edward County…Wines, Vines and a Lavender Festival! Maple Leaf Tours is proud to offer this wonderful day tour to Prince Edward County! Prince Edward County’s wine and culinary tour route- a flavourful way to experience this beautiful island. Featuring wineries, fine dining establishments and amazing specialty products. Join us on this wonderful day tour to meander along the TASTE trail and discover the beauty of Prince Edward County – come along and bring your taste for adventure with you!
Prince Edward County…Wines, Vines and a Lavender Festival!
Maple Leaf Tours is proud to offer this wonderful day tour to Prince Edward County! Prince Edward County’s wine and culinary tour route- a flavourful way to experience this beautiful island. Featuring wineries, fine dining establishments and amazing specialty products. Join us on this wonderful day tour to meander along the TASTE trail and discover the beauty of Prince Edward County – come along and bring your taste for adventure with you!
|9:00 am||Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess St. This morning we will travel down the Loyalist parkway along Lake Ontario to the Glenora Ferry that will take us to Prince Edward County.|
|10:00 am||PEC Lavender. Are you interested in discovering more about lavender? Well, you’re in for a treat! We’ll see the fields of lavender and experience a touch of Provence in the Country. This visit during the peak flowing period from late June throughout July, we will experience the definitive lavender experience.
A visit to this farm will give you a different view and appreciation of these gorgeous purple fields.
You will enjoy a short history of lavender,
detailing the myriad of uses this wonderful flower has experienced though out the ages. Free tasting of out lavender lemonade, lavender shortbread and chocolate. Find a Fossil, an activity of interest to all ages. Remnants of the Ordovician geological period, approximately 450 million years ago, can be found in Prince Edward County. This period was host to many brachiopods, corals and cephalopods. Join in to learn more. Tour the fields at your leisure, and enjoy the various shades of lavender, from pink to purple, remember to bring your camera to create lasting memories of your time. You’ll be able to enjoy U-Pick Lavender and bring home a gorgeous bouquet. Visit the horticultural Booth to purchase your Lavender and other herbs. Enjoy the live music of R & R (Ralph & Ray) -A Brighton based, high energy duo reminiscent of the style of the Everly Brothers Two Guitars, Two Voices. They are great entertainers.
|11:30 am||Sandbanks Estates Wines are crafted in small batches from grapes that are handpicked from their own
vineyard. Enjoy a tour and tasting.
|12:30 pm||A scenic drive guides us through the Casa Dea vineyard before reaching the impressive chalet-style buildings set against mature forests. A tour and tasting will delight us here before enjoying a lovely lunch!|
|2:30 pm||Arrival at the Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery. Enjoy a tour and tasting. The father and daughter team of Bob and Caroline Granger has poured their passion for viticulture and their love of Prince Edward County into what is undoubtedly one of the grand wineries in the region. With 50 acres of vineyards, a pastoral setting and a dramatic tasting room/barn. The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery is the Loyalist version of a French wine estate-complete with rich textures, historical outbuildings and old-world ambience.|
|4:00 pm||After a delightful day we leave with wonderful memories of our day in Prince Edward County.|
|5:00 pm||Approximate arrival back in Kingston.|
- Payment is due in full at the time of booking.
- Acceptable forms of payment are cash, cheque, debit, Visa or Mastercard.
- Refunds are not available within 30 days of travel date.
- Bookings are transferable.
- You must be 19+ Years of age to consume alcohol in the province of Ontario
|9:00 am||Depart Kingston: Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street at Collins Bay Rd. (parking)|
You will find many cultivars of Lavender, offering a myriad of colours, scents and tastes. Some of the cultivars are praised for their exceptional essential oil qualities, while others are best kept for culinary creations and crafts.
There are a wide range of herbs to purchase potted or packaged. Shop the boutique, tour the fields of lavender and other herbs, the knot garden and flower beds.
LUNCH CASA DEA ESTATES WINERY
Serving Italian inspired food made with locally sourced ingedients. La Pergola Restaurant & Patio is located at our winery and overlooks our main vineyard. We offer exceptionally fresh food, attentive service and a full selection of our wines by the glass. The perfect location for luncheons and early dinners, mid to late afternoon snacking, shared plates or just sipping a glass delicious wine, La Pergola is the perfect way to start or end your County wine tour or unwind after a day at the beach.
BEFORE YOU GO
- For the comfort of fellow travelers, kindly refrain from using scented products such as perfume, cologne and other fragrances.
- Tipping for driver and tour director is voluntary depending on quality of service
- This is an outdoor event, be prepared for all weather conditions
Tico Reg: 50023381