WINE COUNTRY EXCURSION
”Wine improves with age.
The older I get, the better I like it”.
A short while ago we signed up for a wine tour to the Annapolis Valley. Five wineries for a day-long journey of fun and sipping.
An added bonus was the drive through the beautiful country side.
Each place offered explanations of their processes. Individually different in method.
The tasting at L’Acadie was a unique one in that they are designated 100% organic. No herbicides are used to control the vegetation around the vines so they invite sheep from a nearby farm to graze, then they use sheep manure to fertilize the earth. Very healthy grapes indeed!
We were offered two samplings of each vineyard’s specialties.
Luckets was very ‘showy’…and very busy…, obviously a popular stop for tourists, but the amusing animator with his charming cockney accent, who poured our samples more than made up for the wait.
Domain de Grand Pré supplied us with a sample of their dangerously delicious Pomme d’Or Apple Cream Liquor served in a dark chocolate cup
Honeys, jellys and other local delicacies rounded out our selection choices
This cashier was quite proud of her comical tip jar.
At Luckets we found an old British phone box amongst the vines where anyone could make a free call to anywhere in North America.
If we planned on visiting all five vineyards we had a generous one hour at each, including an extra hour at one of our choosing for dining.
Our easy pick was Domain de Grand Pré. Patés, rillettes, jams, jellies and cheeses all, either produced on site or supplied from local sources. Served with a glass of crisp surprisingly dry Reisling of course. DELICIOUS!
Our tour animator, Michael, kept us laughing till we cried the entire time. On the final stop he gathered us together for the bus ride home saying it was like herding cats.
We cannot wait to share another excursion on the Magic Winery Bus with our next guests.