Cask & Barrel

Wassail

Nov
17

When: Nov. 18-19, Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3 2017
Where: Various locations

When harvest is over the wineries of Prince Edward County open their doors for Wassail, a festival of singing, feasting, and imbibing. Many wineries offer mulled wine as a treat for roaming carollers, as well as seasonal comfort foods and holiday treats. There are bus tours available through Wassail in the County or explore at your own pace with a self-guided tour.

  • Outlet Food Co. will be at Trail Estate Winery serving a red wine braised beef Cottage Stew with a side of bannock bread made with rendered duck fat and fresh thyme. Roast your own bannock over a roaring campfire and taste new release wines like Baco Nuvo and Pet Nat.
  • Vegan winery Karlo Estates will have Rooted Eats by JERKebago and vegan cheese from Caju Winds.
  • Visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus at Traynor Vineyard, then treat yourself to a taste of Mexico from Guapo’s Cantina.

Great Canadian Cheese Festival

Jun
01

When: June 3 – 4, 2017
Where: Crystal Palace in Picton

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival is Canada’s biggest cheese show, featuring our country’s best artisan cheesemakers. The two day festival gives visitors the chance to taste the best cheeses and artisan food products, as well as wine, cider, and craft beer.

Visit cheesefestival.ca for more details and to purchase tickets.

Maple in the County

Mar
19

When: March 25 – 26, 2017
Where: Various locations

Maple in the County is the annual celebration of the maple harvest, featuring sugarbush tours, pancake breakfasts, and more at venues all over Prince Edward County. Check out mapleinthecounty.ca for a detailed list of activities and an interactive map of venues. Highlights include:

maple in the county

  • Nyam Gway at Trail Estate Winery serving Maple Bacon Mac & Cheese, paired with Chardonnay Musqué. Preorder tickets here.
  • Maple smoked salmon crostini served fireside at Norman Hardie Winery with wines by the glass.
  • A maple-themed menu prepared by Chef Neil Dowson at County Road Beer.
  • The Grange winery hosting a 5-course winemakers dinner in their Century Barn. Chef Scott Royce has created a maple-inspired menu that will be thoughtfully paired with estate wines by winemakers Caroline and Maggie Granger. More information available through Seasoned Events.