Well let’s take a short break from productivity and busy-ness and just sit back and look at pretty pictures, shall we? This past Labour Day weekend we were happy to accept an invitation from my siblings-in-law to visit Niagara’s wine country. It was a perfect end-of-summer day, and these pictures are all from Trius Winery at Hillebrand. We had a tour of the winery and took part in a tasting as well. Gorgeous way to spend an afternoon.
The buildings are that perfect combination of charming, rustic and historic. As we head out to the vineyards the views are lush, green and pastoral.
…and we have our wine-tasting right there in the vineyard! One white, one red, and one icewine. Mmmmm. We are taught the correct wine-tasting etiquette, and hear about the geography required for grape growing around the world.
Then we head down inside the winery to see where the barrelling and bottling happen. The scale of everything is so immense. And the history behind wine-making is fascinating to hear.
Didn’t you love that little tour? If you live near a wine country of your own, lucky you. If not you should really make a point of visiting if you can. I think I’ll pour myself a little taste of a wine we bought there right now….maybe a sliver of Asiago…and an olive or two…cheers!