Hosted by The Vineyard Suite with charitable support from Grapevine Tours and our neighbouring wineries; Coopers Hawk Vineyard, North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, Oxley Estate Winery, Colio Estate Wines and CREW – Colchester Ridge Estate Winery.
Your weekend begins at The Vineyard Suite on Friday, June 2nd of 2017.
Sandy & Bill the proud owners of The Vineyard Suite will begin the weekend by welcoming the guests on arrival. The Suite will be fully prepared with beautiful linens, towels, chocolates, flowers and an added bonus – Embroidered bath robes for two!
The Suite is complete with bath soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, clothes steamer and so much more!
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, indoors or outdoors on the BBQ, with numerous spices, virgin olive oil, and vinaigrette, creamer, specialty coffees, tea, sugar, etc…
The Suite is a one bedroom with a queen bed & side tables, chest of drawers, dressing mirror and a safe that no one has felt inclined to use, but it looks good and works.
The living room has a 48″ plasma TV with satellite and a “Bose” wireless speaker for indoor & outdoor use. The decor is somewhat eclectic with traditional and modern touches highlighting pieces to bring in that old world charm.
Behind the front door hangs a fire-pit skewer for roasting hotdogs or marshmallows over the outside fire pit. In one of the kitchen cabinets you’ll find marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate – just in case you want to treat yourself while sitting out by the fire in the evening.
You enter off of Historic Route 50 onto a large circular private drive. In the centre you will see an old fashion wagon carrying wine barrels, ready for transport – that is our landmark! This driveway will provide ample parking should you decide to invite friends over in the evening for a marshmallow roast.
Walk through the wrought iron gate to The Vineyard Suite front door which is adjacent to your private gardens. Just Outside the front door is a small herb garden for an added touch of freshness to your meals.
Walk around the courtyard to the large slate patio, there is a park-style table that can seat 4+, complete with an outdoor chandelier hanging from one of the many trees on the property.
In the centre of the slate patio is an “old Tree-Grate” from downtown Windsor that has been repurposed into a fire-pit. In addition, there are comfy outdoor chairs and a hammock hanging between two fir trees. This makes a great place to relax for a siesta after an afternoon of wine tasting.
Citronella Torches are placed strategically around the garden, patio and the hammock for a bit of ambiance in the evenings. When you arrive, and every morning, the fire-pit is prepared for you to light at your convenience.
After you have settled in and unwind, a reservation has been made in your name at Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, 7:00 pm for wine tastingwith a lovely dinner to follow.
Coopers Hawk Vineyard is an estate winery of 67 acres in the Lake Erie North Shore viticulture region, also known as Epic Wine Country. Their Mantra expresses their vision of high quality wines, friends, family, food and fun!
This invitation for two will experience a tutored tasting with their Master Taster. You will taste 3 of their premium wines as well as their ice wine. Continue your evening with a decadent dinner experience with Chef and his amazing culinary team. Only the freshest local ingredients will ever touch your plate.
Our recommended tour company is Grape Vine Tours;
Their slogan Is Ride the Vine & Unwind. We have had the pleasure in touring with Peter from Grapevine and it was truly an experience. A réservation for Saturday at 11 :30am has been made in your name. Your host will arrive and greet you at the front door to escort you on a 4-hour custom tour and return you back to your suite allowing you to enjoy the winery, wines and scenery without worrying about driving.
Part of your tour will include visits to Oxley Estate Winery for tastings & lunch, CREW – Colchester Ridge Estate Winery for tastings and a gift and Colio Estate Wines for a tour with tastings.
Oxley Estate Winery is nestled on 38 acres at the heart of the Lake Erie North Shore wine route, in Harrow. They farm their vineyards using eco-friendly farming practices, including reduced chemical intervention, in an effort to encourage a healthy and sustainable environment. Enjoy your “lunch for two in a beautiful and lush garden patio”. Taste their lovely wine and food, prepared by Oxley’s professional restaurant staff.
CREW – Colchester Ridge Estate Winery where they pride themselves on friendly service and feature award winning wines. When someone comes in for a tasting they can choose samples from their tasting list and can learn about their vineyard, wines, and the winemaking process in general. “Enjoy a gift with tastings”.
We are a small, family run winery – one of the smallest in the region.
Colio Estate Winery is one of patience, determination, and perseverance – quality that remain today at the heart of their winemaking practices and spirit. Come and enjoy the rewards of the hard work and craftsmanship that go into every bottle. An “intimate winery tour from grape to bottle awaits you along with tastings”.
Sunday morning, relax on the patio with a cup of coffee before your day begins.
“Bistro 42”, a division of North 42 Degrees Estate Winery invites you for a “Gourmet Breakfast” for two followed by a “prepared sparkling wine tasting”. Situated just outside the quaint hamlet of Colchester, North 42° welcomes guests from all over the world and treats them like family. Visit us on the 42nd parallel amidst Carolinian forests and Lake Erie breezes and enjoy our fine wines.
This has been truly a pleasure from all of us located out in Epic Wine Country, so close, right in your back yard. You do not need to travel for hours when we are here to welcome you every time you visit. If we can be of any assistance to you prior or during your stay with us, please do not hesitate to ask!
“We would like to thank the JDRF and all partners that participated in this fundraising experience with us, it has truly been a pleasure”.
All the best,
Sandy & Bill
The Vineyard Suite
843 Essex County Rd 50 E. Harrow, On, N0R1G0
Coopers Hawk Vineyards
1425 Iler Rd. RR1, Harrow, On, N0R1G0
North 42 Degrees Estate Winery
130 County Road 50 East, Colchester, On, N0R 1G0
Oxley Estate Winery
533 County Rd. 50 East, Harrow, On N0R 1G0
Colio Estate Wines
1 Colio Drive, Harrow, On, N0R 1G0
CREW- Colchester Ridge Estate Winery
108 County Road 50 E. Harrow, On, N0R 1G0