We started off the day in Niagara-on-the-Lake at Pondview Winery. This was the smallest one we visited, but the food was incredible. We were served little tandoori chicken skewers on an apricot rice and a chardonnay. Afterward, we moved on to Trius Winery, where we had "Canada's Best Wine Burger" which was a delicious slider topped with caramelized onions, and a red wine (can't remember what type). We took a bit of a drive after those two and went to Vineland for the rest of the day. There we went to Flat Rock Cellars, which had the most beautiful view of the vineyards and Lake Ontario. The one that ended up being my favourite was Featherstone Winery. While the rest of the stops had an industrial and classy feel to them, Featherstone almost felt like you were going to a little family home that happened to be serving wine. I almost didn't want to leave, but decided just to buy a bottle so I could have a little bit of that place in my home. Next on the list was Fielding (as my brother pointed out, today was pretty much brought to you by the letter "F"). We were given a little plate of prosciutto, salami, cheese, olives, etc. to make our own custom appetizers, and sat outside on the hill and listened to the live band while taking in another gorgeous view. Again, it was very difficult to pry myself away from that place. On the plus side, my mom treated me to a bottle of their rosé (score!). Last on our list was Good Earth Food & Wine Co. where I learned what the difference between vertical and horizontal wine tasting. I could explain, but... you know..Google. I stuffed my face with a chicken and root vegetable stew, which we all want to recreate but were too embarrassed to ask the ingredients.
On the way home, we stopped in at a fruit stand and bought some apples so I can make an apple crisp next week. Sigh, I love Fall! I hope that you are all having a great weekend!