2019 South Ottawa Wine & Mead tour schedule to be released next April.
Take a trip along the Highway 416 wine and mead trail to Smokie Ridge Vineyard in Mountain, where retired veteran Smokie LeBlanc and his wife Debbie have been serving up such commemorative wines as Soldier's Pride White and Battle Born Red for over a decade.
Here, you'll enjoy a sommelier-led introduction to an array of "Cold World" varietal wines and the foods best paired with them, followed by a stroll through the vineyard with the winemaker himself.
You'll then travel to Oxford Station to charming Green Gables Vines, where you'll learn about engineer Richard Deslandes' unique wine-making process and enjoy a flight of five wines paired with a cheese and vegetable platter.
Finally, you'll take an off-grid trip to whimsical Blue Gypsy Wines in Oxford Mills to tip back some sulfite-free fruit wines and honey meads on the winery's solar-powered tasting deck.
Tour package includes wine tastings and food pairings.