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Last night we had our dinner at Peller Estates Winery (read the original posting here: Terroir Trek: Dine Amongst the Vines). Unfortunately it had been drizzling since late afternoon so after a quick stroll outside, the rest of the evening was held inside but we had a fantastic time nonetheless! 

We arrived in time for the 6:30 cocktail where their Ice Cuvee was served – we’ve had this one before and really enjoyed it. It’s a sparkling wine with a bit of ice wine in it. We sipped our cocktail and took a quick guided walk outside. There were two guides throughout the evening who answered questions and provided information: Kevin for wine-related info and Mo for wine/food pairing info. Both were great – very pleasant, fun and informative. 

After the cocktail, we came back inside to the first station: Freshly shucked oysters paired with a Sauvignon Blanc. 


Chris and I were there with another couple (K and her husband J). K and I had never tried oysters before so this was going to be our first foray into oyster world. They were Atlantic oysters and actually pretty good. The guys enjoyed them. I liked the one I tried and although I probably wouldn’t order oysters if out for dinner, I can see the appeal. K wasn’t very fond of the sliminess. 🙂 They also served a chilled mint and pea soup in a shot glass which was really crisp and fresh. All of us agreed that both dishes paired very nicely with the Sauvignon Blanc. 

The next stop was the Chardonnay station. This was paired with a wonderful quail dish with pastry, St. Honoré cheese and apricots. It was fabulous – the Chardonnay brought out the richness of the cheese and the sweetness of the fruit. This was a favourite. 

The next stop was the Cabernet Sauvignon (2007) station and it was paired with a ham, raclette cheese and dijon grilled mini panini. Again, the panini was very flavourful and the wine brought out the sweetness of the ham and the spiciness of the dijon. Nice. 

We then moved into the dining area for the main course. 


We were served an ice (can’t recall what flavor) to cleanse our palates. The main course, served with a 2008 Meritage released that same day, was pepper-crusted lamb on a bed of risotto. The lamb was great and the Meritage excellent. 

Dessert was served upstairs, various pastries paired with a wonderful ice wine. The cream puffs (or profiteroles) were very good. Coffee and tea were also available. 

And that concluded our evening – we all had a wonderful time!


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July/August/September are looking pretty busy:

July 31-Aug 3: Friend visiting from Montreal for the long weekend: wine tasting in NOTL, shopping, pool time!

Aug 6-8: Sister visiting from Montreal: Going to see Salt, pool time, Chapters, etc.

Aug 8-11: Sister and family visiting from Montreal: Tentative: Marineland/Niagara Falls, Toronto Islands, pool time!

Aug 12/13: Meteor shower 8pm ET

Aug 13: A Clue to Murder – murder mystery dinner at Casa Loma

Aug 15: Archery lesson for Chris’ birthday

Aug 21: Terroir Trek: Dine Amongst the Vines at Peller Estates Winery with Chris and another couple

Sept 18: Knife Skills kitchen class

Sept 25: Wine festival in Niagara

Life is good. 🙂

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We booked this today at Peller Estates and we’re super excited about it – we’re going on August 21st:

Terroir Trek: Dine Amongst Our Vines.

Reception 6:30 pm; Dinner 7 pm-10pm
Created by Winemaker Lawrence Buhler and Winery Chef and CityLine personality Jason Parsons, this dining experience will awaken your palate with the most perfect wine and food pairings we could make.  Beginning with a sparkling reception on our front lawn, spend a summer evening strolling through our vineyards and dining alfresco on 6 courses, including freshly shucked oysters.  Co-hosted by our Estate Sommelier and a member of the culinary team, the evening concludes with a dessert reception that boasts one of the most beautiful views of Niagara Wine Country.

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