A Day in Prince Edward County

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Ever have the feeling of being overwhelmed with work and need to simply unplug?

Well look no further than a weekend getaway or day trip to the charming community of Prince Edward County just a few hours aways from Toronto and Montreal. This picturesque gem has much to offer with award-winning wineries, stunning beaches, art studios, quaint farm stands along the road, exceptional eateries and the laid-back feel that is sure to have you unwind in no time. This is the perfect road trip this season - you won't regret it! 

Check out my recent adventure to the County and snapshots of my go-to spots:

Picnic Food Truck + Rosehall Run Winery

The first stop along our Prince Edward County adventure led us to the Picnic Food Truck at Rosehall Run Winery - a food truck offering picnic style lunches using the freshest, local produce and artisanal ingredients with a focus on healthy and tasty. Be sure to try their sandwiches, charcuterie & cheese plates, and let's not forget their donut holes! 

Fried Pickerel Sandwich
Local Pickerel with tarter, creamy coleslaw and spicy mayo.

Double tap - hearts all around! Instagram DUH!

{Picnic Food Truck at Rosehall Run Winery}

{Picnic Food Truck at Rosehall Run Winery}

A big plus is that all Picnic meals are prepared to complement a wide selection of award-winning County wines crafted by Winemaker Dan Sullivan of Rosehall Run Winery.
{Rosehall Run Winery}

Norman Hardie Vineyard & Winery

This establishment has been around for over 10+ years and is hands down a must-stop in the County! Indulge in wood-fired thin crust pizza with a glass of wine on their patio overlooking the vineyard.

Don't forget to visit the tasting bar on the second level!

{Norman Hardie Vineyard & Winery} 

Drake Devonshire

The Drake Devonshire is a new addition to the County with its boutique feel on the lake. Located in Wellington, get your appetites ready as Chef Matt DeMille is sure to delight with his offerings of farm fresh and lake-to-table concepts with a classic twist. The Drake is much more than just culinary artistry - it is location to sip a glass of your favourite County wine and enjoy good company.

{Drake Devonshire}

{Drake Devonshire}

{Drake Devonshire}

{Drake Devonshire}

Barley Days Brewery

Barley Days Brewery is all about crafting exceptional beer and it's no wonder why we had to turn our engines off at this location. Upon arrival, we were offered samples but we then discovered The Eye of the Beeramid, a Kombucha infused beer - a collaboration between Alex Currie of Pyramid Ferments and Brett French of Barley Days Brewery. This is where I raise my glass to an amazing brainchild of a product!

{Barley Days Brewery}

{Barley Days Brewery}

Where:

Rosehall Run Winery | 1243 Greer Rd, Wellington, ON
Norman Hardie Vineyard & Winery | 1152 Greer Rd, Wellington, ON
Drake Devonshire | 24 Wharf St, Wellington, ON
Barley Days Brewery | 13730 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton, ON

Other Favourite Stops in Prince Edward County:

Ice Cream at Slickers
Cooking Class at From the Farm Cooking School
Great Canadian Cheese Festival in June
Apple Cider at The County County Cider
Treat yourself at The Pink Lunch Pail Bakery
Barn searching at Hinterland Winery, Closson Chase and Karlo Estates.
Picnic with local elements at Grange of Prince Edward County
Dogs, live music, wine and wood fire meals at Three Dog Winery

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