Sunday, May 22, 2016

Winery Tour # 2 Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

The second winery we visited was the Inniskillin.  I am told that is an Austrian name and that the winery is owned by Austrians.  As the sign implies, their visitors come from around the globe.  Canada and China have a warm relationship.  Air China flies into Canada on a scheduled basis.

The grape vines come right up to the parking lot.  That's Treky in the far left corner.

The vines are kept pruned back and the grapes actually grow on the new growth.

Each table is set for 10 people. There are two glasses for each setting and a pitcher of water in the center with water glasses.  According to the experts, the taste of the wine is greatly affected by the shape of the glass.  I guess that Fred Sanford knew that when he drank his Ripple - Ha.  Seriously, this stuff is considered very serious among winos.  Ha.

I am told that the glass on the left gives a completely different taste to the wine compared to the small glass on the right.  The specialty here is "Ice Wine".  To make ice wine, the grapes are left on the vine to freeze and dehydrate and are harvested at night.  Only a drop of juice is obtained from a grape and that juice is extremely sweet and rich.  Ice wine can cost $1,000.00 per bottle.  We were told that they sell quite a bit of it too.

 I still use our old I. D. Tag

Who is that patiently waiting for me while I patiently wait for the wine tasters?  Why, it's Tippy-Too.  She's very proud of her pink harness.

Tomorrow, we will go to the actual Niagara Falls and view both the American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Go with us.

Ron, Tippy-Too and Treky

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Ron ,enjoy traveling along,cant wait to see the falls.Safe travels God Bless .Its Bob in Md near Annapolis ,the blue angels fly tomorrow here,a site to see.