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Willow Team Adventure #3: There’s No Folk Like Norfolk!

Welcome to Friday and welcome to Supercrawl weekend! Are you excited to head downtown and check out the bands? The art? The vendors? It’s shaping up to be a fantastic weekend, and if you’re still on the fence about attending, be sure to visit supercrawl.ca for the schedule and all the goings-on for the weekend.

 

Today on the blog we want to throw it back to last weekend, and the latest edition of Willow Team Adventures! This was Number 3 if you’re keeping track, and it was another one for the books, as they say.

 

This adventure took us to Norfolk County, Ontario, where we visited three very different and unique wineries (and yes you are sensing a theme!) and got to see some lovely landscape and scenery on our travels.

 

Our first stop was Burning Kiln Winery in St. Williams, which is not far from Turkey Point Provincial Park. A short and lovely afternoon drive, really! We had a fantastic welcome from the staff there, and an informative tasting, which included several delicious wines. The weather was overcast, windy, and downright chilly, which was unfortunate because Burning Kiln has lovely grounds, but alas, we had to stay in the tasting room…darn! 😉

 

Next we drove a little further up the road to Blueberry Hill Estates where we received another warm welcome, and here we decided to stop for a bite to eat as well. We sampled their ciders, some regular wines and their signature blueberry wine, all served alongside a heavily laden cheeseboard and some chips and salsa. Wine + snacks = a happy afternoon!

 

Our last stop of the day was at Frisky Beaver and Smoke & Gamble, located near Port Dover. Two wineries in one gorgeous location, what more could you want?! Some brave souls were seated on the patio, but we opted for the warmth of – you guessed it – the tasting room, and took our time enjoying their quality wines.

 

If you haven’t been out to visit Lake Erie’s wine country, we highly recommend it. As we said it’s not a long drive, and it’s a nice change of pace. Not to mention that area is absolutely stunning in the fall, once we get into the leaf changing season. It’s most definitely worth the drive!

 

There are also some great local breweries in that neck of the woods, if wine isn’t exactly your thing, and you can find lots more to see and do on the Norfolk County Tourism website as well.

 

There’s honestly nothing better than just getting out of town for a few hours, isn’t there? And then, there’s nothing like coming home and hanging in your own backyard, which is what we get to do this weekend with Supercrawl!

 

Thanks for coming along on our adventure, friends. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, filled with whatever makes you happiest. We’ll chat back here again on Tuesday.

This article was posted in Food & Drink, Willow After Hours.
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