We’re on the move………..
No sooner had the dust settled from the 2013 judging than we packed up and moved to start a new chapter here in Prince Edward County, 6 hours east on the 401. We had been exploring “the County” over the past half dozen years or so and loved the vibe here. True, it offers all the things that keep the tourists streaming in–wine, art, dining, weekend events and fine lodging to curl up in at the end of the day, but it still somehow manages to maintain a casual country attitude. We practically lived off the produce at the roadside stalls this summer and fall. The people are as friendly as we expected to find in a wine region and we’re trying to perfect our “County wave”.
It made perfect sense to move to another wine region to carry on with the All Canadian Wine Championships. We’re in our 34th year for 2014! This is Canada’s oldest wine competition, and at 1297 entries last year, it is also the largest judging solely for Canadian wine. The judging panel is stoked to be coming to Prince Edward County!
Also beginning with the 2015 ACWC we’ll have a partner in place to help us celebrate 35 years of celebrating Canadian wine progress in the form of a tasting event for the public. For 7 years while in Windsor we had put together a unique tasting event with Windsor Regional Hospital to raise money for various projects–a total of approximately $70k was raised over the years and we hope to repeat that success here in PEC, while promoting the wines from coast to coast.
All in all, a very exciting time for John and I and we look forward to introducing our friends to “the County”.