Do you love the food and wine of Southern Ontario? Enter to win one of two passports to Spirit of the Season and enjoy 13 amazing culinary experiences.
If you've been following our blog for a while now, you'll know that this is one of my favourite parts of the world. I've loved meeting the farmers, creators, wine producers, and craftspeople of the region and, bite for bite, they may just have the best farm-to-table scene in the world. And the holiday season is the perfect time to get better acquainted with these wonderful makers.
Some of my favourite establishments in the world are participating in Spirit of the Season (yep, I said in the world- that's no exaggeration!) One of those places is Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery (home to Lucy the farm dog, who I adore!) During Spirit of the Season they're offering passport holders spiced apple chutney (made with their own apples), creamy goat cheese, and the winery's 2014 Seyval Blanc.
Another favourite spot is Burning Kiln Winery, which is showcasing their signature Kiln Hanger wine (one of our go-to selections for Christmas gifts). Passport holders will enjoy it paired with a chocolate truffle and will receive a few special treats to take home: a Burning Kiln Winery reindeer ornament, a $10 gift certificate for adventure from Long Point Eco Adventures and a $5 tasting certificate for a return visit.
The 11 other wineries and breweries are offering such goodies as blueberry wine, pulled pork sliders, craft beer, homemade hummus, local cheeses, honey, wine jellies, chicken bruschetta, homemade potato chips, apple crisp, cider, and so much more. Did I mention just how delectable the area's farm-to-table experience really is?
Passport holders have four weekends to experience all the sumptuousness and, for those not lucky enough to win a passport from TurnipseedTravel, you can pick one up for $25 from any of the participating wineries or breweries.
All the details (and the full delicious menu) can be found here. And good luck!
Can't make it for Spirit of the Season? It's not too early to start planning your trip to Southern Ontario! Here are some of our favourite blog posts:
Celebrating the Long, Hot Days of Summer at Long Point Provincial Park
Where to Eat in Ontario's Oxford County
"Flours" Are Blooming in Chatham-Kent
What I Learned About Eating Local in West Lorne
The Cheese Lover's Guide to Norfolk County
Restaurant Review: The Combine of Norfolk County
The Golden Spruce of Norfolk County