Spirit of the Season Passport Weekend
For 4 weekends in November and December, the Ontario’s South Coast Wineries & Growers Association celebrates local food and drink with the annual Spirit of the Season Passport.
- Self-guided tour of 17 locations.
- Your passport will entitle you to a free unique wine/beer and food tasting.
- Take your time over several days and enjoy each sampling experience.
Passport is valid for all the dates Nov. 16 -17, 23-24, 30 Dec. 1, 7-8, 2019.
Get a stamp, enter the draw
Once you have visited each location and they give you a stamp you will have the opportunity to WIN a gift basket full of libations and a gift card from Jensen Cheese in Simcoe, PLUS an overnight accommodation at the Best Western London Airport Inn.
Purchase a passport for only $30 per person from any participating winery or brewery (see below) or online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tis-the-spirit-of-the-season-tickets-76993338147.
Stops & Pairings
Blue Elephant Craft Brew House
96 Norfolk St S, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2W2
519-428-2886 Sat. 11:30 am to 12 am (Closed Sundays)
Pairing: Come try our small batch beer offerings! Any 2 pours paired with either our House made Spinach Dip or Hummus served with either baked Tortillas or corn chips. These latest brews are sure to impress!”
Blueberry Hill Estates
1195 Front Rd, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0
519-586-2256 Open Sat. & Sun. 12 pm to 5 pm
Pairing: Take a bite out of the holidays! Enjoy a rich and creamy pâte and house-made melba toast served alongside a sample of our signature Iced Blueberry wine.
Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery
410 Concession 12 Townsend, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0
519-443-7125 Open Sat. & Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
Pairing: In the spirit of the season, embrace a classic Canadian cold weather
comfort food — good ol’ fashioned homemade chili served up with Bonnieheath’s Marechal Foch red wine. Warms the heart and soul!
Burning Kiln Winery
1709 Front Rd, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0
519-586-9858 Open Sat. & Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
Pairing: Tis’ the season for comfort food and elegant white wines! Join us for house made, Jensen Extra Old Cheddar Mac & Cheese, paired with an unreleased chardonnay. Experience the 2017 Cureman’s Chardonnay before it hits the shelves! This lightly oaked wine enhances the rich, buttery flavours- ultimately transforming familiar comfort food into an elegant dish.
Charlotteville Brewing Company
1207 Charlotteville West Quarter Line, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K1
519-619-7868 Sa. – 12 to 9 pm, and Sun. – 12 to 5 pm
Pairing: 5oz pour of Local 519 with a cup of Silken Goulash and a Gouda Crisp.
Concession Road Brewing Co.
17 Talbot Street East, Unit #4 Jarvis, Ontario N0A 1J0
905-928-5880 Open Sat. 12 to 9 pm, Sun 12 to 5 pm
Pairing: 5 oz. Beer Sample Join us in the taproom to enjoy a 5oz. sample of
your choosing along with one selection from our snack flight menu.
Hometown Brew Co.
1730 Front Road, St. Williams ON, N0E 1P0
519-410-7676 Sat. 12 to 6 pm , Sun. 10 am to- 6 pm
Pairing: 5oz Beer Sampler of our Brewers Series – stop by and enjoy a pony pint of our ever-changing list of new & different beers. Welcome Home!
Hounds of Erie Winery
377 7th Concession Rd. ENR, Clear Creek, ON, N0E 1C0
519-420-9097 Open Sat & Sun 11 am – 5 pm
Pairing: Let the cooler weather bring you inside to enjoy a tasting
of our latest cider release Dog House Hard Cider, paired with
warm apple fritter mini muffins. Sit.Stay.Enjoy.
1454 Front Rd. St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0
519-410-5930 Open Sat. & Sun. 12 pm to 5 pm
Pairing: Soft and chewy homemade buttery caramel corn. Once you start eating this you won’t be able to stop. This caramel corn is being paired with our newly released Cab Franc (2017 vintage) with a dark plum flavour, spicy notes and sooo velvety smooth. Plum and caramel popcorn is a match made in heaven
New Limburg Brewery
2353 Nixon Rd, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K6
519-426-2323 Open Sat. & Sun. 12 pm to 5 pm
Pairing: Try a 4 oz sample of our award winning Belgian Blond Ale, with a fruity and spicy character that’s the ultimate in refreshment.
To pair we offer a “bitterbal” – breaded and fried beef stew snack, a long time favourite in Belgian bars.
Quai du Vin Estate Winery
45811 Fruit Ridge Line, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S9
519-775-2216 Open Sat. 10 am, 5 pm, Sun. 12 pm to 5 pm
Pairing: We will be pairing our ‘the sweet one’ Riesling 2017 with an assortment of tasty treats. This late autumn style was harvested over one month to capture the crisp citrus of a traditional harvest, with the ripe and tropical fruit notes of a post-frost grape harvest
Railway City Brewing Company
130 Edward St, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1Z1
519-631-1881 Open Sat. 11 am to 8 pm, Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
Pairing: 5oz sample and a cheese and pepperette sample from our supplier Mr. Amish.
Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm
2970 Swimming Pool Rd, La Salette, ON N0E 1H0
519-582-1444 Open Sat. & Sun. 11 am – 5 pm
Come visit us at Ontario’s Original Brewery Farm!
Pairing: Enjoy a sample of your choice of one of our 9 farm fresh premium craft beers along with a selection of Original Picard’s snacks
Rush Creek Wines
48995 Jamestown Line, (Malahide) Aylmer, ON
519-773-5432 Open Sat. 10 am to 6 pm, Sun. 10 am to 5 pm
Pairing: Award Winning RCW Black Currant Wine paired with Gunns Hill 5 Brother’s “Smoked” cheese.
Smoke&Gamble | Frisky Beaver
455 Radical Rd, Port Dover N3Y 4K2
519-900-3034 Sat. 10 am to 6 pm, Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
Pairing: Enjoy a delicious and rich chocolate brownie provided by M’s Good Food in Port Dover, paired with our full oak Smoke&Gamble Pinot Cabernet Merlot.
Villa Nova Estate Winery
1449 Concession 13, West of Townsend, ON N0A 1L0
519-443-8787 Open Sat. & Sun. 11 am – 6 pm
Pairing: Shortbread and apple crisp with a choice of white wine (Pinot Gris 2017, Riesling 2017).
Wooden Bear L Winery
801 Norfolk St S, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K1
519-426-1100 Open Sat. 11 to 5 and Sun. 11 to 4
Pairing: White wines and local cheese selections!
More details at http://www.ontariosouthcoastwine.com/spirit-season-passport/.
- Date: 07/12/2019
- Time : 12:00 am
Norfolk County various locations