Happy HalloWINE! My two favourite things combined 🙂 Every year, this obviously requires me to throw a very special event. Since this is my first year in Prince Edward County, I thought that a County HalloWINE weekend event was most appropriate! So this past weekend, a bunch of witches gathered in the County for all the best drinks and food. Read along for details about this wickedly fun event!
The HalloWINE weekend in the County began on Friday evening with drinks and appetizers. We did a tasting of some of my favourite County wine, cider and beer while eating all the amazing bounty PEC has to offer! The tasting included the Karlo Estates Three Witches White, Traynor Vineyard Pinot Noir, Broken Stone Winery Rosé, Settlers Cider Reserve, Crimson Cider My Pumpkin and Strange Brewing Company Oak Smoked Maple Ale. It was a wicked lineup that cast quite a few love spells on guests! While enjoying our drink, we snacked on delicious County food like cheeses, dips and a few Halloween treats. One of my favourite places to get fresh produce is Hagerman Farms and for cheeses and snacks you cannot beat the Agrarian Market!
On Saturday morning, everyone woke up to a very pumpkin filled breakfast. A recent Trader Joes haul provided every pumpkin breakfast item you could think of! We had pumpkin waffles, bagels, sweet buns, jam, cream cheese, cookies, yogurt and coffee. Everyone thankfully liked pumpkin! After we fueled up with all the pumpkin treats, we were ready for an afternoon of HalloWINE delights. County Cider Company was our first stop, where we enjoyed a tasting in the barn and then lovely late lunch on the patio. Next, we headed to Karlo Estates for a tasting which we got to do in their cozy wine lounge. If you’re visiting Karlo this fall/winter, the wine lounge is definitely the spot to do your tasting! After a day of witchy wine fun, we gathered back at the house for more HalloWINE activities.
The Saturday night HalloWINE festivities began with a sit down fall flavoured dinner. The main course was butternut squash ravioli with pumpkin sauce. I served dinner with the Waupoos Estates Winery Red Rabbit Red, which is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It was a magical combination! Dinner was finished off with apple pie and pumpkin ice cream for dessert. We then gathered around for our new moon horoscope readings. Our readings were enjoyed with the County Cider Company’s Waupoos Premium Cider. This is a dry cider with lots of crisp apple flavours, and one of my favourites! It’s apple zest paired perfectly with our witchy new moon ceremony.
The HalloWINE weekend in the County ended on Sunday with brunch at the Agrarian Bistro in Bloomsfield. The delicious local menu was the perfect way to conclude our the events. It truly was a magical HalloWINE weekend event filled with all the best County drink and food. All the wine, cider and beer featured are some of my favourite in the County! I’ve linked them all so you can get information about how to get your claws on them. Or, better yet, make a visit to the County yourself! Hope you enjoyed reading along about my HalloWINE event and got some inspiration for your own witchy gatherings.