After months of being cooped up in our Toronto apartment, my wife and I decided to escape the city and take a trip to Prince Edward County to go and visit some wineries. It’s a perfect weekend getaway for those living in Ontario. An abundance of local produce fills the lands of this peninsula on Lake Ontario.
Just a two hour drive east of Toronto, and about three and a half west of Montreal, Prince Edward County is technically an island although it is connected by road to the mainland. It’s the fastest growing wine region in Canada with over 40 wineries along with several breweries and cideries. The small towns and villages contain boutique shops selling local art and crafts, small local independent restaurants as well as some Torontonian restauranteurs choosing to set up shop here too. Local produce is in abundance and farm-to-table dinning is prominent.
If the weather permits, a trip to Sandbanks Provincial Park with its three beaches and dune trail can be a pleasant break from sipping and supping. With plenty of activities and lots to see, do and taste, we’ll definitely be back to the county before long, but perhaps next time I’ll bring my bike.