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Wine Trip to Niagara

Posted 2006.11.18 1.00 in Wine by Stephanie

So recently, I took a couple days off and went down to the Niagara region for a little tasting tour with my mother. A few months ago she and I did a one-day tasting tour of Prince Edward County – a trip that had some nice moments but was on the whole somewhat disappointing. Several times while out there, I found myself thinking of how much better things were in Niagara. Well after a few months wait, we got to head back to Niagara and we were not dissapointed!

I’ll have some selected tasting notes posted over the next little while. In summary though we visited 7 wineries, tasted about 20 wines, ate two fabulously decadent gourmet meals, and stayed in a wondefuly luxurious inn.

The place we stayed was the Inn on the Twenty – located in Jordan Village, which is just south of Jordan Harbour. It is a quaint picturesque town, with a friendly downtown area. The inn is just across the street from their restaurant, which adjoins the Cave Springs Cellars winery. The winery, restaurant, and inn are all owned by the same family.

The inn was great – huge rooms, 15′ ceilings, queen-size beds on raised platforms. Jaccuzi tubs, separate showers, fireplaces, sofas, a desk… dish of candies, bottles of spring-water, turn-down service at night, with complimentary chocolate truffles… All in all about eight different kinds of wonderful.

And dinner at the On The Twenty restaurant was spectacular – one of those gourmet, fine-dining experiences that its just great to have once in a while. Fantastic delectible creations, coupled with wines from Cave Springs Cellars, it was a real treat.

Inn on the Twenty