The Main Grill & Ale House

The Main Opens New Patio, Releases New Menu

The Main Grill & Ale House in Kingsville is opening a patio at the beginning of July. To help celebrate, they will also be releasing a revamped menu.

Jack's Gastopub patio

Jack’s Gastropub Launches New Menu

Jack’s Gastropub will not only be rockin’ their great patio this summer, but come July, they’ll also be sporting their brand new summer menu.

Serenity Lavender and North 42 Degrees Estate Winery are Now Bicycle Friendly

The bike rack arrived, is installed and both Serenity Lavender and North 42 Degrees Estatate Winery are officially a member of the Welcome Cyclists network!

The 2 establishments will have healthy snacks  including locally made Victory power bars, Perrier, flavoured San Pelligrino, coconut water and local nuts which can be enjoyed by their cycling visitors at their picnic tables.  Bring on the cyclists!

Stowaway 1812 Wine Launch

Colio Estate Wines, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, Pelee Island Winery, Oxley Estate Winery and Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery cordially invite you to the launch of Stowaway 1812, a regional collaborative line of wines commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The launch will be at the Provincial Marine Commissariat located at 224 Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg, Ontatrio on Thursday July 4, 2012 at 11:30 am. This signature line of 6 distinct wines within 1 region are limited edition collectors items that will augment the experience of visitors to both our wine region and our 1812 region.

From July 19 to September 1, 2013 a special barrel of one Stowaway1812 varietal will be stowed away aboard Liana’s Ransom, one of the Tall Ships participating in the August 30-September 2 Coastal Trails: Sails to See Tall Ships Festival in Windsor, Amherstburg, Kingsville and Pelee Island. This special barrel will travel the great lakes throughout the Tall Ships 1812 Tour.

Each winery will produce a different wine varietal, with each winery highlighting an 1812-era Tall Ship. Each wine is one of a collection of six and can be purchased starting July 4, 2013 at participating wineries.

The six participating wineries will launch and provide tastings of the STOWAWAY 1812 wine line.

Klassen Blueberry Farm

Klassen Blueberries Opens Store
Friday, July 5, 2013, the store on the Klassen Blueberry farm will open with frozen yogourt and pies available.  No blueberries until…
Blueberry Season to Start July 18, 2013
The 2013 Klassen Blueberry Season will July 18. This is, of course, all dependent on Mother Nature.

Fork & Cork Festival

Fork & Cork 2013

Brought to you by Liuna Local 625 and Protenders Inc., International Blues Rock Legends, Big Sugar, will be headlining Windsor’s Fork and Cork food and drink festival on July 5-7, 2013 in the Riverfront Plaza.

6 local wineries and 20 restaurants and various merchants will be on hand at Fork and Cork showcasing the best that Windsor and Essex County have to offer. Windsor’s Fork and Cork is free to attend all weekend long and is family friendly with an expanded Kids Zone with activities for all ages from water rides, inflatables, face painting and more.

Drinks of Walkerville walking tour

Drinks of Walkerville walking tour

On Saturday, July 6, 2013, enjoy a fan favourite walking tour in Old Walkerville as we start off at the Canadian Club Brand Centre as we take in the history of the building and brand before sampling the Mad Men character’s drink of choice, Canadian Club Whisky.

After learning all the about history full of famous (and infamous) characters that were big fans of the Canadian Club brand, we take a stroll through Olde Walkerville discovering it’s architecture as well as some well known and not so well known tales associated with the area.

We then will visit Walkerville Brewery and sample their beers while being walked through the facility and learning about the brewing process.

From the brewery we head to The Willistead where we’ll be treated to some more beverages. Scotch perhaps? Bourbon? Much like the ever changing menu at the popular restaurant, it’ll be a surprise!

By joining our tour you’ll receive an experience and some extras that you won’t be able to have on your own.

Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.windsoreats.com/shop/#!/~/product/category=4586003&id=16478049

WindsorEats Live Cooking Demo at Downtown Windsor Farmers Market

Join WindsorEats at the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market as we bring in a local chef to cook live to an audience using ingredients from the market vendors. The demonstration begins at 11:00am.

Serenity Lavender Farm

EPIC Lavender Festival

Yes, Windsor Essex County, in the deep south of Ontario has a lavender festival!  Sunday July 7, 2013 at Serenity Lavender Farm from 10:00am to 5:00pm  Enjoy a fun filled sensory experience to remember with the colours, the aromas and flavours of lavender while being entertained by local musicians. Stroll the artist and artisan alley and participate in art and crafting demos, harvest demos, pick your own lavender or just enjoy the sounds of the busy bees.  Come have a “scentsational “ day and learn the language of lavender! Admission $2.00 for adults (over 16).

Beach Yoga at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery

On Sunday July 7, 2013, come join Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery for yoga on their beautiful beach front. Allow yourself to practice a gentle class under the warmth of the sun and the breeze of our beautiful Lake Erie. Class will be beginner friendly. Partial Proceeds will go to Yoga 4 Hope. Cost is $25. Please contact Bee Yoga atbeeyoga@hotmail.ca, text or call 519-300-3173. Class will be from 12-1:30. Wine, sangrias and tapas will be available for purchase after event to enjoy with live music under the shade of the tents nestled in the vineyard.

Participants of a Wine Trail Ride cycling tour enjoy the patio at Mettawas Station in Kingsville, Ontario

Pizza and Music on the Patio at Mettawas Station

Also on July 7, dig in to some wood fired pizza and live entertainment at Mettawas Station in Kingsville. This event will also be on August 4 and 25.

Love and Theft Concert at Bull N Barrel

The Bull n’ Barrel Urban Saloon, one of Canada’s premier country rock entertainment venues, is proud to announce their first show of their Summer Concert Series with national recording group, Love and Theft, on Friday July 12 2013.

Proudly boasting a Number 1 Hit, and a CCMA Award Nomination, you’ll know them by their #1 hit single “Angel Eyes” and their other big singles “Runaway” which was a top 10 and their latest single “Running Out Of Air”.

Tickets are only $30 (plus tax) in advance and are available online at www.ticketweb.ca or at The Bull n’ Barrel 7 days a week. There are also a very limited amount of VIP Tickets on sale at The Bull n’ Barrel which includes admission to the concert, and access to the VIP Area front row to watch the concert.

Bikes & Beers cycling tours

Bikes & Beers Cycling Tours

Cycle through Windsor sampling beers at local restaurants on the Bikes & Beers Cycling Tour. Hosted by WindsorEats, participants will be visiting at least 3 establishments in Windsor, Ontario.

Participants are to provide their own bikes. Helmets are mandatory. Guests are encouraged to bring locks to secure bikes when we enter establishments. Bike rentals are available.

Join us on July13, 2013 as we cycle our way through the city, stop at local restaurants and breweries and sample some suds and grub.

Tickets are $60 each. Tickets are limited and will sell quickly.

Visit http://www.windsoreats.com/shop/#!/~/product/category=5296477&id=17925279 to purchase tickets.

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery

Poppin’ Corks for Prostate Cancer

On July 13 and 14, 2013, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, head out to Colchester Ridge Estate Winery to give to a great cause and enjoying a day of fun with the whole family!

Summer Sundays at Pelee Island Winery

Take in some summer fun in the sun at Pelee Island Winery on July 14, 2013. Enjoy local food, music and Pelee’s award winning wines for a relaxing Sunday afternoon on their patio under the tent. The event takes place from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

Skin Arts at Walkerville Brewery

The idea of “Skin” was created on the notion of freeing ourselves from outside influence and celebrating independence while showcasing how unique and outstanding Windsor’s arts community is. Held at Walkerville Brewery on July 19th, 2013, Skin will highlight various forms of art throughout the evening including:

  • 12+ artists including painters, photographers and sculptors
  • Tattoo artists demonstrating their work live
  • A two part fashion show
    • Part 1: Featuring fashions from local designers
    • Part 2: Featuring body painting done by local artist, Christy Litster, and visiting artist Marie Fox
  • An end of the evening Burlesque performance by Roxi D’Lite!

Show is 19+ and tickets are $15 in advance. Buying a ticket may not guarantee entrance after 7:00pm, so please show up early!

Wine Trail Ride cycling tours in the Essex Pelee Island Coast wine region

Wine Trail Ride Cycling Tour

Enjoy a scenic ride on your bike to Essex Pelee Island Coast wineries for tastings and enjoy a meal at the final stop.

Route for July 20 is approximately 20km and includes: Colio Estate Wines, Oxley Estate Winery, Colchester Ridge Estate Winery.

Each Wine Trail Ride includes tastings at each winery, tours and a really great meal. A support vehicle will also be on hand and will be able to bring back the wine purchased from the wineries back to our starting point. Tickets are limited and sell quickly.

Tickets include tastings, tours, guide, a support vehicle and a long table dinner made from locally grown products.

Visit www.winetrailride.ca for more info or to purchase tickets visit http://www.windsoreats.com/shop/#!/~/product/category=156101&id=17925293

Luv Local Windsor-Essex Creates

July 20, 2013, visit Walkerville Brewery as they host Luv Local Windsor-Essex Creates, a show and sale of work by local artisans and crafters in conjunction with the Annual Walkerville Art Walk & Rock.

Oxley Estate Winery

Oxley Estate Winery’s Vintage Showcase

Join Oxley Estate Winery for a song filled summer afternoon featuring the artists patrons selected during their 2013 Friday Concerts series.

Fine Art & Craft Show at Pelee Island Winery

The Arts Society of Kingsville will be holding its inaugural members’ show and sale of fine art and fine crafts on the lawn of Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville, 10:00am. to 4:00pm both days. Live entertainment Saturday afternoon into the evening. Wine and barbecue available. Free admission.

Sandwich Town Walking Tour

On July 27, 2013, take a walk through history. Considered one of the oldest, most historically significant settlements in Ontario, Old Sandwich Town, is home to some of Ontario’s oldest and most historically important buildings. Visit sites where General Isaac Brock and Chief Tecumseh planned strategic battles in the War of 1812 including having a pint at one of the oldest remaining and continuously run taverns in Ontario, The Dominion House. http://www.windsoreats.com/shop/#!/~/product/category=5520270&id=23301959