Wine Trail Ride Cycling Tours
On Saturday, July 19, WindsorEats will be hosting one of our award winning Wine Trail Ride cycling tours.
Meander the through the farmlands along the Lake Erie coastline a la bicyclette and fall in love with Canada’s southernmost region.
Our friendly cycle guide will lead you to enjoy world-class wines and tours at Essex Pelee Island Coast wineries and then finish the day with the Wine Trail Ride’s signature long table feast made from locally sourced ingredients.
We’ll roll through the scenic, flat countryside at a leisurely pace and take in the sights, sounds and smells of a burgeoning wine appellation.
Our bikes are built for comfort and outfitted with baskets and our support vehicle will trail close behind to carry any of your purchases to help make your ride easier.
Each Wine Trail Ride includes tastings, tours, a guide, support vehicle and a long table dinner made with local foods produced in the region.
Named the Best Culinary Tourism Experience in Ontario in 2009 and the Innovator of the Year for the Canadian tourism industry in 2010.
If the group thing isn’t your style, you can also visit North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, rent one of our bikes and go on a self-guided Wine Trail Ride of your own. If you book in advance, let us prepare a few tasty treats for you to take on your adventure with our Picnic Backpacks. Each insulated pack includes local, seasonal fruit, artisanal Ontario cheeses, fresh bread, homemade preserve, a Serenity Lavender sachet, as well as plates, cutlery and cups for two. Everything you need to enjoy a nibble on your route all packed into a stylish and super cute pack! North 42 will gladly recommend the perfect wine to pair with your snacks.
Pick-Your-Own Blueberries at Klassen Blueberries
Klassen Blueberries has made are now officially open for pick-your-own blueberries! Venture out into their acres of blueberries with the family. After a days work of filling your baskets, head to their shop and have a frozen yogurt with blueberry sauce to reward yourself.
Once you get home, you should try out our Blueberry Bourbon Ice Cream or Blueberry Peach Whiskey Crisp recipes with your freshly picked treats.
Downtown Windsor Farmers Market
A hotbed of activity every Saturday morning, make a visit to the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market. Visit Anchor Coffee House for their amazing Lemon Iced Tea or Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade, or pick up a loaf of bread from Blak’s Bakery and a bottle of wine from Colio Estate Wines or North 42 Degrees Estate Winery. We even recommend picking up some sausages for the grill from Robbie’s Gourmet Sausage Co.
Not only is it great for grocery shopping and supporting local, but it’s also great for socializing, too!
Comedy at Rosa’s in LaSalle
On Saturday night, join Rosa’s in LaSalle for an amazing night of comedy as Leo Dufour performs. Tickets are $25 per person plus tax and includes assorted hot appetizers and salad. Dinner starts at 7:00pm with the show at 8:00pm.
Live Music & Gourmet Food at a Winery
Brighten up your Sunday at Colio Estate Wines for Sound Bite Sundays!
Enjoy live music, gourmet food, and award-winning wines! Live band music will entertain the crowds from 12:00pm to 4:00pm with gourmet eats by Blackjack’s Gastrovan from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Admission is free!
You can also zip over to Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery for their weekly Sips, Sounds & Bites to enjoy live entertainment on the lawn overlooking beautiful Lake Erie. New for 2014, all music will be enjoyed on the front lawn to enjoy the incredible views that Sprucewood has to offer! Enjoy delicious food prepared by a different chef every week from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and sip on a glass of wine or their signature sangrias with Sprucewood’s delicious picnic basket lunches, and soak in the music and lakefront view.
Later in the afternoon, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards will host a jazz and blues concert with Aleksander Zonjic and friends, featuring Thornetta Davis and the Motor City Horns. Tickets are $45 per person and includes a glass of your favourite Cooper’s Hawk wine and tapas plate. Additional wine and tapas available for purchase. Call 519-738-4295 to reserve.