5 Autumn RV Pit Stops for Wine Lovers

September 15, 2017

Fall harvest is in full swing and it’s not just the fields of (canola) gold, bunches of carrots and tall, tall crops of cornhusks that are ripe for the picking. Vineyards across Canada are getting ready to harvest their bountiful rows of beautiful grapes and start the winemaking process. Round up some buddies in the RV and set out on an autumn weekend road trip to explore Canadian wine country*!

For a little travel inspiration, check out this roundup of 5 Autumn RV Pit Stops for Wine Lovers.

1. Norman Hardie Winery (Ontario)

Prince Edward County, along Lake Ontario’s northern coastline, is a charming community located in what is fondly referred to as the “golden triangle” between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Roll on over to local sommelier and wine-maker Norman Hardie’s winery in Prince Edward County for tastings of their world-renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and delicious wood-fired pizza.

ps – You may recognize this gorgeous winery from Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip on Food Network Canada. Watch the episode on-demand.

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2. Fallentimber Meadery (Alberta)

Off the beaten path from Calgary, you’ll find a local gem near Water Valley – Fallentimber Meadery, a member of the cottage winery industry in Alberta. Fallentimber’s mead is created by fermenting locally-sourced honey and fruits from Alberta farms. Celebrating its seventh anniversary in 2017, this family-owned meadery also offers tours and tastings by appointment.

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3. Blomidon Estate Winery (Nova Scotia)

Heading to the Annapolis Valley? Blomidon Estate Winery in the seaside village of Habitant, Nova Scotia, offers a “Vine-to-Wine” tour til mid-October – where you’ll have an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at wine production and cap things off with a tasting flight! If you’re feeling a bit peckish after the tour, nosh on some Maritime cheese and charcuterie on Blomidon’s patio.

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4. Matos Winery & Distillery (Prince Edward Island)

Fancy of splash of Strawberry Chardonnay? This is just one of the beautiful wines and spirits produced onsite at Matos Winery & Distillery, a family-owned and operated business in St. Catherines, PEI. The sunny views of the vineyards are spectacular and the homegrown, local vibe at Matos is friendly and full of island charm.

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5. Nk’ Mip Cellars (British Columbia)

North America’s first aboriginal owned and operated winery, Nk’ Mip Cellars, is nestled in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. This award-winning Osoyoos-based winery is rich in culture and storytelling – proudly sharing its heritage during wine tours and tastings. Nk’ Mip’s selection features a wide array of red, white and rosé wines to please your palate.

ps – Don’t miss the spectacular sunset views and flavourful farm-to-table menu on Nk’ Mip’s restaurant patio!

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* Of course, this goes without saying, but just in case: Drink responsibly. Don’t drink and drive.

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