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Organic Wine Tour

September 8 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join OCO on an organic wine tour through the Niagara region where you’ll explore vineyards, learn about organic wineries, of course, taste local organic wines!

We are very excited to announce OCO’s first guided organic wine tour in the Niagara region on September 8th in celebration of Organic Week 2019! The tour will provide guests with insights into organic and biodynamic winemaking operations. Guests will get the chance to taste wines from four unique organic operations of varying sizes. All wineries we will visit place importance on sustainable practices and creating quality products, something that will become evident throughout each tour and tasting! The tour will stop at four organic wineries:  Tawse Winery (Vineland)- A family-owned organic and biodynamic winery that has been awarded “Canada’s Best Winery” at the National Wine Awards four times.  Frogpond Farm Organic Winery (Niagara-on-the-Lake) – Ontario’s first certified organic winery that crafts premium wines using sustainable practices.  Southbrook Organic Vineyard (Niagara-on-the-Lake) – The first estate winery in Canada to achieve both organic and biodynamic certification. Southbrook expertly crafts their wine to express the story both of the grapes and the ground that nourishes them. And OCO will be pleased to introduce On Seven Estate Winery (Niagara-on-the-Lake), an organic winery that makes only Chardonnay and Pinot Noir using traditional, low-intervention methods like hand-harvesting, wild yeasts and French oak barrels. On Seven Estate has been under development since 2009 with their first vintage from 2017. Guests of this tour will be amongst the first ever to taste the wines from this new organic vineyard. The tour will be conducted as follows:
  • 9am or 9:30am (TBC) – Pick up in Toronto  
  • Possible pick up in Hamilton (dependant on the level of interest)
  • Arrive at Tawse for tour
  • Arrive at Frogpond Farm for tasting. Stay for fresh boxed organic lunch
  • Arrive at On Seven for tasting
  • Arrive at Southbrook for tasting
  • Depart for Toronto
  • 4:30/5pm – Arrive in Toronto (timing dependant on Hamilton stop)
The cost of this tour is: $35 + HST for supporting OCO members  $45 + HST for basic OCO members  $55 + HST for the general public Interested in becoming a member to gain access to discounted event prices? Check out our membership page! Ticket costs cover transportation, lunch and all tours and tastings at each stop.  There will be room on the bus home to bring back any product you may wish to purchase along the way.

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Date:
September 8, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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