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Fall Drives Meet Fine Dining in Kawarthas Northumberland

It may take a little creativity to break out of your routine this fall. Fortunately, the resourceful foodie can still find a wealth of choices to keep their palate entertained in Kawarthas Northumberland. To that end, we’ve put together an itinerary of local businesses that will take you on a little tour close to home, sampling delicacies along the way or picking up gourmet supplies for an evening in.

Visit all three locations and you’ll have dinner, a drink and dessert lined up!

Kawartha Country Wines

Pane Vino

56 Kent St. West, Lindsay

For the main course – Lindsay’s Pane Vino serves up “Cal-Ital” cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. Owner Louis Elias Karkasbasis is a certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, so you know the menu will reward a discerning palate. From antipasta to salads to handmade pasta, you’re getting a genuine and carefully considered culinary experience. At the time of this writing Pane Vino was accepting reservations if you’d like to take your meal in the refined ambiance of their dining room. If you’d prefer to sample Kawarthas Northumberland’s finest offerings in the comfort of your own home, take out is also available.

Kawartha Country Wines

2452 County Rd 36, Buckhorn

This Buckhorn-based, family-owned winery has something new to offer even the most seasoned wine lover. Kawartha Country Wines produces unique wines and ciders using locally grown fruits. Housed in a 19th century log cabin, the tasting room offers the chance to try beverages like blackberry, rhubarb, and pear wine. In the fall season, you might be tempted to bring home a bottle of spiced pumpkin wine! You’ll also find a selection of non-alcoholic items like vinegars, jams, and jellies. As a bonus, the drive up to Buckhorn is its own reward. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll notice the agricultural landscape shift quickly as you reach the southern tip of the Canadian Shield.

Bobcaygeon Bakery

9 King St. East, Bobcaygeon

Swing west from Buckhorn and you’ll find yourself in Bobcaygeon, one of Kawartha Lakes’ culinary hotspots. Bobcaygeon Bakery is a must-visit, especially if you have a sweet tooth. You’ll find French-inspired confections like éclairs alongside Ontario classics like all-butter pastry butter tarts. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, order one of their cakes.  Although the bakery is open with Covid-19 safety measures in place, curbside pickup is also available at the handy front window.

Black’s Distillery