Fall is in the air, and that means that grape harvests are on the horizon. September is one of the best months to visits one or more of NB's 14 wineries. It is when the leaves put on a dazzling show of reds, golds, and oranges, and the vineyards are laden with big, sweet wine grapes.
Many wineries even organize harvest parties where guests get to help pick grapes and work for their wine. You can contact Uncorked Tours for information on organized Picking Parties. Here's a winery route map of New Brunswick.
You may be aware that food and wine travel is on the rise, and Uncorked Tours wants to take you there!
The Wine Riot, organized by The Second Glass, is taking place in Boston in late-October. It's an event dedicated to all things wine. From their website, How to Wine Riot:
We're partnering with Freedom Tours and Travel on a 4-day, 3-night Boston Wine Adventure. Check it out below and contact Freedom Tours at 800-561-2324 to make a reservation!
Light drizzle turned to a heavy rain a few times on us this past weekend at Quilts in the Vineyard at Gillis of Belleisle Winery in Springfield, NB, but it didn't dampen the spirits of those in attendance who came prepared with umbrellas and rain coats.
Over 100 quilts were hung in the vineyard and winery for visitors to admire and purchase. After seeing the amazing designs, I've decided to sign up for a drop-in quilting class at Town&Country Quilts in Rothesay held on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
For all those who didn't make it out to the winery, here are some photos from the weekend. This is an annual event, with planning already underway for next summer. We definitely hope to see more brave blueberry stompers next time around!
Uncorked Tours' next event is this Saturday, September 7. Join us aboard the Voyageur II for a delicious sampling of NB wine and food. Tickets are $75 and available HERE.
At Uncorked Tours we're all about sharing the fabulous food, wine, beer & spirits being produced in the Province of New Brunswick.
It is our pleasure to share some of the awesome experiences you can have while living or visiting the province.