We had a FABULOUS day for a winery tour and river cruise yesterday. Five guests joined me to visit Gillis of Belleisle Winery for a tour and tasting, followed by a two-hour adventure with Zelda's River Adventures. The sun was shining, the leaves were putting on a show, and while it was a little cool, we were all very comfortable. Of course I didn't take any photos, so you'll just have trust me that is was a great day!
We celebrated Thanksgiving this year on Saturday in between a full weekend of walking and winery tours. Adam and I tag-teamed the dinner and it turned out great. Of course, we paired our meal with some Cranberry Ceilidh from Gillis of Belleisle and some L'Acadie Blanc from Winegarden Estate.
Dunhams Run hosted their annual grape-picking party on Saturday this weekend as well. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it, but I heard that it was a great event. We're definitely looking forward to trying the new wines next year.
Most of our vineyards are in the final stages of harvesting their grapes. Grape-growing is a time-consuming business to be in. Currently, our grape wineries are using all the grapes grown in the province to produce wine. In order to see the industry grow there is a strong push to convert parcels of wild blueberries to grapes. More about the benefits of becoming a grape grower will be discussed in a future post, but for now, if you're thinking about it, be aware that there is a market for NB grapes.
As a final thought, please allow me to share how thankful I am for the continued support Uncorked Tours has received from locals and visitors as well as the NB wine and tourism communities. Thank you so much! Uncorked Tours has many events and tours happening as the weather gets a little colder. Explore this site to find a wine adventure suited to you or reach out to have a custom wine/beer/spirit tour created!
At Uncorked Tours we're all about sharing the fabulous wine, beer and spirits being produced in the Province of New Brunswick.
It is my pleasure to share with you the great food and drink being produced here in NB, as well as the awesome experiences you can have while living here or visiting the province.
May you always have good wine in your glass and friends to share it with.