A few weeks back I got to go on an iYellow wine tour. It was actually my first wine tour ever. Yes, ever. Which is redonculous because I grew up in BC and have been living in Toronto long enough to have made my way over to Niagara to go for a wine tour. It was always “Next summer I am going to do that.” Yet I never did. Part of the problem was I had a car, which meant I was driving and then would need to get a hotel at Niagara-On-The-Lake to be able to properly indulge in the festivities. And those hotel rooms are gorgeous, quaint, and come with a hefty one night price. So it just never happened. Plus it seems more like a thing you do with a boyfriend when you are doing the whole “overnight at Niagara-On-The-Lake” thing. So when iYellow reached out to me to try one of their wine tasting day trips I was all over it and super amped!
The #iYellowLovesLocal wine tour picks you up at Liberty Village at 10 AM on Saturday morning and takes you in a bus (along with about 20-30 other eager Toronto tasters) to three vineyards in Ontario’s wine country for the day and then drops you off safely back in Liberty Village at 7 PM (just in time to go out with your buzz on). It also includes lunch, snacks, water, hilarious commentary from the hostess with the mostess Angela Aiello, and by the end of it you will feel much more comfortable ordering that bottle of wine at your next fancy meal out. Total steal for only $99. So what’s stopping you from signing up for the October 13 and October 20 wine tour?
This is how the day started. Nom.
Oh hello lovers.
The awesome “batcave” cellar at Henry of Pelham.
Lunch in the Jackson Triggs cellar. How swank is that?
MOAR sparkling at Jackson Triggs.
Vineyards for days.
I was born ready.