NIAGARA ON THE LAKE ~ WINE, WISDOM and WHIMSY
For a glass full of quaint and cozy, brimming with cordials and witticisms, whimsy and wine, classics and vistas, join us on our picture filled tour of a day in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.
The day started sunny with a ninety eight percent chance of fun. Things just point in that direction when you’re in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
We were staying at the gorgeous Queen’s Landing Hotel. http://www.vintage-hotels.com/queenslanding/?gclid=CjwKEAjw6_q5BRCOp-Hj-IfHwncSJABMtDai1QjHfO1abUPupU9f7gODs-ThCfYltcMCedoAdFu2hBoCJdTw_wcB
It’s a good start when you look out the window and see the Niagara river’s waters glistening and the sailboats docked.
We began with a day trip to close-at-hand wine country; Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for it’s wineries, and we wanted to weigh in on that. After-all, a 2chicks review is priceless…
There are many wineries, large and small to choose from, and we started with one of Ontario’s largest Wineries: Peller. This family owned winery offers daily tours and award winning wines. http://www.winealign.com/wineries/26-peller-estates-winery. And https://www.peller.com/
The vineyards are fresh and budding, ready to start this year’s crop of grapes.
Next door is the ‘new kid on the block’, Two Sister’s Vineyards. http://www.twosistersvineyards.com/site/home
We appreciated the intimacy and attention.
We tried several samples…
And pleasing the effort turned out to be…
…before settling on a Cabernet Sauvignon, Ice Wine. Rich and full, but not overpowering on the sweet side. Special.
This Chick and her Rooster will be saving it for a special occasion…
And like a very fine wine, this very fine view topped off our visit.
After such royal treatment, we went back to our hotel. Unfortunately the Rooster had to fly the coop, but the 2chicks and a brother lazed around the lobby and the library at Queen’s landing, for a bit of whimsy and wisdom:
Some statues just look smart.
The plant and pot are delightful…dare we say, just ducky?
All kidding aside, elegant beauty is around every corner. We spent forever exploring…
Learning something? Fabulous. In a charming setting? Glorious. Two siblings getting along? Priceless.
Three strong naked guys supporting a bowl, yet still looking good? Definitely classic, if not a little amusing.
And there for our convenience, more wine, or a nibble at the Tiara Restaurant and their locally sourced (my favorite)and delicious food. Loved this cozy corner! http://www.vintage-hotels.com/queenslanding/dining.php
Clue? Sir George in the library with the candlesticks…
For those in the know, this is Sir George Bernard Shaw. This renowned author and playwright is honored by the well-known Shaw Festival, permanently located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. http://www.shawfest.com/about-the-shaw/george-bernard-shaws-bio/ Many folks come just for the Festival, so be sure to take in a play during your stay.
It’s surprising just how much one can learn from actual books in libraries, statues, wooden ducks (or geese), wine-tasting, visiting wineries, historical plays or just fun plays (Alice in Wonderland is currently running). It’s also surprising how accommodating a Son/Brother can be… 😉
Now that you’ve partaken in our NOTL adventure, perhaps you’ll be as informed and knowledgeable as THIS Chick…
Don’t hang up. We’ll be back with more.
Round II, Niagara-on-the-Lake, coming soon…