Who needs the Loire Valley when our very own wine country is just a few
hours west? Take a jaunt through Jordan,
Ontario and youll soon be converted to the Canadian grape.
Start your wine-tasting weekend at Cave
Spring debating the merits of Riesling Dolomite ($15.95) versus
Chardonnay Musqué ($13.25). Do ask for a tour of the historic wine
cellar, then order a case of your favorite bottle shipped to your door
(from $155/12). Ten minutes down the road, we were pleasantly surprised
by Wayne Gretzky
Estates 2006 Meritage with its plum and sweet cherry aromas
($15.95). Great One indeed.
Cave Spring, 3836 Main St., Jordan,
Gretzky Estates, 3751 King St., Vineland, 905-562-4945, www.gretzky.com/wine
Formerly a sugar warehouse, the Inn
on the Twenty boasts charming two-story suites with fireplaces and
canopy beds. For the full wine experience, book yourself a spot at the
cozy spa for an anti-oxidizing Vinotherapy Facial ($120) or a vegan
Lavender Manicure ($45).
Rooms from $200, 3845 Main St., Jordan,
At the Inns restaurant enjoy sweeping views of
the Twenty Valley while savoring a seasonal seven-course food and wine
pairing. We loved the vanilla-poached shrimp, the beetroot and
vodka-cured wild salmon, and smoked duck breast with tart blood oranges
($110/per person).Cin-cin! 3836 Main St., Jordan, 905-562-7313.
On Main Street, Beauty
Safari carries la crème de la crème of European
potions and powders, including Princess Dianas favorite Penhaligons
Bluebell scent, and pink-handled
razors by Edwin Jagger ($130). Next door at The
Canada Store we got all patriotic over the black
Laurentian Chief mukluks ($250) and the RCMP
canvas kit bag ($49.99).
Beauty Safari, 3836 Main St., Jordan,
905-562-0260 , www.beautysafari.com
Canada Store, 3836 Main St., 905-562-9714, www.thecanadastore.ca