Awesome time was had by all September 9th for our 1st Zip N Sip wine adventure. Fourteen fun and adventure seeking wine lovers joined us for a spectacular day which included the excitement zip lining and rappelling at Long Point Eco-Adventures , then a luxurious lunch across the Street at Burning Kiln Winery , a beautiful tasting of Burning Kiln's wines and a walk and tour through the vineyard and winery. For complete details on our adventure click here.

Burning Kiln Winery is located on the “South Coast” an upcoming wine region, soon to be Ontario’s newest designated viticulture area.
Burning Kiln Winery enjoys the long summers, warm lake breezes and the beautiful vistas of the waters of Long Point Bay. The vineyards and winery are located in Norfolk County, just minutes from Port Dover, Simcoe and the sandy beaches of Turkey Point and overlook the UNECSO designated Long Point World Biosphere Reserve. The name recalls the dangers of early tobacco farming and marks the end of this traditional farming activity. From these ashes and traditions is reborn what the early explorers Dollier and Galinee discovered and wrote about in 1669 - great land, great wine and great adventure!


Watch for our next Adventure in wine with The Wine Ladies to be announced soon on

 Congratulations to all of our winners!

And this week's winner is...... Melissa Finn @MelissaFinn

Congratulations to Sunday’s winner (Oct 28th ,2012 ) who won the stay at the Baroque House in Niagara-on-the-Lake and assorted prizes valued at $900.00!

Niagara-on-the-Lake…an enchanting destination, for fine wine, food, theatre and much more! An easy drive, just ninety minutes from Toronto, NOTL is an oasis for the palate, the food and wine simply delectable,  top notch entertainment, home to the world-famous Shaw Festival Theatre,  quaint yet sophisticated with superb shopping.  Steeped in history NOTL is located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario where the Niagara River ends its journey into this famous Great Lake, now the selected destination of discriminating travellers from around the world. So much to see, to do, to taste and to embrace! Plan a romantic weekend get a way,  or a couple of days with friends or with family. With over 160 incredible Bed and Breakfasts ready to welcome you, feel at home away from home, with friendly personal service, amazing fresh, home cooked meals, from farm to table ingredients, and the "scoop" on what to see, where to go, what not to miss, there is a B & B for everyone, perfectly suited to your taste, from the traditional, to the contemporary, the historic and even small cottages to accommodate the family! Visit for details on accommodation and highlights for the region depending on the season. Watch The Wine ladies TV all about Niagara-n-the-Lake as well as our fabulous contest.


Tweet to Win! Over $3500.00 in prizes to be won in wine country with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed and Breakfast resorts, wineries, restaurants and more!

Win one of  6 incredible prize packages. Every week we will feature a stunning Niagara Bed and Breakfast resort and give away a great prize including accommodation and assorted great gifts

It's easy as 1-2-3

  1. Make sure that you are following us on Twitter @TheWineLadies
  2. From Sunday, Sept 16th,2012 @ 12pm EST until Sunday, Oct 28th, 2012 @11:00am EST tweet the follow hashtag #NiagaraBBTWLContest Below are examples that you can use and modify as you see fit.

Example Tweets:
• #NiagaraBBTWLContest Enter me in @TheWineLadies contest to win $3500.00 in prizes in Beautiful Niagara @OntarioBnBs
• @TheWineLadies stay in a #NiagaraBBTWLContest  win prizes @OntarioBnBs                                                    

  1. Each Sunday at 11:00 am, one winner will be selected at random from all the tweets received that week. Below is a list of the schedule and prizes.

         Week #1: Sept 16th – Sept 24th,  - Lakelands Luxury B&B prize package. Value $550.00 @LakelandsBnB  Winner #1 Mike  @ekimonalletsac

          Week #2: Sept 24th- Sept 30th  -  Stewart House B&B. Value $600.00 Winner #2 Emma Walpole @emmaleewalpole   

          Week #3: Sept 30th – Oct 7th - Brockamour Manor Value $600.00    Winner #3 Sandy T @SassyGirlCanada

          Week #4: Oct 7th-Oct 14th - Wishing Well Cottage Value $675.00 Winner #4 @savvari

          Week #5 Oct 14th-Oct 21st - Post House Inn Value $700.00 Winner #5 Cheryl @loucheryl

         Week #6: Oct 21st-Oct 28th - Baroque House Value $900.00 Winner #6 Melissa Finn @MelissaFinn

     2. Each time you tweet (or re-tweet our Tweets) using the hash tag #NiagaraBBTWLContest, your name will be entered into our draw for a chance to win the prize. Keep entering every week for the    next 6 weeks for your chance at one of 6 great prizes. Be sure to add @thewineladies at the end of your Tweet as well to help track it.

     3. If you don't TWEET you can also enter on The Wine Ladies FACEBOOK Fan page too right here.

The more you Tweet, the better your chances! The winners of will be randomly selected at 11:00am  every Sunday (Sept 24th,Sept 30th,Oct 7th,Oct 14th, Oct 21st.Oct 28th) and notified via TWITTER and FaceBOOK

Good luck everyone! See you in Niagara!

Read more: Tweet to Win! Over $3500.00 in prizes to be won in wine country with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed...

Niagara-on-the Lake turned out to be the perfect venue for my second date, from the food and wine, to the picturesque old town, to the sounds of the music festival, a little shopping and a small dose of history. How could he not be impressed with wine country?

And so he was. It was my turn to come up with a plan for Saturday afternoon  which was to be our second date. Being quite the foodie and wine lover that I learned he was, spending the day in Niagara was a natural. Three wineries, I thought will be ideal, each with a unique focus, a stroll around the old town, quaint but with sophistication, a little window shopping, and a few stops along the way taking in the sounds of the music festival. This would be perfect. He enjoys a good band or quartet, this I know, as he plays a couple of instruments himself… hmmm we could do a duet, I could sing and tickle the ivories, but I digress.

We’ll top off the evening with a stupendous tasting menu over at Peller Estates. Celebrity Chef Jason Parsons rocks the kitchen, is a friend and a great guy with a big personality, I’ll have to introduce him.

It’s all come together nicely, the plan is set, just hoping it will be a delightful sunny afternoon!

Saturday afternoon, the sun is shining and we are off, cruising down the highway, the top down and the tunes playing. Niagara-on-the-Lake is 1.5 hours from Toronto, easy drive with easy conversation and anticipation for the day before us.

Our first stop, Konzelmann Winery where we are greeted by the General Manger, Jensin Ozkur who personally gives us a tour, so passionate about the winery, the wines and the vineyards. Konzelmann Estate Winery was founded in 1984, although the family has been in the wine business for over 100 years with its origin in Germany, in the town of Uhlbach (not far from Stuttgart) founded in 1893. “This is the only winery in NOTL” Jensin explains “with vineyards on the lake”. The view is spectacular with the vineyards overlooking Lake Ontario, 16 hectares in all, made up of vitis vinifera grapes including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Gewurztraminer as well as Zweigelt.

Read more: Niagara-on-the-Lake, perfect for a second date!

Join The Wine Ladies on a mission to experience first-hand the excitement and rush of zip lining and rappelling, followed by a luxurious lunch and beautiful wine tasting at Burning Kiln Winery.  We’ll be leading a tour here sharing this unique adventure and culinary treat. On the road to the “South Coast” an upcoming wine region, soon to be Ontario’s newest designated viticulture area, we are headed for an exhilarating day of adventure for not only our palates, but our body and soul too!

If you've never tried it, here's the perfect opportunity to join an intimate group of 14 for a fun filled, food and wine excursion! We have done it and loved it so much we wanted to share it with our fellow wine lovers and friends. Check it out here.

Read more: Zip n Sip Wine Adventure with The Wine Ladies Sept 9th

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