Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Sampling Wineries in New Brunswick- Part 1

by Keith and Heather Nicol     
Agro tourism is a growing trend in many parts of Canada as people begin to make a stronger connection with the food and drink they consume. They want to see where it comes from and buy it directly from the producer. So on our latest adventure we decided to check out a variety of wineries in Eastern Canada and our first stop was at Motts Landing Vineyard and Winery located near Cambridge Narrows in Southern New Brunswick. We met owners Dave Craw and Sonia Carpenter in their wine tasting building adjacent to their vineyard and they told us about the 9 wines that they make from grapes grown on their 7 acres of land. “We are proud of what we produce and we sell out every year” David told us with a grin. “Most people come by car to our vineyard but we also have quite a few people arrive by sailboat since we are right on the water” added Sonia. We really liked their Summer Solstice white wine which has also been selected by the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fredericton as their featured wine for the summer of 2013. For more information check them out on their web site at:
Dave and Sonia discuss their wine with Heather
        From there we headed north to Perth -Andover where we spent the night at the unique Castle Inn. It is advertised as New Brunswick’s best kept secret and located at the edge of town on a huge piece of property.  Initially built in the 1930’s, it has seen several changes and now is a 13 room Inn complete with restaurant, pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and mini conference centre. Perth-Andover is located on the scenic Saint John River. For more information see:
The Castle Inn is a unique place to stay in Perth-Andover

Perth-Andover is on the Saint  John River

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