Visit Prince Edward County (supporting women-owned along the way!)
Need a weekend away? Summer is in full swing and weekend getaways are a must.
Head to Prince Edward County - Just a stone's’ throw from Toronto, you can curate an entire weekend, all whilst supporting women-owned businesses. WIN!
Follow these steps to make the most out of your women-powered weekend.
STEP 1: Snag a room at The June Motel
Motels usually get a bad rap. But not here. The June Motel is as stunning as it is comfortable.
Created by Sarah Sklash and April Brown, and inspired by the glamour and charm of motels in the sixties and seventies, expect comfortable and stylish rooms, with a retro bohemian twist. Their vision for the decor was brought to life with the help of interior designer Keri Maclellan, of Four Walls Interiors.
The heartbeat of the space is the Wine Lobby indoor/outdoor bar, stocked with local wines, beers, and bites. On Saturday mornings, flow yoga classes are offered followed by mimosas. It’s the perfect girls’ getaway.
STEP 2: Sip & Cycle with County Wine Bike Tour
Exercise is always paired with wine, right? Well it feels justified that way at least!
Say hello to a leisurely series of ‘Sip & Cycle’ guided wine region bike tours for two to 12 people. Typically, you’ll visit 4 wineries, covering around 20 Km, and sampling up to 12 wines - hooray!
Started by three best friends, turned business partners, Erin Bury, Genevive Savundranayagam, and Sheba Zaidi, The County Wine Tour allows you to create either ‘fun’, ‘romantic’ or ‘friends’ experiences.
No navigating country roads after a few glasses of wine (that’s what your guide’s for)
Bask in new knowledge as you learn about the area’s history
Visit the Lavender and Alpaca Farms!
STEP 3: Hop between The Grange Winery and Karlo Estates Winery
After all, isn’t wine the reason you came to the County?
Grange Winery makes the perfect afternoon spot with its historic barn and beautiful grounds, wine cellar and wine making facilities.
Created by Mother-daughter duo, the self-proclaimed “Granger Girls” Caroline and Maggie believe they have created a truly unique winery, in that the owners and all senior management on the farm are women, as well as the cellar crew. YES.
After a late lunch, head over to Karlo Estates Winery, owned by former designer and portrait painter, Sherry Karlo. Plenty of hiking trails, and with 14 acres under grape, Karlo’s winery will not disappoint.
Check out the 1805 post and beam timber frame barn, the back patio, or even a barn yard tasting
Picnic with the family by the drystone bridge spanning Hubb’s Creek
STEP 4: Eat well with Oysters by Sam Ravenda
If you love oysters, you’ll love The Shore Oyster, a series of oyster bar pop-ups run by Sam Ravenda.
Sam mastered her shucking skills in iconic restaurants, like Toronto’s Oyster Boy, and is now affectionately known as “The Oyster Girl”.
We can picture the scene now, the perfect oyster paired with a local glass of wine, the sun setting over the County.
Snuggle up, back at The June Motel.
Okay, we get it, we get it…we’re booking now!
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