There’s nothing like a long weekend in the summer. Soaking up the sun, relaxing and reading a great book are all things I love to do. I also love to get out of the city and visit some of my favourite wineries in and around Ontario.
One of my favourite wineries to visit is Malivoire Wine Company. Situated on the Beamsville Bench, Malivoire makes an impressive variety of red wines, white wines, rosés and sparklings. There are currently six bottles of Malivoire wines hanging out in my wine fridge right now! I’ve reviewed their wine on here before, but it’s one of my all-time faves and it’s an especially beautiful winery to visit in the summer.
You can get wine by the glass when you visit, but on weekends in the summer Malivoire’s patio also plays host to the Cheesy Guys – a cheese truck selling some of the best cheese I’ve ever had, a lot of it local. There’s nothing quite like taking a stroll around the vineyard and then having a seat outside on the patio and eating a whole brick of cheese along with your favourite Malivoire wine. Yes, I can eat a whole brick of cheese in one go and yes, I’m very proud of it.
While visiting Malivoire during the Canada Day long weekend, my fiancé and I strolled the grounds with wine in hand. Musqué Spritz for me, Pinot Gris for him. Made from Chardonnay grapes, the Musqué Spritz is a slightly carbonated wine that tastes like melon and juicy Niagara peaches. The Pinot Gris tastes like spicy pears, dipped in a nectarine jam – these are two of my favourites whites that Malivoire makes.
Malvioire also makes three kinds of incredible rosé, including their Ladybug Rosé – which has been the best selling rosé in the Vintages section of the LCBO for two years running. They also make mouth-watering reds – their Old Vines Foch being one of my all-time favourites and their Gamay – which is one of my favourite summer reds to drink.
I love visiting Ontario wine country – not only to get out of the city, but you also see where outstanding wine is made. There’s something so peaceful about walking amongst the vines, sipping delicious wine and being a part of nature. I’m reminded of the long, hard journey that the grapes take in order to go from the ground to our glasses.
Speaking of glasses, it’s high time I pour myself a glass of Malivoire’s Musqué Spritz – hope to see you at Malivoire over the long weekend!
Until next time, happy wining!