Meet Our Bay of Quinte BFFs

Posted by Sarah Brown, March 30, 2016
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We're excited to welcome our neighbours to the east who are bringing a taste of the Bay of Quinte to The Drake Hotel Sky Yard for a pop-up jam packed with the best food + drinks Prince Edward County has to offer! Grilling up The County’s finest, we asked Drake Devonshire’s Chef Matt DeMille to make a Quinte-ssential menu filled with fresh County flavours to surprise and delight. And what better way to pair it up than with tasty libations from our Bay of Quinte BFFs? Prepare for a true “place of the bay” experience.

This Thursday, head up to the Sky Yard because we’re celebrating Bay of Quinte style with some incredible local makers! Come meet, greet + taste Quinte's finest:

Traynor Family Vineyard: Taste the green-skinned grape of the County with this local Sauvignon Blanc, harvested in a family and friends’ estate in the small community of Prince Edward County’s Hillier.

Huff Estates Winery: Feeling bubbly? We know you are. Savour the sweet wild strawberries, floral delights and rose petals in their Cuvée Janine; the most refreshing pale-salmon rose that will take you from the Sky Yard to the Bay of Quinte in one sip.

Trail Estates Winery: Treat yourself to this one-of-a-kind County bottle of Gamay Noir, a Trail Estate specialty with notes of cranberry, red liquorice + fruity flavours. Fun fact: This wine was aged in a French Oak Barrel for eight months, a signature trade-secret.

Broken Stone Winery: You can find their famous Pinot Noir in the Prince Edward County cluster, a special selection of wines grown in the County region. With layered black raspberry, currant and a subtle finish, one glass is enough to impress a wine snob.

County Cider Company: We dare you to try this semi-sweet and sparkling European apple cider from this family-operated estate. Made with 100% pure apple juice FYI.

MacKinnon Brothers Brewery: Order a Crosscut Pale Ale, a traditional dark Canadian ale with a refreshingly light taste. Next up, we’ve got an 8-Man English Pale Ale that’s a true malt rich-style brew made in the County’s most notable farm-based brewery.

Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association: Experience the taste of true wine making in the county with a refreshing can of County Pear Cider, a go-to for any local with a sweet tooth.

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