We reprint part of our January E-Newsletter:
Hello and Happy January!
We hope your winter is going well. We were happy to see so many at our 8th Annual Open House last Nov 28 & 29th. We received excellent reviews of the Hors D’oeuvres prepared by ToYourKitchen (Jeff Wright). Many of you also picked up personalized Harrow Fair Cookbooks from the authors and our special guests Lori and Moira during that event. We understand that this first printing of the Cookbook is sold out, but that a second printing is in the works.
We have always had a Holiday Open House on the USA Thanksgiving weekend, as it coincides with our winery’s opening. This event has now also become a canned food drive for the local food banks. It was heart warming to see our guests come in with arms full of canned goods. We were pleased to deliver over 400 cans collected here, to our local food bank for their Christmas needs! Apparently 80 families utilize the Harrow Food Bank. Thank you.
The other 10 SWOVA wineries now also hold Holiday Open Houses on that weekend, and the 11 of us collectively offer a Grand Prize Gift Basket. We were very pleased to have been the winery’s ballot selected as the SWOVA Grand prize winner for this event! Congratulations go to Linda Pataky, of South Woodslee, pictured above collecting her Grand Prize from us!
Currently we are working on a few new wines that will be released soon. Some of these will be released with new looks. We are also working with the 2010 vintages. The 2010 vintage will be outstanding! We are looking forward to their release as well.
Also we have recenetly introduced an online store with payments cleared through PayPal. Ontario residents can now order wine online through our website at: www.erieshore.ca/store.htm and expect 24-48hr delivery.
We hope you are enjoying the winter weather and again we hope you have a great 2011!
Harvey & Alma