Taste of the Seaway celebrates local food and drinks

MORRISBURG – South Dundas will definitely be the place to go if you enjoy sampling outstanding local wines and beers, and some very delectable foods.

Taste of the Seaway debuts on Saturday, August 25, from 2-6 p.m, on the beautiful grounds of the Stone Crop Acres Winery.

“The idea of Taste of the Seaway is to offer visitors a relaxed, friendly garden party set in an ideal spot,” explained Melanie Martin, one of the organizers behind the event. “We wanted to present a pleasant afternoon under shade trees and airy tents, complete with fun, good food, good wine and beer and terrific music: all of this against the backdrop of a beautiful winery.”

The special event is being organized by the Anglican parish of South Dundas, as a fundraiser for the parish.

The money raised by Taste of the Seaway will all be turned back into this community through the Outreach programs run by the Anglican parish.

“Fundraisers like Taste of the Seaway will help us to continue to support our family oriented Messy Church program and our free Movies in the Churchyard,” explained Rev. Jon Martin. “The funds we raise will also go to support South Dundas programs like our school backpack donations and our Martha’s Kitchen drop in lunches, open to anyone in the community. We also operate the Apple Tree Ministry which assists battered women and anyone else, day or night, who might be in immediate need right here in our community.”

Coming on board as sponsors of Taste of the Seaway, to delight the palates of guests, are Stone Crop Acres Winery, Humble Beginnings Brewery, The Alibi, and Quesada.

Also on the sampling menu will be bread from Upper Canada Village and area cheeses.

Music throughout the afternoon will be provided by South Dundas singer/songwriter Isabelle Delage, who recently released an acclaimed new album, Songs From My Little Couch. She will be joined by her band Plain Folk for everyone’s pleasure.

For a $35 ticket, ($25 income tax receipts will be available at the event for each ticket presented) every guest can choose to taste either three samples of local wine or three samples of local beer, claiming a full glass of their favourite afterwards. Delicious finger food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available throughout the event.

Participants can also bid on some of the incredible silent auction items which have been generously donated to this special event.

These include unique tickets, and services as well as striking artisan crafts courtesy of Russell Manor B&B, Upper Canada Playhouse, Morrisburg Golf Course, Strong Cat Yoga, Brenda Millard, Peter Ross and Sharon Lang.

Taste of the Seaway is designed as a showcase for the wonderful food, wines and beers, and for the works of local artisans and artists, gathered from right here in this area.

Everyone over the age of 19 is invited to attend, rain or shine.

“Come out and enjoy, mingle, taste, and experience the delights of our hometown all in one afternoon,” said Melanie Martin.

Contact Stone Crop Acres Winery or 613-543-3904 for tickets.