Available at the LCBO with Food & Drink Magazine
NIAGARA, ON, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - Unearthing Ontario's local wine story
has never been so exciting thanks to the newly launched 2011 Wine
Country Ontario Year-Round Travel Guide. Released at wineries on May 20th, 2011, the new guide offers extensive information and travel tips on
the best hidden gems including breathtaking scenery, regional cuisine
and great tasting local wines - any time of year.
This year's guide includes 82 winery properties from the province's four
primary wine destinations - Lake Erie North Shore & Pelee Island,
Niagara Escarpment & Twenty Valley, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Prince
Edward County, in addition to a number of wineries from surrounding
regions. An easy-to-use pull-out Wine Route Map along with an overview
of each winery makes the Guide one of the most popular tools for first
time visitors and seasoned travelers alike.
The Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide is essential for making the most
when planning excursions to Ontario wineries. With warm hospitality,
wineries welcome consumers to visit and become part of the community,
meet the winemakers and grape growers, take in the landscape, the
cuisine - the whole unique experience that makes Ontario wines so
"Inspiring over 1 million visitors per year, wine country tourism is a
valuable asset for our province and supports our goal of making Ontario
the number one choice for travellers. This new guide will help showcase
the magnificent features of Wine Country Ontario, drawing visitors to
experience its beauty first-hand," says the Hon. Michael Chan, Minister
of Tourism and Culture.
Throughout the year, copies of the guide will be available at winery
locations and Ontario Tourism & Information Centers (OTIC). In June, it
will be distributed in most Food & Drink magazines available at many
LCBO stores. Consumers can also order a free copy of the guide by
calling 1-800-ONTARIO or view an easy to use flip-through electronic
version at www.winecountryontario.ca.
Also new for 2011 - Visitors can now access the Wine Country Ontario
mobile web app viewable when you visit www.winecountryontario.ca on most smartphones. This invaluable tool allows consumers to sort
information by region, winery, wine, accommodations, restaurants and
other attractions while they are travelling.
Wine Country Ontario is dedicated to promoting Ontario's wine-growing
regions—from the wines and wineries themselves to the complete
experience of each destination: local cuisine, year-round activities
and warm hospitality. Wine Country Ontario promotes Ontario's vintners
and the unique qualities of our authentic, 100% VQA wines.
SOURCE Wine Country Ontario
For further information:
Director of Public Relations - Marketing & Tourism
Wine Council of Ontario for "Wine Country Ontario"
905-562-8070 ext. 228