The wine I had for Thanksgiving this year was so local that it’s loco. For years I have driven past Cox Creek Cellars between Guelph and Fergus saying to myself “I really should stop in there sometime”. It wasn’t until I had a sudden urge for Elderflower wine (and honestly who doesn’t get that at least once a year) that I actually got around to seeing if a) Cox Creek Cellars has a website and 2) if they have Elderflower wine.
In my excitement I misread their webpage and drove to CCC only to find that they have ElderBERRY wine. I have too many aroma memories of stinky socks (brother-in-Spain) to risk that taste. However, and it’s a big BUT, I did find lots there to intrigue my palate.
I ended up with a Black Currant wine that tasted like a drier version of the french classic Cassis – the preferred drink of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. Delicious!
I also purchased a Baco Noir wine because the grapes are grown on the premises. Grapes for wine grown in GUELPH? Loco (and local). Baco Noir is a thick skinned grape that does well in our cold climate. The wine was a found treasure. Well done Cox Creek Cellars. See you again soon!