Quinte Craft Beer by the Bay

Crowd scene CraftMark Rashotte, realtor, owner of the Empire Theatre, and entrepreneur extraordinaire who has made Belleville a centre for avant garde movies and highly sought after musical acts was  a little out of his comfort zone when he organized an outdoor craft beer festival March 12. Continue reading


Looking for answers at Creekside Estate


Blomeidon Estate Winery in Canning Nova Scotia

With only an hour to spare on my way through the Niagara Escarpment, I only had time to tour one winery. I chose Creekside Estate  because it was highly recommended and there was a connection with two other wineries I’d featured recently.

While researching a story for Saltscapes Magazine, I’d discovered that Blomidon Estates in Nova Scotia had been owned from 1997-2007 by Peter Jensen and Laura McCain-Jensen who also owned Creekside from 1998 – 2012.

Casa Dea Winery Prince Edward County

Casa Dea Winery Prince Edward County

In another interview for this website, Paul Battilana winemaker at Casa Dea Estates Winery  in Prince Edward County, Ontario mentioned he’d worked at Creekside during the time it was making signature wines for Mike Weir and Wayne Gretzky.

“The Canadian wine community is really quite small.” Creekside’s winemaker, Rob Power explained, “We’re all connected in some way.”

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