25 May 2017

Sip and Cycle through Ontario’s newest wine region with The County Wine Tours

The County Wine Tours gives visitors to Prince Edward County a new way to sip and cycle their way through Ontario’s fastest-growing wine region, offering the first guided bicycle wine tours in the area. The company, based out of Wellington in the heart of The County, takes visitors on a scenic ride along converted rail line the Millennium Trail and quiet country roads, visiting some of the area’s 40 wineries and breweries along the way.

“We’ve been visiting The County together for over a decade and in recent years we realized there was a lack of options for visitors who want to explore the area’s wineries by bike,” said The County Wine Tours co-founder Genevive Savundranayagam. “We launched The County Wine Tours to cater to young professionals and visitors from cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa who want to see PEC through the eyes of a local – no planning required.”

All tours offered by The County Wine Tours are led by local guides who grew up in and around Prince Edward County. During the tour they share more about the history of the area and its role as a new hotspot for wine, art, food, and culture. The company offers three options for visitors:

Sip & Cycle Bike Tour – This tour takes guests on a leisurely 18km ride along the Millennium Trail and through the country roads of The County, visiting several wineries along the way. The tour includes a local tour guide, a cruiser bike, all wine tastings, and a vineyard and cellar tour at one of the wineries. This tour is perfect for couples or small groups.

Company Getaway Tour – This tour is designed for company offsites, team-building events, or retreats. Guests can arrange a custom vehicle or bicycle tour that includes lunch, visits to popular sightseeing spots and meeting rooms if needed.

Custom Tour – The custom option is designed for larger groups, private tours, or groups that are looking for unique experiences, whether that’s a full-day tour of The County including stops at some popular spots, art galleries or boutique shops and lunch, or a tour of the newest breweries in The County.

Prince Edward County has become a hot spot for tourists, with over 700,000 visitors to Sandbanks Provincial Park alone in 2016. Its proximity to major cities – two hours from Toronto and three hours from Ottawa – means people flock to its sandy beaches, quaint towns like Bloomfield, and its wineries and breweries.

“I grew up on a farm in The County, and the area has changed so much since I was a kid. The first winery in the area opened in 2001, and since then it’s exploded in popularity, both with winemakers and with visitors,” said Sharon Knight Bury, Tour Director, The County Wine Tours. “I love sharing my love for The County with visitors, and showing them why our wine country rivals any other wine region in Canada.”

Book a Tour

The County Wine Tours is now accepting online bookings, and will also be launching brewery tours in summer 2017. Book online at thecountywinetours.com, or arrange a custom tour by emailing info@thecountywinetours.com.

Website: thecountywinetours.com
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About The County Wine Tours
Founded by three friends with a love for wine tasting and marketing, The County Wine Tours is the first guided bicycle wine tour company in Prince Edward County. Based in Wellington, Ontario, the company offers small tours with local guides, bringing visitors through the Millennium Trial and country roads to some of the region’s top wineries. Founded by Genevive Savundranayagam, Sheba Zaidi, and Erin Bury. Book online now at thecountywinetours.com.

For more information or to book a media interview email: info@thecountywinetours.com

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