This year has been a busy year for me as I have visited and filmed over 10 wineries this year. I have just put up my latest about Southbrook Vineyards at Niagara on the Lake. For years they were located at Bathurst and Major Mackenzie north of Toronto. I remember getting a tour of their old barn wine production facilities and recall how friendly the tour guide was.
Urban sprawl was beginning to surround the property and you could tell that they would not be able to stay where they were indefinitely.
In 2008 they moved to a newly built facility. When we were there we had pizza and a glass of wine on the patio. It is very close to the vineyard and a tractor was driving by spraying a powder like substance on the vines. It was windy and I covered my food fearful that some of that powder might end up on it. Later the food amd beverage manager came around and explained that the winery is growing their vineyards with biodynamic (organic) methods and that the powder they were spraying was (I don't recall what it was) something very natural and non toxic to humans.
I was relieved even though nothing did blow onto my food.
The video, as most of my recent ones are, very detailed and very closely following what I saw as I traveled on the property. You really do see the whole property from all the angles I saw.
You can go to the Wine Dining Vlog to watch it or get it on the Wine Dining Channel using the on demand feature (it is about fourth video from the bottom). The links are on the right hand side of this blog.