"If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important." Bertrand Russell
It's not news to anyone that holidays have been commercialized and become about material things-- Christmas decor is on display before the pumpkins have been carved for Halloween. But a holiday- to any place and at any time of the year- is also about sharing stories and being in each other's presence. The ideal holiday is the one you decide to make as a reflection of your own values, desires, affections and traditions. Whether that holiday involves Christmas pudding or laying on a beach, taking time to re-charge is also important work.
Our wish for you this holiday season is to beware of unrealistic expectations. As soon as you start to wonder "Is it going to be wonderful enough?", it never will be.
We hope you will find peace of mind, health for you and yours, and the time and energy to chase your dreams throughout the holiday season and the coming year.
cheers,
Louise and David
“Christmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind ” Calvin Coolidge
You don't want to miss the opportunity to get in a holiday state of mind, purchase some great wines and support at good cause all at the same time... so visit us during the annual Five Elves Yuletide Tour. December 2 & 3, 2017 from 11 am - 4 pm.
Passports are $20 (+ hst) and can be purchased at all five elvish wineries: Malivoire, Vineland Estates, Ridgepoint, Featherstone, and GreenLane.
All participating wineries will have special food and wine pairings and unique offerings for passport holders.
We are sure you will approve that a portion of every passport sold is donated to our local food bank, The Village of Hope. 
"Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go" Oscar Wilde
If you aren't able to happily go the winery this fall, remember that the Vintages corner of your LCBO store will make you smile with the following limited releases of Featherstone wine:
  • Nov 25, 2017: 2015 Cuvee Joy Sparkling Rosé ($29.95/ 750 ml) Silver medal awarded at 2017 All Canadian Wine Championship 

'Tis the season for JOY and nothing says "CELEBRATION" like a glass full of bubbles!

(LCBO # 450700. Limited release of 84 cases)
  • Dec 9, 2017: 2016 Black Sheep Riesling ($16.95/ 750 ml. LCBO # 80234) Bronze medal awarded at 2017 All Canadian Wine Championship 

This perennial favourite will make everyone smile and brings good cheer where ever it goes.

To check availability near you, click here to vist Vintages/LBCO
"There is nothing permanent except change." Heraclitus
And with that in mind, our retail hours will change one last time this year.

From September to December, our doors are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am- 5:30 pm.
However, retail hours end for the season on Sun. Dec 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

We will take the winter months to re-charge our batteries (laying on the couch in front of a blazing fire will feature strongly) and the tasting room will re-open for the season in April 2018.
  As we look back on the many happy times and memories we've enjoyed this past year, we want to extend a heartfelt thank-you for your support. I think that Helen Keller put it beautifully:
"The best things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
Wishing you heartfelt happiness throughout the holiday season, 
Dave and Louise