This time for Taste the Season (@NiagaraWine) we only got time a day trip instead of staying overnight like here, here and here. We took it slow this time but still manage to make 11 stop out of the 26 wineries participating. I know a lot of people try to avoid the wine country during the colder months but I highly recommend it since it's just as beautiful.
2012 Triomphe Cab Franc
Paired w/ Duck Confit, pear & Brie Phyllo Tart
2013 Trius Cabernet Franc
Paired w/ Spiced Quinoa with Chorizo Sausage and Vine Tomato Sauce
2012 Oak Aged Chardonnay
Paired w/ Chef Collin Goodine's Savoury Sage & Squash Soup
They always do the best pairing and this was another hit, love the presentation, the color and nothing beats a hot bowl of soup on a cold day. The earthy sweet flavor of the squash paired surprisingly well with the oak-y flavor of the Chardonnay.