Links & Libations May 2018

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Prince Edward Country Taste Trail

Karlo Estates Winery By Lori Sweet

“Making wine is like playing cards. You have to deal with the hand the vintage presents.” - Sherry Karlo


hen the late Richard Karlo and his wife Sherry, started out on this adventure, little did they know that Sherry would find herself running the winery they created, without Richard. Karlo Estates Winery in Wellington, Ontario, Canada, has been dealt several different hands of cards over the last few years, and like the song “The Gambler,” by Kenny Rogers, Sherry is holding her cards, or in this case, Karlo Estates Winery.

In The Beginning

It was a circuitous route to get to where it is today, but Karlo Estates has become one of the premier wineries in the region. When they purchased the Prince Edward County property in 2005 from the grandson of the original family, they did so because “Richard fell in love with the soil and bucolic nature of the county,” says Sherry. They made quite a team. Richard made the wines, while Sherry, with a background in advertising, design, and art, packaged and sold them. The property comprises close to 100 acres with rich, south facing slopes. Richard was very interested in having a water feature on the property. He got his wish. There is a quiet running stream alongside picnic tables, and unofficial trails linking with the Millennium Trail for hikers, cyclists and even those on horseback. LINKS & LIBATIONS

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