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Tidings xperience: dream visits


New world 4 old world 10 Spas 11 Xperience meter You can enhance your Xperience by visiting wineries that offer a little something more. Here is a list of added features: A: Accommodations C: Food and/or wine courses F: Free tasting M: Must visit architectural and design marvel O: Organic or sustainable practices used R: Restaurant or food served S: Spa

With 300 issues under our belt, Tidings has garnered a lot of experience. This Dream Visits supplement gathers together some of the best wineries and spas our editors and writers have had the pleasure of visiting — not that we’re bragging. Over the years, we have sought to enrich your food and wine experiences. After all, it’s thanks to you, our great readers, that Tidings has become one of North America’s top wine and food magazines.

Tidings Xperience: Dream visits Supplement is published by Kylix Media 5165 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 414, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 1T6, Tel: 514.481.6606, Fax: 514.481.9699. Editor-in-chief Aldo Parise Contributing Editors Gurvinder Bhatia, Tod Stewart Contributing food Editor Nancy Johnson Contributing Lifestyle Editor Rosemary Mantini Contributors Jonathan Smithe, Rick VanSickle, Sean Wood, Harry Hertscheg, Evan Saviolidis, Gilles Bois, Michael Pinkus, Matthew Sullivan, Carolyn Evans-Hammond, Tony Aspler COPY DESK Lee Springer, Jennifer Croll Creative by Paris Associates Art Direction Aldo Parise Production ww+Labs Advertising Representation Dovetail Communications National Account Executive Jacquie Rankin:, 905-886-6640 ext 304 © 2011 Kylix Media Inc. Printed in Canada on 100% recycled paper. Tidings, Food & Wine Magazine, a registered trademark of Kylix Media, is published 8 times a year: (February/March, April, May/June, July/August, September, October, November, December/January). Opinions expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher. ISSN-0228-6157. Publications Mail Registration No. 40063855. Member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

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Mauricio Lorca Winery Lujà n de Cuyo, Perdriel Bodegas Y ViÑedos O. Fournier San Carlos, Mendoza x: R M


Briar Ridge Vineyard Mount View, Hunter Valley x: A R

Chapman Grove Wines Margaret River, Western Australia Geoff Hardy Wines Kuitpo, South Australia x: M

Peter Lehmann Wines Tanunda, Barossa Valley x: R M

Songlines Estates McLaren Vale, South Australia 4 \\ Tidings xperience \\

Westend Estate Wines Griffith, New South Wales


Angel’s Gate Winery Beamsville, Ontario x: R

Domaine de grande Pré Grande Pré, Nova Scotia x: R M

jackson triggs

Hillebrand Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario x: R M

Inniskillin Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Jackson-Triggs Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

See Ya Later Ranch Okanagan Falls, BC x: R

Sumac Ridge Summerland, BC x: R



x: R M

x: A R M

ViÑa La Rosa Peumo, Cachapoal Valley


Concha y Toro Pirque, Cordillera

x: M

Nk’mip Osoyoos, BC x: R M

Vineland Estates Vineland, Ontario x: M

ViÑa Montes’ Apalta Vineyard Santa Cruz, Colchagua Valley

Sula Vineyards Nashik, Maharashtra

L.A. Cetto’s Tijuana Winery Tijuana, Baja California

x: M dream visits \\ 5

South Africa

Ataraxia Wines Hermanus, Western Cape High Constantia Winery Constantia, Western Cape Nederburg Daljosafat, Paarl

United States

Castoro Cellars Templeton, Paso Robles

Domaine Drouhin Dayton, Oregon

x: R

Chateau St Jean Kenwood, California

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Geyserville, California

Bonny Doon Santa Cruz, California

Burgess Cellars St Helena, California Caduceus Cellars Jerome, Arizona

x: R M

x: R M

Chateau Ste Michelle Woodinville, Washington x: C

Frank Family Vineyards Calistoga, California

Castello di Amorosa Calistoga, California

Darioush Napa, California

Hanzell Vineyards Sonoma, California

x: M

x: M

x: M

Nitida Cellars Durbanville, Western Cape x: R

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Jordan Ontario

The simple, glass encased tasting bar offers year round enjoyment of the grounds — and wines. Ask for Ed Madronich, President and founder of Flat Rock Cellars, to walk you through the winery and find out more about the 5 level gravity flow system. To explore your inner winemaker, book the WMB seasonal series to prune or help pick the grapes. Look into the unique WMB blending session.

West Kelowna Okanagan Valley BC

Breath-taking scenery and architecture are the hallmark of this esteemed Okanagan winery. With a number of B&Bs within walking distance of the winery, you can make this first visit on your tour of Kelowna. During the summer months a number of outdoor concerts are held in the amphitheatre. There are also a number of impressive culinary workshops held throughout the year.

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Peter Lehmann

Moon Mountain Sonoma, California Opus One Oakville, California x: Appointment Only

Pride Mountain Vineyard St Helena, California Quintessa Wine St Helena, California Hedges Family Estate Benton City, Washington

Jarvis Winery Napa, California

Kuleto Estate St Helena, California

Jordan Winery Healdsburg, California

Ladera Vineyards Angwin, California

x: F

Hogue Prosser, Washington

Ironstone Vineyards Murphys, California

x: R

Joseph Phelps Vineyards St Helena, California x: O C

x: R M

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Lancaster Estate Healdsburg, California Medlock Ames Healdsburg, California

x: M

Quixote Winery Napa, California x: M O

Schramsberg Vineyards Calistoga, California Sokol Blosser Winery Dayton, Oregon

Soter Vineyards Carlton, Oregon x: Appointment Only

Spring Mountain Vineyard St Helena, California Shafer Vineyards Napa, California


x: Appointment Only

Steltzner Napa, California Willamette Valley Vineyards Turner, Oregon WĂślffer Estate Sagaponack, Long Island

Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario

At the heart of this LEED-certified contemporarily designed winery is the idea that assemblage is the key to modern winemaking. The building is subtle and soft — a true church to the art of wine. Plus it is located right next to another architectural gem, Jackson Triggs. Take a walk around the outdoor terrace while enjoying a glass of the signature Stratus Red. Joining the assemblage wine club gives you an exclusive opportunity to taste the individual barrel lots before the final Stratus White and Red are assembled. dream visits \\ 9


Champagne Gardet Chigny-les-Roses, Champagne

Château de Sours Saint-Quentin-de-Baron, Bordeaux

x: M

Château Canet Rustiques, LanguedocRousillon

x: M A

Weingut Höpler Winden, Burgenland


Cave Vinicole Hunawihr Hunawihr, Alsace

x: A M

Château GrandPuy-Lacoste Pauillac, Bordeaux

Château Moncontour Vouvray, Loire x: Wine Museum

Château Vignelaure Rians, Provence Clos Cantenac Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux Domaine des Romarins Domazan, Côtes du Rhône Domaine Vincent Pinard Sancerre, Loire J.M Monmousseau Montrichard, Loire

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Le Closel Château des Vaults Savennières, Loire Masson-Blondelet Pouilly-sur-Loire, Loire x: O


Santos Wines Santorini


Altesino Montalcino, Tuscany

Elena Walch Tramin, Alto Adige x: R

Castello di Ama Siena, Tuscany

Fontodi Panzano, Tuscany

x: Contemporary Art

x: O A


Castello di Brolio Siena, Tuscany x: A M R

Ceretto Aziende Vitivinicole Alba, Piedmont x: M

Le Caniette Ripatransone, Marche Nardini Distillery Bassano del Grappa, Veneto Ornellaia Bolgheri, Tuscany x: Appointment Only

Corte d’Aibo Monteveglio, Emilia-Romagna x: A

Domodimonti Montefiore dell’Aso, Marche

Planeta’s Cantina Ulmo Sambuca Di Sicilia, Sicily Querciabella Greve, Tuscany x: O

x: A O R M

Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s Fattoria il Colle Estate Siena, Tuscany x: A R C

Tenuta di Capezzana Carmignano, Tuscany x: C M

Tenuta Cocci Grifoni Ripatransone, Marche


Les Sources de Caudalie

Bordeaux-Martillac, France Located among the vineyards of Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Les Sources offers bathing in grape marc — giving you a new outlook on cognac. The 50-minute facial treatment is a real … treat.

Patios de Cafayate Winespa

Cafayate, Salta, Argentina The location will send you into immediate relaxation. Grape treatments abound. The Grape Syrup exfoliant will get you ready for the next couple of days of wine tours in the Calchaquí Valley.

Adler Thermae Spa Resort

San Quirico d’Orcia, Siena, Italy At the centre of Tuscany’s rolling hills and vibrant vineyards, the Adler Thermae offers a myriad of massages and organic grape exfoliation. You’ll drink up the wine bath and the Brunello Envelopment. Make sure to take some time for a side trip to the beautiful Bagno Vignoni — a UNESCO world heritage site.

Wine Spa Peralada

Girona, Spain You’ll enjoy the White Wine Essences Shower. After you are truly relaxed book a foursome at the 18 hole golf course next door. Well, maybe you should do it before walking into the spa.

Santé Winelands

Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, South Africa Santé sits on a 160-acre working wine estate in the Paarl/ Franschhoek Valley. We highly recommend the VinAqua Vine Therapy or the Theravine treatment. Interested in little fish nibbling your toes, ask for the Doctor Fish therapy. dream visits \\ 11

Tenuta Col d’Orcia Montalcino, Tuscany

Villa di Maser Maser, Veneto x: M R

Tenute Piccini’s Fattoria di Valiano Siena, Tuscany

Villa Vignamaggio Chianti, Tuscany x: A

Villa Calcinaia Greve, Tuscany


Bacalhôa’s Quinta dos Loridos Winery Bombarral, Leiria

Luis Pato Amoreira Da Gândara, Aveiro X: C; Appointment


x: M

Caves Aliança Sangalhos, Aveiro x: M; Underground Art


x: A

Niepoort Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Quinta do crasto Sabrosa, Vila Real

relais san Maurizio Santo Stefano Belbo Piedmont Italy

Food and wine are a huge part of this resort spa. The Grotta del Sale is an exhilarating combination of mineralized water and salt arriving from the Cagliari saltworks in Sardinia. If the weather fares well, there are several 18 hole golf courses around the corner. 12 \\ Tidings xperience \\

Radda in Chianti tuscany Italy

Most of us have dreamt of renting a villa in the heart of Tuscany. Volpaia has four villas and five apartment complexes for rent. Make this your piedà-terre while touring storied Chianti or taking a cooking class inside the castle walls. You can purchase honey, wine vinegar or extra virgin olive oil from the wine shop. You can also stay at La Locanda, a rustic hotel with a swimming pool overlooking the vineyards.

castello di volpaia

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Bodegas Lar de Paula Álava, Rioja

Clos Montblanc Barbera de la Conca, Tarragona

Finca Antigua Los Hinojos, Cuence

Marques de Riscal Elciego, Álava

x: M

x: M A S R

Bodegas Los Aljibes wChinchilla de Montearagon, Albacete

Codorníu Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Alt Penedès

Finca Constancia Otero, Toledo

Osborne’s Malpica Winery Toledo, Toledo

x: M; Appointment


Freixenet Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Alt Penedès

x: M

Bodegas Valduero Burgos, Ribera del Duero

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Langenlois Lower Austria

Visit this intriguing wine museum woven through a labyrinth of the old wine cellars. Since it is not linked to one specific winery, you can taste and buy wines from the eight wine growing regions of Lower Austria. An exquisitely designed hotel and spa are located around the corner. A great place for bikers or hikers.

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