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Cottage Hunting in Wine Country

September 7, 2017

By Darren Arcaro

Sherkston Open House coincides with Grape and Wine Festival

One of the great things about cottaging in Niagara is being able to enjoy the region’s world-class wineries when you’re not at the beach.

Surrounded by lush vineyards and fruit farms, Niagara offers a cottage experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the province.

Our Open House on Saturday, September 16, 10am-3pm will give visitors a taste of what cottaging in wine country is all about.

Our family beach resort offers 560 acres of varied landscapes that appeal to everyone. Choose from waterfront, waterview, Quarry view or learn about our different Sherkston neighborhoods. Whatever your needs, we have the perfect vacation cottage to fit your family, budget and lifestyle – right on the shores of Lake Erie.

Sherkston offers both brand new and pre-loved vacation cottages of all shapes and sizes, including the popular double-wide cottages which feature modern interiors and colours – with all the comforts of home. All vacation cottages come with firepits and all owners have access to a new fitness centre, an updated pool area, a splash pad, a new poolside tiki bar and an Owner’s Lounge (Oasis), which hosts dart leagues, card nights, live patio entertainment, adult beverages, shuffleboard, and much more. For more information regarding the resort amenities, please click here.

While you’re in town, be sure to check out the world-renowned Grape and Wine Festival, taking place from September 8-24, not far from Sherkston Shores. The hub of the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival can be found in historic Montebello Park in downtown St. Catharines. Of course the wine is the reason to attend The Niagara Grape & Wine Festival, but you can also enjoy the offering of over 100 events including cellar door experiences, concerts, fresh local food, street parades, and more.

Sherkston Shores, in Port Colborne, is perfectly located to grant wine lovers access to some of the best wineries and dining in the country. Just a short drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake; along Lake Ontario, wine-o’s can enjoy visiting the local wineries in so many ways. Drive to each, take a guided bicycle your, explore the landscapes at your own pace pedaling, or even take a bus guided tour; no matter how you choose, we are sure the vineyards will want you coming back for more. Indulge in some wine tastings, explore these wineries at your leisure by visiting by bike, car or a guided tour – either way you are sure to have a great day along the lake. Explore the history of how they started, or even see where and how the wine is made.

Top 5 Sherkston staff picks for favourite wineries of the area are:

Lakeview Wine Co. -

Located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula, Lakeview Wine Co. is home to a wide selection of top-selling VQA Ontario wines.

Their winery produces some of Ontario's top-selling wine brands, including EastDell, 20 Bees, FRESH, Lakeview Cellars, McMichael Collection, Seasons, Canadian acting legend Dan Aykroyd’s line of wines as well as the top-selling kosher wines Tzafona Cellars.

Burnt Ship Bay Estate Winery -

Burnt Ship Bay Estate Winery produces extraordinary wines at a great value. From their winemaking facilities in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, they produce an award winning Pinot Grigio, a stunning Chardonnay, a rich Cabernet Merlot and an award-winning Canadian Vidal Icewine.

Colaneri Estate Winery -

Colaneri Estate Winery is family owned and operated, beautifully situated on the St. David`s Bench in Niagara`s wine region. The building sits in the heart of the vineyard, within the lush, pulsating vines.

Wayne Gretzky Estates -

Wayne Gretzky wines celebrate excellence in winemaking across our country. Whether they are made in the Okanagan or Niagara, they are produced from the finest grapes and developed by some of the greatest winemakers in the country. The award-winning wines are delicious and approachable; wines made for every Canadian wine lover to enjoy.

Jackson Triggs -

Canada’s most awarded winery and have been named “Best Canadian Winery” an unprecedented number of times in international and domestic competitions. You can feel proud when serving Jackson-Triggs wines in knowing that, no matter the varietal, vintage, or region, you’ll be pouring a premium wine that pairs perfectly with every moment, large or small.

About Sherkston Shores:

To experience everything we offer, call 1-844-894-7300 today and book your personal guided resort/amenity and cottage tour. For more information regarding lakefront cottages for sale, please visit www.livesherkston.com.

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