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2012 Events Calendar

Bring the family out for a skate on our Winery's pond and enjoy the spectacular view of a frozen Lake Erie.  Break from your skate for warm drinks such as mulled wine, hot chocolate, or delicious Icewine around the fire. Complimentary treats are also available to enjoy while perusing the works of Essex County's writer's association indoors.  BBQ lunch will be available for purchase.  Come out and enjoy the splendor of the Festival of Ice.

Join Sprucewood Shores Winery at this years "Amuse your Bouche" Big Brothers Big Sisters Windsor Essex. Turning the traditional sit-down gala into a lounge/networking event full of fun, food and fundraising is the focus on Thursday April 26th, 2012 at St. Clair College of the Arts. More than a dinner and gala, the idea is interaction. Meet and mingle, and come as you are for this new, interactive event late in the week and for only $75!  visit for more information

Join Sprucewood Shores, along with 9 other Wineries and restaurants from Essex and Pelee Island Coast, at the Waterloo Food and Drink Expo from April 26-28th 1012.  Visit the website for more details.

A five course gourmet 'tasting menu' dinner.  Prepared by Chef Daniele Palanca.  Sommelier Selected Wines introduced by the Winemakers.  At Ambassador Golf Club.

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Join us for a Premiere Event 'Gourmet Gardens' as we celebrate Food, Wine and Spring!  Live entertainment, chefs reception, and a gourmet lunch nestled in the vineyard.  Tickets are $100 Benefiting Education Programs of The Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society.  Presented by the Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Foundation.

Our Mothers have always spoiled us with lots of love, food, and attention, so spoil them back with an enjoyable afternoon of gourmet food and wine! Chef Jeff from To Your Kitchen will be preparing a delightful array of food for our mothers to enjoy and our Winemaker Tanya will be pouring 5 wines and providing a 20 min tasting seminar.  Please see the attached lunch menu.  Tickets are $35/person + tax and $20/person + tax for children under 10 plus HST.

Sip into Summer  Wine and Herb weekend is back, with the wineries of Essex and Pelee Island Coast featuring a different herb-themed food pairing matching with a premium wine selected to highlight the flavour and aroma of the herb.

Chef Don at 3D Catering will be providing Sprucewood Shores customers a lovely Herbed Chicken and Organic Quinoa with Spiced Yogurt to be paired with a premium wine.  For the cost of $5, enjoy this delicious dish and a free wine tasting of 4 wines.

In celebration of the LaSalle Strawberry Festivals 25 year anniversary, Sprucewood Shores will be sponsoring a Wine Garden at the Festival.  A great new addition to the festival where you may purchase a glass of wine to enjoy with live entertainment.  Visit the website for times and further details.

Join us at our Wine Tent at Art in the Park this weekend!  Sip on wines and scrumptous foods with live entertainment.  For more information visit



Join Sprucewood Shores as we celebrate five years of dreams, hard work, and the legacy Gord Mitchell and his family built together.  Stop by the Winery from 1pm-4pm and enjoy live entertainment and hors'doeuvres paired with our hand selected vintage wines.  Stay awhile and grab a delicious picnic basket lunch and a glass of wine.  Come celebrate with us!

Visit Sprucewood Shores on Sundays to enjoy live entertainment on the patio and grass overlooking beautiful Lake Erie.  Enjoy tapas (hor d'oeuvres) prepared by a different chef every week from 1pm-4pm (various $).  Sip on a glass of wine or our signature sangrias with our delicious picnic basket, and soak in the music and view.

This list shows all the bands which will be playing throughout the summer:

Date Band Caterer
June 3 The Bill Loop Band 3D Catering
June 10 Tara Watts The Green Heart Nutritionista
June 17 Hardly Herd Band The Ryegate
June 24 Voice of the Empire To Your Kitchen
July 1 Soiree The Ryegate
July 8 Trish Wales The Green Heart Nutritionista
July 15 New Brothers of Soul To Your Kitchen
July 22 Transeo Band Atmosphere Catering
July 29 Soiree Mettawas Station
August 5 Leighton Bain and Pat Robitaille To Your Kitchen
August 12 Renee Jackson Trio The Ryegate
August 19 New Brothers of Soul Atmostphere Catering
August 26 Soiree Thai Palace
September 2 Renee Jackson Trio TBD

Join us at a Field Bash at Phils Hill and Jobin Rock Farms on Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th from 7pm-close. Special guests Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band on Friday followed by Bigg Wiggle, Drop Dead Famous, and Teethen Freeks on Saturday. Watch the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on the 15 foot screens and rock on with some great music, food, and Sprucewood Shores wines!

Relax and enjoy Yoga class and quiet reflection on the sandy shores of Lake Erie with Bright Yoga.  Feast on natural raw foods prepared by the Green Heart Nurtionista while listening to the lovely sounds of Tara Watt.  No registration needed.  For further info, email or visit their website at  Cost is $25 with $5/p proceeds to Yoga4Hope.  Tapas are $2 per serving and wine is $5 per glass.

Join us by the Lake at Holiday Beach Conservation Area. Feel warm summer breezes gently stir your soul.  Tip your glass and savour wonderful wines. Nibble on sumptous food and listen to the band play while you stroll down to the beach and watch the water lap against the shore.  This year and into the future EPIC (Essex Pelee Island Coast) wineries are excited to announce that the Vintage Tasting is moving to one of our regions 19 conservation areas.  Tickets are $65/p and include all wine samples, a wine glass and other goodies, food, entertainment, parking, and a perfect day.  To reserve tickets please call ERCA at 519 776 5209 from 8am to 4:30pm or order online.

Visit us for live music and tapas all weekend long!  Saturday Trish Wales will swoon you away with Chef Jeff serving up his unique hordeuvres (tapas).  Sunday is Soiree Band and Mettawas Station tapas.  Enjoy a glass of wine or sangria to enjoy with the entertainment and food.  Take a drive along the shore and stop by one of the many businesses to sample the local foods, taste the local wine or check out the shops. It is the perfect event for all ages.

Participants offer a variety of unique activities to showcase their businesses. The variety of businesses include: farmers, wineries, road side vegetable stands, restaurants, bed and breakfast hoteliers, outdoor recreation (golf, conservation areas, beaches, harbour/marina), artists, authors, and small business owners ( salon, antiques, gift shop, convenience store).

We encourage you to visit as many locations as possible. At any participating location pick up an Explore The Shore brochure which contains a listing of all businesses’ activities as well as the grand prize passport! To be eligible to win the grand prize, have any 5 businesses stamp or initial on their respective spot on the passport and drop the passport into the grand prize box.

Kayak from Colchestor Harbour to Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery for live music and picnic basket lunch with tapas!  Details to come soon.

Join us in exploring the bounty of Essex County wine country with visits to local wineries. Our tour is a fundraising initiative to support Hospice of Windsor. In association with “Savour the Sea” Evening, our event includes a tour of three local wineries and dinner “al Fresco" held at Ciociaro Club on Sunday, September 16, 2012.

You and your friends are invited to gather at the Ciociaro Club at 12 noon. Buses will depart at 1:00 p.m. for their first winery stop. You will be provided a box lunch and have the opportunity to visit and sample local wines for approximately 1 hour at each location. Buses will tour 3 wineries and return to Ciociaro Club approximately 5:00 p.m. at which time dinner “al Fresco” will be served at 6:00 p.m. But please stay and enjoy the rest of the evening with entertainment along with other activities.

All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Hospice of Windsor in support of the many programs they provide to our community. Tickets are $65 and are limited so contact us to get yours today! We hope to see you at "Savour the Wine Tour".

Corks and Kegs The Taste of Heritage

Savour award winning selection of wines from our regions world class wineries and celebratre the revival of premium craft beer from Walkerville Brewery!

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Sprucewood Shores will be hosting a Holiday Fair every Sunday afternoon, featuring:

  • Explore our local farmers and artisans products. Vendors will be onsite showcasing their wares.
  • Live Music (1pm-5pm)
  • Food - A local chef will be onsite preparing delicious food to enjoy
  • A Professional basket wrapper onsite for shoppers to create their own 'Local Gift Baskets'
  • Bring the kids! - Hot chocolate...and for the adults, mulled wine. Bring your own cross-country skis or snowshoes or just walk and explore our nature trail through the vineyard and waterfront.
  • Horse carriage rides around the vineyard - See below for scheduling
  • New fire pit on our front patio! Enjoy delicious food and wine by the fire.
Dates Horse Carriage Ride
Nov 25 - Dec 9, Dec 23 Murdos Horse and Carriage Rides


Dates Vendor
Nov 18 - Dec 30     Baked by Rita/Pizzelle Pleasures - Homemade cookies, cakes, Italian Pizzelle assorted flavours
Nov 18 - Dec 30 Epicure Selections - Offering low to no sodium products and educating people on the difference of our products vs. grocery store items.  Letting the customers know that there is a healthy alternative to grocery store shopping. BUY LOCAL…EAT GLOBAL! 
Nov 18 - Dec 9 Seacliffe Cottage Designs/House of Flowers - Aprons, onesies, wreaths, crochet items, lavender sachet, stockings, seasonal décor.
Nov 18 - Dec 30 WindsorEats - Your Culinary Guide to Windsor Essex, Wine Trail Rides.
Nov 18 Knitnicoleknit - Hand knit accessories, stud style earrings, scarves, cowls, shawls, hats, etc.
Nov 18 - Dec 2 Nutty Bavarian - Enjoy cinnamon glazed nuts warmed to enjoy here or buy a 4 pack of sealed nuts to take home with you.
Nov 18 - Dec 30 Walkerville Soap Works
Dec 9 Carma - One of a kind dresses, scarves, leg warmers, purses and more.  All made from recycled material 'clothing that does no harm'.
Dec 9-16 Atmosphere Catering - Sauces, spice rubs
Nov 25, Dec 9-23 Creations By Kate - Paper Crafts Stamped Cards, Stamped Jewellery, Stamped Broaches, Wine Tags, Decorated Jars, Decorated comopistion books, Hot cocoa holders, Tea bag holders, Christmas gift tags , bows & bags and the list goes on.
Nov 25, Dec 2 JoAnn Loeffen Thompson - Childrens' books.
Nov 25 - Dec 9 Eyes to the Skies - Hand painted mugs, jewelry, small paintings.
Nov 25 Earthy Elements - Jewellery gifts for all season and occasions.
Dec 23 Mims Creations - Neck art using recycled vintage jewelery and semi precious stones.
Dec 9 Queen Street Designs - Hand Painted glass
Nov 25, Dec 16 Unmei Designs
Dec 9 - 16 Quick's Wicks - Creating soybean candles
Dec 9 - 16 Fancy Glass by Kelly - Hand painted wine glasses and other glassware
Dec 16 Mick Ridgewell - Paranormal thriller book


Dates Caterer
Nov 25, Dec 9-16   To Your Kitchen
Nov 25 Mongolian Grill
Nov 18 - Dec 2 Atmosphere Catering
Dec 23 Laila Crosby
Nov 25 Sprucewood Staff making soups


Dates Musicians (1pm-5pm)
Nov 18, Dec 16 Dan Woods
Nov 25, Dec 30 Kelly Authier
Dec 2, Dec 23 Trish Wales
Dec 9 Tara Watts


Please contact Tanya Mitchell or phone 519-738-9253 for more details.

Come visit the wineries of Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) for a taste of the season! There are a dozen local wineries participating. Weave your way across the county and discover new vintages, culinary delights, music and unique experiences at each winery.

Sprucewood Shores will be hosting their annual 'Soup off', so come in to try some delicious soups prepared by local caterers and the staff of Sprucewood Shores!  

This regional open house gives us a chance to say "thank you” to our patrons for their support throughout the year and an opportunity to give back to our communities. Please bring a canned good or monetary donation. All proceeds go to local food banks.

See our events in 2011

* Sprucewood Shores is a wheelchair-accessible venue.