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2013 Events Calendar

Winter in Wine Country is a pleasant time of year, and we invite you to be a part of it!  Take part in the tradition of cozying up to the crackling fire with a mug of our delicious Warm N Cozy Mulled Wine. Take in the spectacular view of the frozen crests on Lake Erie with live music and delicious food matched with our premium wines.

Held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 62 King St. East, Harrow, ON. Tickets are $25/person. The event features local wineries and eateries with live entertainment!

6pm reception, 6:30 first tasting. 5 delectable wines with 5 exquisite courses! Tickets are $80/person + gratuities. Please contact Ryan Casier @ 519-255-1199 for details and to purchase tickets.

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 Essex County's premiere spring culinary event celebrating food, wine and spring! Featuring live entertainment, gourmet lunch and a chef's reception, this event benefits education programs of The Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society. Tickets are $100/person; to purchase, call 519-252-1171 x3518.

Stretch your mind and body, indulge your senses.

  • 630-745 Dharma Chat and Yoga with Dianne Bondy
  • 15 min sunset meditation followed by Wine Tasting and Vegan Dinner
  • Catered by Laila Crosby with Green Heart Nutritionista Catering Services

Foods being served:

  • Vegan Pad Thai (Cashews, Veggies and Sprouts tossed in a Raw Vegan Pad Thai Sauce over a bed of flat rice noodles)
  • Vegetable Sprout Salad with a Thai Vinaigrette (Organic Spring Mix with tomatoes, shredded Carrot, Cabbage, Scallions, Lentil Sprouts, and Cucumber)
  • Vegetable Rice Wraps (Shredded Veggies and Avocado wrapped in Thai Rice Paper served with a Raw Peanut Sauce)
  • Mango Sorbet

Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 day of the event. To register in advance please email or call 519 325 8687.

Sip and Taste your way in summer with wine paired culinary dishes prepared by Artisans' Grill using locally grown foods.  Live music by Soiree will be on Sunday only from 1pm-4pm.

Sip Into Summer “A Taste of Place” Weekend is back by bringing together the wineries of Essex Pelee Island Coast for a celebration of award winning wines & local culinary delights. Spend your weekend in the county touring participating local wineries, where each stop will feature a sensational local food pairing matching with a premium wine selected to highlight the flavour & aroma of our Region’s terroir.  Join us Saturday May 25 & Sunday May 26 from Noon- 5pm.

Cost is $5-$7 per dish with wine tasting

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.

UPDATE: The September 1st event will occur between the hours of 12pm - 3pm instead of the usual 1pm-4pm.

Visit Sprucewood Shores EVERY Sunday to enjoy live entertainment on the patio overlooking beautiful Lake Erie or nestled in the vineyard.  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.

Date Band Caterer
June 2 Last Minute Duo Atmosphere Catering
June 9 Bosco Atmosphere Catering
June 16 Soiree Sprucewood Shores
June 23 chris Borchuk Trio To Your Kitchen
June 30 Six Degrees Mezzo Ristorante
July 7 Nino & Patt  
Jul 14 Joan & Chris  3D Catering
Jul 21 Dan Woods Band  To your kitchen

Jul 27&28

Transeo&Trish Wales  Verns Grill
Aug 4 Trish Wales  To Your Kitchen
Aug 11 Renee Jackson trio To Your Kitchen
Aug 18 Dan Woods Band  
Aug 25 No Sips, Sounds & Bites Today
Sep 1 Bosco  To Your Kitchen

Doors open @ 4:30pm with dinner @ 7pm. Tickets are $50 after tax. A shuttle will take you from the Walmart in Amherstburg to Boblo Island beginning at 4:00pm. Stop in at the Amherstburg Canadian Tire and get yours today!

Enjoy local wine, food, and a great line up of entertainment weekend long at the Art of Eating Food and Wine Festival!  visit for more information.  See you there!

Colio Estate Wines, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, Pelee Island Winery, Oxley Estate Winery, Smith and Wilson Estate Wines, and Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery cordially invite you to the launch of STOWAWAY 1812 a regional collaborative line of wines commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Coastal Trails: Sails to See Tall Ships Festival. The launch will be at the Provincial Marine Commissariat located at 224 Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg, Ontatrio on Thursday July 4, 2012 at 11:30 am. This signature line of 6 distinct wines within 1 region are limited edition collectors items that will augment the experience of visitors to both our wine region and our 1812 region.”

From July 19 to September 1, 2013 a special barrel of one STOWAWAY 1812 varietal will be stowed away aboard Liana’s Ransom one of the Tall Ships participating in the August 30-September 2 Coastal Trails: Sails to See Tall Ships Festival in Windsor, Amherstburg, Kingsville and Pelee Island. This special barrel will travel the great lakes throughout the TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour presented by Redpath Sugar, produced in partnership with the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2013 and end its journey on September 1 in Pelee Island. The special properties of the stowaway wine and the effects of the Great Lakes on its composition will be highlighted by renowned Wine Writer Tony Aspler, founder of the Ontario Wine Awards.

Each winery will produce a different wine varietal, with each winery highlighting an 1812-era Tall Ship. Each wine is one of a collection of six and can be purchased starting July 4, 2013 at participating wineries.

The six participating wineries will launch and provide tastings of the STOWAWAY 1812 wine line.

Come join Jayne Cichon for yoga on our beautiful beach front. Allow yourself to practice a gentle class under the warmth of the sun and the breeze of our beautiful Lake Erie. Class will be beginner friendly. Partial Proceeds will go to Yoga 4 Hope. Cost is $25. Please contact Bee Yoga at, text or call 519-300-3173. Class will be from 12-1:30. Wine, sangrias and tapas will be available for purchase after event to enjoy with live music under the shade of the tents nestled in the vineyard.

Paddle 10km along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Erie from Colchester Village to Sprucewood Shores.  Bring your own gear or Pelee Wings can provide rentals (519 326 5193).  Meet at Colchester Harbour at 9am to drop off gear, drive back to Winery, leave your cars here and a trolley will take you back to the Harbour to begin the journey back to Sprucewood.  We will have live music, picnic basket lunches, hordeuvres, sangria and wine available!!

Explore the Shore and discover the history of County Road 50.  Local businesses will be open with lots of fun stuff for the family to enjoy!

At Sprucewood Shores we have live music (free admission), food, wine and sangria will be available throughout the entire day on our patio.

Join the wineries of Essex Pelee Island Coast and enjoy wine tastings, food pairings, music and friends at the 20th Annual Vintage Tasting!  Tickets are limited, so call today and enjoy one of Essex County's most anticipated tasting events.  Tickets are available at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, call for yours today!  Location: Muscedere Vineyards, Ticket prices are $60 each

Enjoy the sounds of the vintage style hot jazz, swing and pop with the Speakeasy Quartet, outdoors under the shade of our white tents.  Admission is $15/ticket.  Stay tuned for more details regarding food offerings for the day!

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 15, 2013.

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.

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 $70 and are limited so contact us to get yours today!

Join us, Savour the Wine and have a good time!


Can you handle it? Are you up to the challenge? Grab your friends, create a team, or tackle this challenge all on your own! Whether it's for bragging rights, fitness or just fun in the mud, this 5K obstacle run is for you!

On the beautiful grounds of Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, you will experience many obstacles including; sand dunes, mud, running along the lake and there will even be grapes involved!  Lots of surprises, entertainment and food are in store, so dont miss out! Wine or Beer will be included at the end of your challenge. Don't wait, sign up now before it is sold out!

Registration at 9:30am, Waves begin at 10:00am. For more information please call 519-254-5116 or visit

UPDATE: Due to scheduling issues, the holiday fair for December 15th is cancelled; the December 22nd date is still in effect. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

  • Local artisans showcasing their wares
  • Live Music (1pm-5pm)
  • 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. Weather permitting, ice skating on the pond as well.
  • Fire pit on our front patio! Enjoy delicious food and wine by the fire.

Schedule to be determined. Please contact Tanya Mitchell or phone 519-738-9253 for more details.

See our events in 2012

* Sprucewood Shores is a wheelchair-accessible venue.