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2015 Events Calendar


We are a group that meets once a month in the fall and winter showcasing different wineries and attractions in Essex County and brings together the most incredibly inspiring local ladies to connect, learn, laugh, enjoy a little wine and generally enjoy each other’s company and energy. This series is for women of all ages, occupations and industries that want to attend.

Back by popular demand, this is Winter 2015 LIFT series: Living the Dream Theme. Intended to get you all fired up for a productive, inspiring winter. You may have heard the buzz around the county from last winter, now it’s time to come out to mix and mingle with like-minded women, to chat, inspire, and dream! Allow yourself to question, to blossom, to reinvent and to evolve within this community of like-minded women. Showcase your business, network and expand your community circle.

Cost $20 in advance ([email protected] the door): includes guest speaker, light snacks, wine tastings & chance to win fabulous door prizes!

Registration on Eventbrite.

Introducing our January guest speaker: Melanie Hesketh
Melanie passionately works with clients to help successfully build and maintain nutritional and emotional well- being. Entering her sixth year of practice, she’s learned a lot about success: personal, business and health related. Through her personal experiences, she hopes to inspire you to become open to abundance, to refrain from holding yourself back and step out of the way so success can find you!
As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, wife, and mother of two teenage sons, Melanie understands the demands of balancing a harmonious family life while building a successful business. Her practice specializes in Live Blood Analysis, Detoxification and Weight Management. She is Windsor/Essex County’s ONLY Certified Metabolic Balance® Coach, Europe’s #1 all-natural weight loss program. You’ll frequently hear her on the Lynne Martin Show, Experts on Call or at corporate talks and wellness workshops in the community.

If you have cabin fever, treat yourself to an EPIC weekend wine tour! Celebrate winter with us in EPIC Wine Country, for some winter activities, wine & food pairings and entertainment. Each winery will present a unique winter experience, from outdoor skating and snowman building contests, to professional ice carvings and ice wine tastings. You can be sure that you will find culinary delights around every corner paired with award winning EPIC wines! Don’t miss this years EPIC Festival of Ice! Bring a canned good for admission.

Cozy up to the crackling fire with a mug of our delicious Warm N Cozy Mulled Wine, and take in the spectacular view of the frozen crests on Lake Erie with complimentary chocolate pairings with our premium wines at Sprucewood Shores Winery.

Shake your winter chill off and enjoy the splendor of the Festival of Ice at any of the participating Wineries in Essex Pelee Island Coast Wine Country.  It is sure to be a fun weekend in the County.

Take part in macaroni goes gourmet "March Mac'ness" and have the chance to taste slam dunk Mac & Cheese creations. Your vine-side ticket includes a Mac & Cheese dish and a 2 oz. wine tasting at all of the participating wineries as well as a chance to vote for the March Mac’ness Champions. The Ticket Window is open! Limited tickets available - $25 per person.  Visit www.epicwineries.com for further 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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Take a journey through Essex County wine country and enjoy a delicious wraps at every stop.  Sample a selection of unique flavours and aromas here at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery with live music from the Front Row Cello on Saturday and Dan Woods band on Sunday. Jack's Gastrovan will be serving their 'Vintners Board Wrap' with cured ham, apple smoked cheddar, granny smith apple, blackberry-redwine compote, spring greens and rosemary remoulade for $6 including your wine tasting.

Visit Sprucewood Shores EVERY Sunday to enjoy live entertainment on the lawn overlooking beautiful Lake Erie. Music and food will be enjoyed on the front lawn amidst the incredible views that Sprucewood has to offer! Sip on a glass of wine or our signature sangrias with our delicious picnic basket lunches, and soak in the music and lakefront view.

Date Music
May 24 Dan Woods Band
May 31 Tara Watts
June 7 Karen Morand
June 14 Voice of the Empire
June 21 Soirée
June 28 Speakeasy Quartet (ticketed event)
July 5 Six Degrees
July 12 James Daniel Music
July 19 Oh Chays
July 26 Clint Weir Trio
Aug 2 Rick Rock
Aug 9 The Fontaines
Aug 16 Jen Knight
Aug 23 Transeo
Aug 30 Midlife Jazz
Sep 6 Shake
Sep 13 Tara Watts

 

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.

Explore your inner artist and paint your very own masterpiece with the help of a step-by-step guide, good friends, and of course, wine!  Sample and explore your creativity while creating lasting memories - this weeks theme is 'Spring Wine'. Visit For Art's Sake on Facebook for more information!

Visit our wine booth at Art in the Park at Willistead Manor. Friday, June 5 LAUNCH PARTY   5pm - 11pm, Saturday, June 6   11am - 11pm,  Sunday, June 7   10am - 5pm

Take a ride through EPIC Wine Country on the Trolley!  Various hop on tour dates are availabe or book your own bus! Whether you're a couple looking for a romantic day, an individual looking for an adventure or a small group of friends or family wanting to spend a fun filled afternoon together... The Hop On Wine Tour is just the thing!

~A Celebration of Girls~

Mothers and daughters are invited out for an afternoon of pampering and fun.  For just $60/person you get hors d'oeuvres, a "Fancy Lady" wine tasting, "Little Lady" tea & treats, "Strike a Pose" Instagram photo keepsake, fun activities and a fashion show brought to you by Bellalulubaby and Young & Fabulous.

Although we love all things little, activities at this event are recommended for little ladies ages 4 and up. Tickets for toddlers aged 3 and under are $20.

* Note that high chairs/boosters will not be provided; toddlers must sit on accompanied adult's lap.

519.250.8778 / [email protected]

  • Daily from 5pm - 11:55pm; June 19th, 2015 - June 20th, 2015
  • @ Lakewood Park

The Inaugural Taste of Tecumseh Festival takes place at Lakewood Park on June 19-20, 2015.

This two day event features delectable tastes and unique talents, all at a beautiful waterfront setting nestled on Lake St. Clair in the Town of Tecumseh, Ontario.

Sample culinary delights, taste a variety of distinctive award-winning wines, get hoppy with craft beer, and enjoy live entertainment from talented performers.

Advanced tickets are $12, or $15 at the door. Must be 19 years or older.

Enjoy the sounds of the vintage style hot jazz, swing and pop with the Speakeasy Quartet in our brand new reception hall with panoramic views of the vineyard.  The Speakeasy Quartet with Mike Karloff, piano, Hugh Leal, guitar, Mike Karoub, cello and Dave Bennett, clarinet perform Sunday June 28 at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery. Music from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, doors open at 12:30pm. The combo brings their "hot jazz, swing and pop" of the 1920's and '30's to the new Sprucewood Reception Centre, overlooking Lake Erie. The program will include music by Duke Elllington, Cole Porter, Benny Goodman, Irving Berlin and other classic greats.

Advanced admission is $16/ticket and $20 on the day-of.  Picnic Baskets are available for purchase at $26/basket which feeds 2-3 people.  Wine by the glass and sangria are $5 each. 

Tickets are available at Mackenzie Hall 519 255 7600 call advance for credit card orders, or visit them direct.

We appreciate advance notice for picnic basket purchases if you can call 519 738 9253

Doors open at 10am, music starting at 2pm.

Explore your inner artist and paint your very own masterpiece with the help of a step-by-step guide, good friends, and of course, wine!  Sample and explore your creativity while creating lasting memories - this weeks theme is 'VINO'. Visit For Art's Sake on Facebook for more information!

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.

Explore your inner artist and paint your very own masterpiece with the help of a step-by-step guide, good friends, and of course, wine!  Sample and explore your creativity while creating lasting memories. Visit For Art's Sake on Facebook for more information!

It's been long overdue for a Sprucewood beach party! Relax with your family and friends on the shores of Lake Erie with entertainment including belly dancing, fire dancing, steel pan music, beach volleyball, and "DJ Matrixx"! Wine, beer and rum punch will be available for sale to enjoy along with jerk pork, grilled pineapple, a pig roast and more.

Sign up for a bus ride to the party; pickup locations are in LaSalle, Amherstburg, Leamington, Kingsville and Harrow. Two arrival times at 6:30 and 8:30pm. Please call 519-566-8791 before July 14th to schedule your bus time.

Tickets are just $35 - includes entrance, entertainment and food (alcohol not included). You can purchase tickets online at EventBrite.ca (bring confirmation with you), or in-person at Creole's Fruit and at the Sprucewood Shores retail store.

Age-restricted event, 19+yrs.

Explore your inner artist and paint your very own masterpiece with the help of a step-by-step guide, good friends, and of course, wine! Sample and explore your creativity while creating lasting memories. Visit For Art's Sake on Facebook for more information!

This tour is a fundraising initiative to support Hospice of Windsor. In association with "Savour the Sea" Evening, the event includes a tour of three local wineries and dinner "al Fresco" held at Ciociaro Club on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

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 the community. Tickets are $70 and are limited so contact us to get yours today! Join us, Savour the Wine and have a good time!

Explore your inner artist and paint your very own masterpiece with the help of a step-by-step guide, good friends, and of course, wine! Sample and explore your creativity while creating lasting memories. Visit For Art's Sake on Facebook for more information!

This upcoming Ladies LIFT is all about self-care! It is time to step into your truth, create alignment and live an authentic life so that you can manifest your desires and live with inspiration. A soulful and sacred self-care practice can help you create a life filled with joy, self love, connection intuition and fulfillment and it CAN be simple. Learn the deeper meaning behind a self-care practice and learn how self-care can transform your life.  Learn how to create a soulful practice that is simple, super effective and that works for YOU.

"You are meant to feel good, you are meant to feel joy..." Abraham Hicks

To those of you that are new, we are a group that meets once a month in the fall and winter showcasing different wineries and attractions in Essex County and brings together the most incredibly inspiring local ladies to connect, learn, laugh, enjoy a little wine and generally enjoy each other’s company and energy. This series is for women of all ages, occupations and industries that want to attend.

The Fall LIFT Series intends to get you all fired up for a productive, inspiring and fulfilling winter.  Allow yourself to question, to blossom, to reinvent and to evolve within this community of like-minded women. Showcase your business, network and expand your community circle. Thank-you to those who attended our last Ladies LIFT Series in October, it was an evening of inspiration and success, and we are looking forward to hosting you again!

Cost $20 in advance ($25 @ the door): includes guest speaker, light snacks, wine tastings & chance to win fabulous door prizes!
 

It’s that time of year - time to eat, drink and be merry! Your Local EPIC wineries invite you to do exactly that at Taste the Season - their 8th Annual Holiday Open House taking place Saturday & Sunday November 28th and 29th. Tour EPIC Wine Country to experience true Holiday warmth at participating wineries and give back through your canned good or monetary donation at each stop. Each of the 10 participating EPIC Wineries will treat you to seasonal food and wine pairing, great gift ideas and new this year-enter our photo contest for your chance to win an EPIC grand prize. Visit www.epicwineries.com for further details.

At Sprucewood Shores, taste a selection of homemade soups each heart-fully hand crafted by our staff and their families for you to enjoy. But don't forget…this is a competition, so make sure to taste them all and choose your favourite for a chance to be the lucky winner of the Holiday Draw.

All that is required to enjoy our tasty soups and free tastings are a donation of a canned or boxed good, or a small monetary donation all of which will be donated to a local food bank.

We will also be featuring samples of  Warm 'n Cozy Mulled Wine. This wine is served hot, infused with orange, clove and cinnamon giving it a smell and flavour that can't help but warm you up and put a smile on your face. It is the perfect gift and entertaining beverage for the holiday season!

See our events in 2014

* Sprucewood Shores is a wheelchair-accessible venue.