This past weekend I went on a wine tour of Niagara on the Lake with the Ontario Z-Car club. My girlfriend and I participated with my 71 Datsun 240z, and I believe we were the youngest participants driving the oldest car! There were a couple of other early 240Z’s – including the Dark grey one which is still owned and driven by the original owner! The event was put on by the Z-car club but this tour was open to all cars so there were a few non-Z cars in attendance.
We met up at Tim Horton’s for morning coffee and took the scenic back roads to Niagara on the Lake. The drive was fantastic – despite losing one car that was pulled over by the police and part of the group missing a turn and getting quite off track. We all still managed to make the first stop on time.
We stopped at the Ice-House winery for some ice-wine slushies (which were refreshing on this hot day) and ice-wine samples in shot glasses! Then we stopped in town for lunch, and finally ended at Konzelmann estate winery where we had a fantastic tour of the facility and learned the where the term “firkin” comes from (the very large wooden wine barrel).
We split off from the group as they were headed out for dinner as we had other plans for the evening. We stopped in at several more wineries on the way home. It was a fun day with a great group of people.