Peninsula Ridge Winery: Brunch Escape on the Escarpment
Given the right age demographic, one might regard the setting of the main building of Peninsula Ridge Winery in Beamsville, Ontario, Canada as strikingly similar to the main house from the 80's prime-time soap opera "Falcon Crest". Set back off of King St. (Regional Rd. 81) the house sits on a slight ridge amidst well manicured lawns and surrounded by lush vineyards.
The long winding drive to the main winery complex is luxurious and should leave visitors anticipating their arrival. Peninsula Ridge, known for both its white and red wines, has won numerous awards for its Chardonnay, Fume Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc vintages, as well as with their Syrah, Merlot, and the incredibly unique treat of a Cabernet Franc Icewines.
Many of the wines available in the Cellar Door shop are also available by the glass in The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge which makes weekend brunch all the more enjoyable. Set in the historically significant William D. Kitchen house (c. 1885), the restaurant offers an intimate indoor dining experience as well as patio dining that offers fantastic views of the Niagara Escarpment, vineyards, and Lake Ontario in the distance.
Located on the burgeoning Beamsville Bench growing area, diners enjoy the perfect brunch spot before continuing on to other top wineries along Route 81. The simply delightful menu choices include Fresh Buttermilk Fruit Scones, Crème Caramel French Toast, and Poached Eggs on Horseradish Rosti Potato ... mmmmm... Rosti Potato!