This is a great place to visit especially during the Fall. With fresh fruit and veggies as well as events during festival season, the whole family can have a day full of fun. Alongside a working orchard and farm, is a winery and vineyard owned and operated by Pam and Gary Mount. They took their first adventure in grape vines back in 2003. Among the varietals planted are Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Terhune wines have been available for the last four years. In addition to grape wines, apple wines are also made here with apple cider. Additional grapes from other vineyards are also sourced for wine making. The tasting room is in a historic 150 year old barn. You can belly up to the wine tasting bar and select from eleven wines. There are two good whites to try. The Farmhouse white is a white grape blend with a nice Chardonnay crispness, without being overly oaked. The Chardonnay has just a touch of oak and a clean, crisp dry finish. The Vidal Blanc is a nice smooth wine with fruity aromas and flavors. For reds, check out the Chambourcin. It is medium bodied and dry with a fresh finish. The Apple wine is actually a dry apple wine. It’s crisp, aromatic and presents some citrus notes. The Barn Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (50/50). The tannins on this one are soft and it is one of the fuller bodied varietals available. The Red Rooster is a sweeter red, but not too sweet and is quite pleasant. The Cold Soil White is a semi-sweet blend of Vidal Blanc and Orange Muscat. The two white grapes complement each other quite nicely in this wine! After the Cold Soil White, try the Porch Breeze. It will be similar to the Cold Soil, but with Niagra¬†grapes providing that sweet blush shade. Strangely, it almost taste like strawberry wine! The Just Peachy wine is actually an apple wine made from cider with peach essence added. It will keep you happy and warm on those first chilly fall nights. End off with the Harvest Blue, a mix of blueberry and apple, for a nice tart and crisp taste. You’ll be pleased with everything you try here. Take your time here when visiting. The country side setting and locally made wine is a wonderful setting! Cheers!!

IMG_4529 - Terhune Orchards Vineyard

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