The Origins of Mother's Day
The origins of Mother’s Day dates back to the Ancient Greeks, as they celebrated the goddess Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. Our love for our mothers has been a deep part of our lives for as long as the gods lived.
Move ahead to the 20th century, and a young American named Anna Jarvis lobbied for a special day to celebrate mothers, after the death of her own. In 1914 the US introduced ‘Mother’s Day’ as an official holiday on the second weekend in May. And the next year it became an official holiday in Canada.
Flowers were introduced when children picked them on the way home from church to give to their mother’s. And even though modern times brought more commercialism to the occasion, it still remains all about showing loving appreciation to our mothers.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!
Mother’s Day Plans at the Winery!
We have lots of options at the winery to show Mom a very special day!
We have amazing desserts by Old Black Forest, stunning fresh bouquets by Fleur & Gather and delicious wines from Petite Riviere, and then to top it all off, Alfie Zappacosta will be playing at the winery on Sunday, May 8th for a 6pm-8pm concert!
We hope you can come by for a tasting & enjoy the beautiful view. We will be having our NEW Chardonnay Wine available to buy and sample, so be sure to come & try it out! Make a date with Mom and try a dessert or two, have a glass, then treat her to a beautiful bouquet of fresh spring flowers. Then on Sunday evening, Alfie will do the rest.
Desserts by Old Black Forest -- try them all!
(to enjoy at the winery or to take home and enjoy)
German Gingerbread Cake $5
Coffee Cake Streusel $8
Potato Cheese Rolls $6
Fleur & Gather
Stunning Garden Bouquets
There will be two sizes available for pre-order:
a $25 and a $40 spring bouquet of specialty tulips, heirloom narcissus, and spring branches. Each bouquet will be unique, and will come gift-wrapped with a small floral card and envelope to include a note.
An Evening with Alfie Zapacosta -- Sunday, May 8th 6pm-8pm. There are still some tickets left! We can't wait to see you there! Tickets $38 available through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-alfie-zappacosta-tickets-322070149487
Or call the winery 1-902-693-3033
Or email us at email@example.com
Ultimate Tour & Shop Hours
We are open every Friday to Sunday 11am-5pm until May long weekend -- May 23rd, Victoria Day -- when we will start our seven days a week schedule!
Our Ultimate Tours start Saturday, May 21st!
Be sure to check it out! We take you through the vineyard, learn about grape growing and the history of the area, then learn how wine is made. Then, a food and wine pairing of five wines.
It is only $25 for this experience! Please book at least 24 hours in advance.
We will celebrate the Victoria Day Weekend with a BBQ and launch of our NEW Chardonnay wine! Stay tuned!
We will continue to do our convenient home delivery