Gary & Linda enjoyed a fabulous weekend in Niagara on the Lake - billed as an Intense Icewine Weekend, Boot Camp for Bon Vivants on January 21 & 22, 2012. The event was put on by Peller Estates Winery - which over the past few years has become our favourite winery in Niagara on the Lake.
The activities started on Saturday morning, but rather than get up early to make the drive to Niagara on the Lake we decided to head down Friday evening to make the Saturday morning start a more relaxed affair. On all of our previous weekend trips to NOTL we had stayed at one of the hotels in the heart of the town - more often than not it being The Pillar and Post. This weekend was being arranged by Peller Estates and they booked the accommodation for participants at White Oaks Resort & Spa.
When we made the plans we weren’t really sure what it would be like, but our first impressions of the hotel were good as we arrived Friday evening to check in. The staff and their attentiveness in particular really impressed us. The hotel/conference/spa facility is quite large and has a feel of a conference centre more than anything else, so it really isn’t a quaint getaway location - but still nice and certainly works for a group event. Before leaving home we had booked dinner at LIV, which was the main restaurant in the hotel - so not long after settling into our room we made our way down to LIV. The meal and service turned out to be fabulous - and was a terrific start to our weekend. We returned to the same LIV restaurant for a very nice breakfast on Saturday morning before the official start to the weekend’s events.
WHITEonline is the digital home of Gary & Linda White. We’ve been married since 1980 and live just outside Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Linda was born and raised in Toronto while Gary was born in London, England and moved to Canada at the age of 11. We enjoy travelling and taking photos while we travel. WHITEonline provides the opportunity to share some of our photos & experiences.