You are in for a little treat if you head over to Good Earth Food and Wine in Beamsville and I’m telling you all about my experience on this post.
One of my best friends and I share September as our birthday month. Every year we try and celebrate our birthdays together somehow. I live in Niagara, she lives in the Hamilton area, so we like to pick a place somewhere in the middle, and it
usually always involves wine.
We not only share a birthday month, but we also share similar interests, like nature, good food, and wine (of course).
We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful tender fruit belt, here in Niagara. This year, we picked Good Earth Food and Wine as our meeting place, socially distanced, of course.
We picked Good Earth Food and Wine this year not only because it promised to delight the palate and the eyes, but because we like the idea that they provide a farm to table experience. Their farm practices sustainable farming, and oh, let’s not forget they produce their own wine!
I arrived at The Good Food early so I had a chance to walk around before my friend arrived. My first impression was that this place was nice.
There were many buildings on the property (as seen above) surrounded by grapevines. I picked out the outdoor patio quickly when I saw the menu board.
The tables were spread apart quite far, so I felt very comfortable sitting on the patio. I selected a table by an outdoor heater. This turned out to be a great idea since the day was rather cool.
All the food was so tempting, it was difficult to make a choice. I went for the Rigatoni “Chasseur” and my friend selected the Margherita Pizza. I don’t think we could have made a bad choice. We both enjoyed our main course.
I was famished, so I didn’t stop to snap a photo of the main course. I know, tsk tsk bad blogger!
We didn’t go for appetizers because we definitely knew we were going for dessert. My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays after all! We both selected the Peach & Blueberry Pannacotta and OMG! It was so delicious and wonderfully creamy! Perfection!”
The waiter knew that we were enjoying our little reunion, so he allowed us to sit around to chat afterward. I really loved that we didn’t feel rushed.
He also encouraged us to stroll around the property. Although the peaches in the orchard had already been picked, he said it was OK to eat any we might come upon.
We did enjoy a glass of wine with our meals, but I think it deserves it’s own section!
I prefer full-bodied red over white wines. The wines produced on the Beamsville Bench tend to be fresh white wines, like Chardonnay and Riesling, or fruity Pino noir. (see reference)
For our experience at Good Earth Food and Wine, I decided on a glass of their 2016 Big Fork Red. I find blends tend to appeal to a broader audience.
Here’s how they describe this wine on their website:
Our signature red blend comes out swinging with floral and mineral notes on the nose, followed by bright red currant, licorice, cherries and deeper aromas of plum and anise. An elegant palate that is medium-bodied with flavours of wild strawberry, fresh pepper and fig, wrapped up in soft tannin and delicate acidity. A great companion at the barbecue!
Although I tend to gravitate towards the merlots, I did enjoy my glass of Big Fork Red.
Do I recommend Good Earth Food and Wine?
Absolutely! If you are looking for a little getaway with your spouse or to meet up with a good friend, I’m certain you’ll enjoy the food, the wine, and the relaxing atmosphere at Good Earth Food and Wine.
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