Category Archives: Our Winery

Happy New Year From Our Youth

Recently I asked some youthLEADarts students to write down their hopes, dreams and wishes for the world and youth like themselves in 2024, a new year. They hoped that everything would be good.

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Summer May Be Ending, But The Fun Doesn’t Have To

Summer is soon coming to an end, but the fun doesn’t have to stop just yet! Windrush Estate Winery has the perfect blend of award-winning wines, beautiful pastoral views, and an exciting and unique tour that both entertains and educates. Bring your family and friends!

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Windrush Unleashes Inner Brilliance: Empowering Children through Arts Education

As Arts Education week ends, teacher & writer, Simone Pertuiset, wrote this blog.  Simone Pertuiset is a historical writer who crafts deeply human tales of resilience.” A portion of every Windrush sale helps empower kids in the LEAD program.

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A Spectacular Salon Sunday at Chateau Windrush

It was a delighted full house at last Sunday’s spectacular afternoon with pianist/singer/songwriter Kelly Walker, poet David Stones and songbird Rachelle Shubert. As we listened, responded and sang along together, truly we were carried to the very heart of loving life in all its moments. As David mused, “…love is the spine of everything…”

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Dazzling Salon Sunday Jazz with Adi Braun

What a delight to host a sold-out crowd yesterday at Chateau Windrush as, together, we enjoyed Adi Braun live in concert!  In her delightfully warm and embracing style, Canada’s internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter saluted Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney and Peggy Lee.  Backed by pianist Don Breithaupt and bassist Pat Collins, what fun it was to enjoy […]

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Simone Pertuiset at Windrush

Simone Pertuiset is a descendant of the intrepid lion hunter portrayed in Manet’s famously controversial painting, ‘Monsieur Pertuiset, Chasseur de Lion’. She has lived, worked and volunteered in many countries and has travelled extensively, including sailing around the world for seven years on a small sailboat. After 30 years as a teacher and science and […]

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Recap – Bendas 4,3,2,1 Architecture Presentation at Windrush

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, wine and architecture enthusiasts alike gathered at Chateau Windrush to sample all five of Windrush Estate Winery’s international award-winning wines and hear from world-acclaimed architects, Jan and Ivana Benda, both with PhD degrees. They compellingly presented their life stories of people and architecture as ‘4 Countries, 3 Continents, 2 Individuals, […]

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Harvest thanksgiving and Bacchus THANKS!

Dear Windrush friends, Did you know that, in 1723, Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi, painted the country folk celebrating ‘the joy of the harvest with Bacchus’ wine’ in ‘Autumn’ from ‘The Four Seasons’?

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In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On this National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to get to know hundreds of our Indigenous family, from children to elders.

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History In Our Time

As a young musician and arts education innovator, I had the privilege to meet HM Queen Elizabeth II.

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Honouring Cory Trepanier: Our North Star

This week, we at Windrush Estate Winery honour and remember our friend and neighbour, local artist and explorer, CoryTrépanier. He died on Friday after a valiant fight with cancer as age 55.

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Imported French Wine: The first alcoholic beverage of choice in Simcoe County

Who knew Windrush Estate Winery would be continuing a regional tradition of winemaking that dates back over four centuries?  The consumption of wine in what is now Simcoe County began 400 years ago!

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