Following a short tour of the plant where we learned about the winemaking and distilling processes, we enjoyed a long tasting session in the main building. The tasting room is located in a former cottage hospital, turned courthouse, where Dr. Rodrigues began his winemaking experiments back in the 1980s. They were very generous with the tasting, allowing us to sample each of their wines and a few liqueurs (on request).
We then collected ourselves, got our bearings, and made our way back to Ocean Pond with the rest of the group and proceeded to savour all that cabin life has to offer.
And two years ago? We spent the weekend exploring Bonavista and Trinity, completing a picturesque coastal trail, learning lots about the history of the area as well as how to deal with a power outage during a weekend away.