Have you experienced the taste of Kingsville? Kingsville is Canada’s southernmost town and the home to our mainland wine processing facility. It’s known for its warm climate, roadside produce stands, wineries, quiet county roads and lake vistas. In the last few years, it has also become known for incredible restaurants and craft breweries.
These 3 new neighbours of ours are pretty fantastic! It’s why we paired up with them to bring you an exclusive, curated beer and wine package. We also wanted you to enjoy getting to know them too, like we do. So pour yourself a glass and we’ll introduce you and offer up some recipes to pair with your package selections.
BgB – Banded Goose Brewing
Banded Goose Brewing Company (BgB) is the brewing ‘wing’ of the Kingsville based JACKS GROUP. Proudly brewing locally sourced craft beers at JACKS Gastropub, 15 Main St East, since 2013.
With Jason Wingerden as Head Brewer, their beer manifesto is “to create unique, flavourful beers that have a good story to tell as a result of their adherence to good brewing practices and partnering with local resources”.
January 2019 marked the expansion to 15 Main St West where their space includes their Taproom, Bean15 Coffee Lounge, Distinctive Inns of Kingsville’s Concierge & Welcome Desk and seven Brewery Loft Suites on the second floor. During the summers you can also enjoy their Outdoor Alley Patio & street food truck BLACKJACKS.
Jack’s Golden Ale – pair it with French Onion Soup made with Ale
Wine pairing for this recipe – Bourbon Barrel Reserve Baco Noir VQA
Grove Brew House
The Grove Brew House, opened in August 2017 and is a multi-award-winning 10 barrel craft brewery that, at its core, is grounded in the values of heritage. Through concentrating on classic brewing methods and preserving regional history, they are relentlessly passionate about respecting tradition and engaging our local community. The brewery’s identity is deeply rooted in the town’s long history of being a tourist destination since the late-1800s. Each beer they brew has a story to tell about our beautiful and historic region.
Brewmaster Donavan McFadden BSc. has been professionally brewing for 10 years. He helped to establish the first craft brewpub in Windsor/Essex.
Donavan is thankful for the how friendly, welcoming and supportive the Kingsville community is, and how people around here have a buy local mindset.
“I love getting to see the genuine look of enjoyment on people’s faces when they try something new that we’ve brewed up for them. I also feel very lucky to be a part of the supporting nature of the craft brewing community, not only in Windsor/Essex but worldwide.”
Farmerettes Peach Sour – pair with Kale Caesar Salad
Wine pairing for this recipe – Pinot Grigio VQA
Kingsville Brewery was established in 2017 by co-owners Marty Turco and Mark Muzzin, along with brewer Derek Bilokraly. These three shared a vision to create great beers best enjoyed with great friends in great places. In late November 2019, the brewery opened the Kingsville Brewery Taphouse creating the space to enjoy award winning beer and offer the dining experience to pair with it. Today you can find Kingsville beer across the province, right down to Texas. The Kingsville waterfront production facility is expected to open early 2021.
Like many brewers, Derek Bilokraly started out as a home brewer enjoying the process of making beer as much as beer itself.
Kingsville has become a must-visit destination in Ontario’s South West with its numerous restaurants, wineries, and breweries, but for Derek it’s the welcoming and collaborative nature of the town that boosts its attractiveness.
“It’s the working together culture that happens every day and in special projects such as “We 3 Kings” “, shares Derek. “Working together as a team with the brewers of BgB and The Grove House, we create special brews that benefit community organizations. It’s a chance to put wild ideas in motion that become seasonal releases. And to enjoy a pint together as well of course.”
Light Eh! Lager – pair with Sticky Sichuan Pork
Wine pairing for this recipe – Lola Blush Sparkling Rosé VQA
Pssttt… Don’t forget while you’re here to sign up for our Birthday Club and receive a $20 Gift Voucher for your Birthday!