Oak Heights Estate Winery
Off the beaten path—and halfway to the sky, it seems— sits a small, tasteful winery boasting a great view over its vineyard and pond to the Northumberland Hills beyond. Owner Ian Fraser decided to plant vines on his getaway property, against all opinion that winters would be too cold. He started with winter-hardy hybrids, later adding Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. The jewel is a fine, small tasting bar and restaurant, which serves very local Northumberland cuisine. But you can also take a picnic lunch down to the banks of the pond. Don’t forget your camera.