The stronger US dollar means this is the perfect time to visit Canada. Just across from Ohio and easy to access by car or by ferry, the Lake Erie North Shore region is home to almost 20 wineries. On the same latitude as some of the world’s finest wine regions, the area’s distinctive terroir offer optimal growing conditions, producing EPIC (Essex Pelee Island Coast) Wine Country’s award-winning varietals, particularly Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling. From quaint, inviting, family-run farm estates to the opulent and grandiose, all the wineries here are defined by their warm, welcoming nature. There are so many ways to tour through the region; hop on an old-fashioned trolley ride, cycle through the richly fragrant vineyards, or take a country drive through quaint waterfront villages and towns. Before you start your journey, make sure you purchase a Passport to EPIC Wine Country – it’s filled with over $100 of special offers to make your trip even more affordable. For more information, go to www.visitwindsoressex.com.