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Summer Sips and Scribes: PEC Wine Tour 2019

July 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm


Join sommelier Ian Nicholls of County Sips and Ian Hamilton, best-selling author of the acclaimed Ava Lee mystery series, for a curated day-long trip through Prince Edward County with wine and cider tastings, lunch, and a literary reading and book signing.

Cost is $200. Don’t forget you will receive an instant $50 charitable tax receipt from CanadaHelps for each ticket you purchase.

Wine tour participants also enjoy VIP access to our invitation-only Festival Launch party at the Delta Hotel on Wednesday night, where we’ll raise a glass and reveal the full 2019 line-up!

Participants board an air-conditioned touring coach at either the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront or the Toys R Us parking lot (1020 Midland Avenue) in the morning on Thursday, July 11, and are returned to either of the two drop-off spots in the evening.

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Summer Sips and Scribes Tour Itinerary 

 9:30 am Pick up at The Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront
10:00 am Pick up at Toys R Us parking lot, guests please park in white lined spots
11:00 am Tasting, Three Dog Winery
12:30 pm Lunch & Tasting, Huff Estates (1.25 Hours for tasting lunch, .5 hour for Art Gallery)
2:30 pm Author Reading & Tasting, The Grange
3:40 pm Tasting, Hinterland Wine Company
4:45 pm Tasting, By Chadsey’s Cairns
5:45 pm Return to Kingston
7:00 pm Drop Off at Toys R Us
7:15 pm Drop Off at The Delta

Lunch includes a choice of 1 soup, choice of 2 salads, assorted sandwiches served on artisan bread or Huff-baked croissants, veggies with dip, freshly baked cookies or squares, and 1 glass of Huff Estates wine. Vegetarian options are available.
If you have any dietary restrictions please contact us at the time of your ticket purchase at info@kingstonwritersfest.ca.

Add a Room Night: The Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront is pleased to provide a special discounted room rate of $169/night, valid on the evenings of Wednesday, July 10th and Thursday, July 11th. Book your group rate for Kingston WritersFest Sips and Scribes Wine Tour, or call 1-888-548-6726, and mention you are booking as part of the Kingston WritersFest Summer Sips and Scribes Wine Tour.

May we recommend the Delta’s award-winning AquaTerra restaurant, voted one of Canada’s 100 most romantic restaurants of 2018? Dine when you arrive in Kingston Wednesday evening, or cap off your day in the county! Show your Summer Sips and Scribes ticket receipt to receive a 15% discount off of your meal! Reserve your table now.


July 11, 2019
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Kingston WritersFest


Grandview, Delta Hotel
1 Johnson St
Kingston, Ontario K7L5H7 Canada
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Tickets can be purchased directly from the Grand Theatre Box Office online (click the ‘Buy Now’ ticket icon), in person at 218 Princess Street, or by phone (613-530-2050) until 6 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Ticket prices are listed as Pre-Festival (purchased by 6 pm on Tuesday, September 24), and Festival (all tickets purchased once the Festival has begun):

Regular Onstage 
General Admission $20 Adv/$22 Fest; Senior $18 Pre/$20 Fest

Festival Field Trip
General Admission $20 Adv/$22 Fest; Senior $18 Pre/$20 Fest; Student $5 Pre/ $8 Fest

Writers Retreat Classes General Admission $35 Pre/$40 Fest; Senior $32 Pre/$38 Fest

Robertson Davies Dinner, Book Lovers’ Lunch and The Long Table General Admission $45; Senior $40

Literary Pub (S)crawl General Admission $40 (includes 3 beverages; $27 (event only)

BUY 5 and SAVE – available for regular events OR Writers Retreat classes! Add EITHER 5 regular onstage OR 5 Writers Retreat tickets to your cart, change the price point to 5 AND SAVE and the discount will automatically be applied.

OFFSEASON EVENTS: View event description carefully for details on price, advance sale cut-offs, and venue.

FEES: All ticket prices include HST. Please be advised that the Grand Theatre Box Office will add a handling fee of $3.80/ticket.

TICKET PICK-UP: Any tickets that are not picked up at the Grand Theatre before 12 pm on Wednesday, September 25th will be brought to the onsite box office at the Holiday Inn. You may pick up your tickets at the Holiday Inn at any time during onsite box office hours (30 minutes before the first onsite event of the day til 15 minutes after the last event of the day).

During the festival, tickets are ONLY available onsite from the Festival Box Office on the main floor of the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront.

EXCHANGES and REFUNDS: We do not offer exchanges or refunds on tickets (except when an event is cancelled), so please plan before you buy. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of KWF staff.

PHOTOGRAPHS: No flash photography, video recorders or tape recorders, please.