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Summer Sips and Scribes: PEC Wine Tour

July 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Be a part of the kick-off celebrations for Kingston WritersFest’s 10th Annual Festival!

Join sommelier Ian Nicholls and authors Helen Humphreys and Sarah Selecky for a day-long curated trip through Prince Edward County with wine and cider tastings, lunch, and literary readings by the authors.

Wine tour participants also enjoy VIP access to our invitation-only Festival Launch party at the Delta Hotel on Tuesday night, where we’ll raise a glass and reveal the full 2018 line-up!

PLUS, you will receive a $50 charitable tax receipt for each ticket you purchase. 

Participants will board the bus at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront on the morning on Wednesday, July 11, and be driven back to the hotel in the evening. Alternate pick-up and drop-off points may be arranged in advance.

Enjoy a special dinner at the Delta’s award-winning AquaTerra restaurant, voted one of Canada’s 100 most romantic restaurants of 2018. Dine when you arrive in Kingston Tuesday evening, or cap off your day in the county! Show your ticket receipt to receive a 15% discount off of your meal! Reserve your table.

Timetable for the wine tour 

10:00   Leave Delta Hotel, Johnson Street
10:15   Pick up at Kingston Centre take 401
11:15   Arrive at 3 Dog Winery for a tasting, depart 12:00
12:30  Arrive at Huff Estates for a tasting and lunch, depart 1:45

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 available. If you have any dietary restrictions please contact us at

2:00     Arrive at Casa Dea for a tasting and author readings, depart 3:00
3:30     Arrive at Sandbanks for a tasting, depart 4:00
5:00     Arrive at County Ciders for a tasting, depart 5:15
6:30     Arrive back in Kingston, drop-offs at Kingston Centre, Delta Hotel

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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 Tuesday, July 10th and Wednesday, July 11th. To book at this rate, please use this link, or call 1-888-548-6726, and mention you are booking as part of the Kingston WritersFest Sips and Scribes Wine Tour.


July 11, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Kingston WritersFest


Grandview, Delta Hotel
1 Johnson St
Kingston, Ontario K7L5H7 Canada
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Want more info?

Click on our digital Program Guide or Schedule-at-a-Glance to view and download!

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 25, 2018. International Marquee tickets will continue to be sold through the Grand until the event start time.

Ticket prices are listed as Pre-Festival (purchased by 6 pm on Tuesday, September 25), and Festival (all tickets purchased once the Festival has begun):
Regular Onstage and Festival Field Trip events
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
Celebrate the Literary: Breakfast with Peter Carey; Robertson Davies Dinner -and- Book Lovers’ Lunch
General Admission $45 Pre/$50 Fest; Senior $40 Pre/$45 Fest
Saturday Night SpeakEasy General Admission $30 Pre/$35 Fest; Senior $27 Pre/$32 Fest
Forgotten Foods of Forest, Field, & Orchard General Admission $25 Pre/$28 Fest; Senior $22 Pre/$25 Fest
BUY 5 and SAVE – available for regular events OR Writers Retreat classes! Simply add EITHER 5 regular onstage OR 5 Writers Retreat tickets to your cart 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 $3.50/ticket.

TICKET PICK-UP: Any tickets – EXCEPT International Marquee tickets –  that are not picked up at the Grand Theatre before 12 pm on Wednesday, September 26th will be brought to the onsite box office at the Holiday Inn. You may pick up your tickets there 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.