Subject: Niagara-on-the-Lake

I spent the last glorious weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake. One of the highlights was driving the wine route and taking in some of the wineries. We took a tour of Jackson-Triggs (Box office 905-468-4637 or 1-866-589-4637) which was the antithesis of the lovely mellow stone buildings of other wineries. This is high teck and modern and I believe has only been open to the public for 2 years. A plus is in July and August on a Friday night they show a silent film accompanied by a live orchestra ($19) and on Saturday a symphony orchestra or a solo performer ($39). The setting is beautiful and on a balmy night...

We stayed at The Wellington B & B - great breakfasts but far too expensive. We had dinner at the Golf Club in Niagara-on-the-Lake and would recommend this as good food for a reasonable price with a lovely view of the fairway.

We saw The Royal Family at the Festival Theatre - not from choice but our only option - say no more!

This weekend was made even more glorious as my friend won a two night stay plus a car for the weekend - which turned out to be a BMW two-seater sports jobby - wow!

This area has grown from about 6 wineries 20 years ago - Inniskillen probably being the leader - to over 42 now and can only get better with more land being taken for wineries and less for the developers in my opinion.

As an aside I've no interest in any winery - and best of all I cannot drink wine because the tanin gives me a migraine!!

Barbara Toronto