Friday, 27 July 2012

Rush Creek Wines voted Best of Lake Erie

Elgin County winery Rush Creek Wines has been voted Lake Erie Living Magazine’s "2012 Best of Lake Erie" in the Specialty Wines category.

Readers, editors and writers of the magazine were encouraged to vote for the best wineries along Lake Erie on both the Canadian and American sides and Rush Creek Wines was chosen as the winner out of hundreds of locations.

Owners Kim and Wendy Flintoft opened the winery on Jamestown Line in 1996 and their unique varieties of fruit wine have been delighting visitors for nearly two decades. Rockin’ Raspberry and Strawberry Chocolate Decadence are two of Rush Creek’s most popular flavours.

"Kim and I are honoured to be recognized on both the Canadian and American sides of Lake Erie," said owner Wendy Flintoft. "We have worked very hard to create a quality winery and a place you can bring your family and enjoy a great experience."

The winery is open Monday to Saturday and features a corn maze, a Bruschetta bar, and a picnic area where guests can use an on-site BBQ to prepare their lunch. The winery is also home to an English garden where visitors can sit back and relax with a glass of wine.

For more information about Rush Creek Wines or the 2012 Best of Lake Erie Award please contact Wendy Flintoft at 519-773-5432 or email

Rush Creek owners Wendy & Kim Flintoft

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Elgin County - Come for a visit , stay for a lifetime!

Life in Elgin County's vibrant communities is thriving!

Located along Lake Erie’s north shore, Elgin County’s fresh air, tranquility and abundant access to the natural environment will enchant you. Hike or bike over 100kms of scenic trails, get back to nature at a peaceful campground or play a round at one of Elgin’s nationally renowned golf courses.
With 120 km of Lake Erie shoreline, Elgin County is the perfect summer playground with sandy beaches for sunbathing, swimming, boating and fishing. Discover the area’s rich cultural heritage, enjoy top level theatrical productions or experience the vibrant local arts community.

While in the area make sure to sample Elgin’s culinary delights- many restaurants showcase award-winning chefs and feature fresh local produce and wines from local vineyards.

Idyllic rural landscapes, charming towns and villages, as well as waterfront living make life in Elgin County the ideal alternative to the hustle and bustle of city life. High speed internet, proximity to major highways and a short drive to major urban centres gives Elgin County all the advantages of the "big city" without all the hassle. Elgin residents enjoy an exemplary lifestyle with access to fresh local products, low tax rates and housing costs that are well below the national average.

To learn more about the pristine natural beauty and quality lifestyle in Elgin County call
 (519) 631-1460 ext. 180 or visit