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“Superbly met our high expectations (28 Nov. 2012)...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sandbanks Vacations & Tours

Sandbanks Vacations & Tours
57 Main Street, Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 2T0, Canada
+1 613-393-2424
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Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Bloomfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: With more than 40 wineries, Prince Edward County is Ontario's newest wine destination! Treat yourself to a day with friends or family on one of our wine tours or specialty tours. Let us help you discover some of Ontario's finest vineyards or spend a day exploring art galleries, craft studios, antique shops, cheese factories, farm stands, or other County treasure! We also manage over 50 vacation rental properties in Prince Edward County and can help you find the perfect spot for your stay.
Kingston, Canada
1 review
“Superbly met our high expectations (28 Nov. 2012)...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My husband and I are world travelers and wine enthusiasts. We have toured vineyards in Australia, France, Austria and South America. The Sandbanks Vacations Wine & Specialty Tours rates amongst the best wine tours we have enjoyed. Our guide, Wolf, was a local resident and very engaging, professional and relaxed man...really enjoys showcasing what P.E.C. has to offer. The tour group was small (9 tourists maximum on the shuttle). The tour included four vineyards which were selected to suite us and also allow us to experience a variety of venues and processes. We did not waste our time driving from one vineyard to the next for long periods over roads in an uncomfortable vehicle and learned much of the local history and interesting details when we were in the vehicle from Wolf. We have lived in Kingston for over 15 years and had two visitors from Australia and were joined on the tour with a couple from Ottawa. We will be return visitors and have already recommended your services to our colleagues. The countryside is beautifully picturesque and the local culture and residents extend a warm, hospitable ambiance. The vintners...many of whom we met are all very proud, passionate, friendly and knowledgeable about their craft. The wine pairing at Karlo's Estates was absolutely superb, relaxed and a lovely ambiance in the beautiful setting of a restored bar. The P.E.C. has much to offer of cottage industries in farming, artisans, winemaking and crafts people all in a condensed unique environment. High recommendations and thanks to Wolf and Sandbanks Vacations Wine and Specialty Tours

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Whitby, Canada
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“Exceeds Expectations!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Wow, what a fantastically organized, fun and full of unexpected adventure this Sandbanks PEC Wine Tour is!! I wanted to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with his closest friends in a special way and this tour did exactly that. We were pleasantly greeted at our front door by Heather, our private tour guide for the day on the executive limo bus that was beautiful, spacious and comfortable. Heather was exceptional in her knowledge and made sure everyone had a great time by adding humour and providing such in depth information about the region and its wineries. We were all amazed to see the number of wine boutiques that exist in PEC. Hospitality was obvious by their friendly welcome, provision of wine tastings paired with the right food samplings and one even posted a sign wishing my husband a Happy Birthday. In addition to organizing all of the above, Sandbank Tours dropped our group off at West and Main an outstanding restaurant with exceptional service and food then organized our trip back home. We did not have to worry about a THING!!! They did it all and did it with style!!!
A big Thank you to Craig, Heather and Bob for making my husband's 60th birthday one to remember!!!

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“The Perfect Bachelorette Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We visited the County and booked a wine tour with Sandbanks Tours as part of a Bachelorette Weekend getaway. It was the best decision ever! We had a wonderful host, Craig, who made sure to bring us to the best wineries in the County. He was so much fun and really contributed the whole experience. We all fell in love with the County and enjoyed every minute of our time there. Thanks to everyone at Sandbanks Tours for making it a weekend to remember!

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Kingston, Canada
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“Amazing Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I wanted to let you know how much my husband and I enjoyed our wine tour on Sunday, October 14, 2012 with your excellent tour guide, Wolfe. We had a great time thanks to Wolfe's knowledge of the wineries and the local area. We will definitely be promoting Sandbanks Vacation Tours to our friends and coworkers.
We are still in shock because we had no idea of the caliber of estate and cottage wineries that we have, basically, in our back yard!
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Hope to be visiting again in the very near future.
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“Fun little vineyard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The place was the second busiest on the "taste tour", both bars were packed, so we waited our turn, the wines were good, but the four that really stood out were: Dunes, Waves, Baco Noir and Love Casis ( whites, red and aperitivo in respective order). Very reasonably priced and quite delicious, we bought 2 of each. Try the cheeses, they buy from a town close by and the emperess (I think that was the brand) cheddar is delicious! Great atmosphere, friendly staff!

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