(WINDSOR, ON) – It is called Toast To The Coast: An EPIC 150 Years and it is the newest exhibit at the downtown Chimczuk Museum. Although there are now a number of wineries lining the north shore of Lake Erie, the actual history of the area’s wine industry dates back to before Confederation.
The exhibit explores the history of Windsor-Essex wine makers and the region’s role in the development of Canada’s wine industry as far back as the 19th Century.
Over the 150 years that Canada has been a country, making wine locally went through a number of ups and down. The first demise was during the prohibition years when alcoholic beverages were banned. In the 1970s, the seeds of the currently growing industry were sown followed by an explosion of wineries in the last decade.
Visitors to the museum can celebrate another aspect of Canadian history with considerable relevance to current times. The exhibit opened August 4 and will be in place until December 31. Regular admission rates are applicable.