Wassail is back!
Our ever popular Wassail event is back and better than ever. With over 20 participating wineries, there is something for everyone to enjoy over multiple weekends. November 18–19 | November 25–26 | December 2–3
What is Wassail?
The salutation wassail, from the Old Norse toast ves heill (“be well”), has accompanied English toast-making since the 12th century. By the 14th century, wassail was being used for the drink itself, and it eventually came to be used especially of a hot drink (of wine, beer, or cider with spices, sugar, and usually baked apples) drunk around Christmastime. This beverage warmed the stomachs and hearts of many Christmas revelers and was often shared with Christmas carolers.
- Click here to download our Wassail stamp passport. Print and follow the instructions on the page to win!
- Click here to download the Wassail songbook. At many wineries, there is a small gift to those who come singing these joyous songs!
- Click here for a history of Wassail in Prince Edward County. Written by Richard Johnston.