The Magnetic Hill Winery creates award winning wines on Magnetic Hill over Moncton.
Magnetic Hill is a popular Moncton, New Brunswick attraction which hosts a variety of unique gift shops, maritime-related demonstrations and activities, seasonal recreation at Magic Mountain Waterpark, a relocated and restored covered bridge at the entrance, and the Magnetic Hill Zoo.
This unique attraction is a continuing expansion around the original Magnetic Hill, an optical illusion, gravity hill, which gives participants the opportunity to 'roll uphill' in their vehicles. Magnetic Hill is located on Mountain Road just off the TransCanada Highway.
Perched above the Magnetic Hill amusement complex is the Magnetic Hill Winery and B&B. This excellent winery occupies the basement and outbuilding of a derelict, abandoned home, lovingly restored beyond its original glory.
The gravel parking area occupies space between what was originally the garage and a pristine reflecting pond bordered by bulrushes, manicured lawns and fields of grass stretching towards magnificent views over Magnetic Hill directly below and beyond to Moncton.
Descent on paved path from the front of the main house, around to the basement entrance at the rear of the home where the winery is located provides a spectacular view of Magnetic Hill below.
A large tent on the grounds of the Magnetic Hill Winery hosts corporate or group meetings and picnic areas invite casual wine and cheese gatherings with a broad choice of cheeses coordinated to enhance unique and award-winning wines.
The basement entrance leads to the retail store which includes a wine-related gift shop and racks of unique and specialized fruit wines. A young man joins us and sets up a tasting for a few of the many fruit wines created here.
Many of the fruits are grown locally to create the interesting wines, with names like Bay of Fundy Blue and Illusions.
After choosing a selection of favorites, the only thing left to do is make a stop at Mélanie's preferred Shediac, New Brunswick fish market for fresh lobster and crab legs.
Tomorrow morning the two-hour drive in the dark, from Dieppe, New Brunswick to Halifax Airport in Nova Scotia will catch our mid-day flight to St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.