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County Sips - Wine Tours of Prince Edward County

Sharing Our Passion For Wine With You

At County Sips, our love for Prince Edward County and all the amazing wineries the local area has to offer is embodied by our incredibly knowledgeable and charismatic sommelier Ian Nicholls.

Ian has spent countless days in the county learning the terroir and exploring the vineyards and wineries.

He is delighted to showcase the wines of this new VQA region through guided tours and local tasting events.

Ian has been involved in the hospitality industry in Kingston for more than 25 years.

Ian created an Ontario VQA wine list at Tango, his former restaurant, and hosted many tours of the county from 2002 to 2013. In 2015, he founded County Sips to share his enthusiasm for Prince Edward County wines.

His passion for the industry is infectious and his eagerness for passing on his incredible acumen is evidenced in every tour he gives.

You’ll have a splendid day of fun with your family and friends when taking a tour with Ian as your guide.

Qualifications

2021 Rioja Wine Diploma, Rioja Wine Diploma for Trade and Distribution, Rioja Wine Academy

2020 WSET L3 Candidate, CCOVI, Brock University

2020 Certificate in Ontario Wine with Distinction, CCOVI, Brock University

2010 Sommelier/Sommelier Advanced, Algonquin College, Ottawa

Wine Judge

2020/1 All Canadian Wine Championships

2017      Judgement of Kingston

Yaara Dorat
Yaara DoratWine Tour Guide
Yaara Docrat is a young South African and Canadian woman who relocated to Kingston, Ontario in 2013. Through working at several wine bars locally and internationally, Yaara developed a passion for wine and customer service! In 2016, Yaara began working with Ian Nicholls. She assisted the Sommelier at private wine tastings. She joined County Sips in 2017 and began guiding wine tours. Yaara often spends her time off in Prince Edward County and has become well acquainted with its wineries, vineyards, restaurants, local shops and beautiful beaches. Her enthusiasm and love for the area is a great new addition to County Sips wine tours!
Sommerlier Ian
Sommerlier Ian
Sommelier Ian showcasing the wine 2

Contact us today at 613-329-6563 for more information about our tours and Ian’s experience in the industry.

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