Sophie delights royal fans in Niagara
Royal watchers were blown away Saturday in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex did not disappoint.
She visited the Canadian Food and Wine Institute Research Centre at Niagara College and then took sometime to mingle with the crowd.
During her tour the Countess viewed student- and faculty-led demonstrations of the grape crushing,
separation and fermentation processes.
She also sampled three Niagara College Teaching Winery wines, including the 2010 Dean’s List
Chardonnay, 2007 Dean’s List Meritage and the 2009 Savant Ice wine, along with an assortment of local cheeses.
College President, Dan Patterson says that they were honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness to Niagara College, and that they are grateful for the opportunity to show her the exciting and innovative work that’s being done by students, faculty and staff.
The wife of Prince Edward, youngest son of Queen Elizabeth was in Queenston in the morning, presenting new colours to the Lincoln and Welland Regiment.
Last night Sophie attended an invitation-only dinner at the college's Benchmark Restaurant.