As a designated VQA region, the area is home to more than 40 wineries and 100’s of acres of grape vines planted. The majority of the wineries are situated in the south-western part of the County. Below is a list of some of the area’s wineries as well as a brief overview of what they have to offer.
Prince Edward County Wineries:
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33 Vines Inc Adolphustown
Boutique vineyard and winery located 10 kms east of the Glenora Ferry producing premium red and white wines including: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot (View Winery Video)
Bergeron Estate Winery Adolphustown
Waterfront winery and vineyard located on the shores of Adolphus Reach close to the Glenora Ferry. Varietals include: 2006 Chardonnay, 2007 Gamay Noir 2007 Pinot Noir, 2007/2008 Vidal/Riesling and a 2008 Cab Franc & 2008 Pinot Noir/Gamay Noir Blend
Black Prince Winery Picton
Located on the outskirts of Picton, the Black Prince Winery boast 10 acres and varieties including: 2009 Vidal Icewine, 2009 Chardonnay, 2009 Vidal, 2009 Pinot Gris, 2008 Chardonnay Terroir Elite, 2005 First Crush Chardonnay and more. The winery offers tasting of its wines and possesses a variety of labels from other local vineyards which are available for tasting as well. These vineyard partners include: Harwood Estates, Bella Vigne and Hillier. (View Winery Video)
Waupoos / South Bay Region Wineries
The Waupoos region is where the modern wave of Prince Edward County wineries first got started. Chosen for its spectacular views, soil and climate, the area offers an altogether unique tasting experience. Its unique collection of vineyards make it a must when visiting the County. While in the area, we suggest you add to your tour a stop at Lake on the Mountain and Frank De la Roche at La De Dah Studio
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Boutique winery located minutes from Milford on 300 sprawling acres. The winery’s varieties include three reds (2006/2007 Pinot Noir and 2007 Gamay / Pinot Noir) and three whites ( 2007/2007 Riserva Chardonnay and 2007 Francesca Pinot Gris).
A beautiful Hillside winery overlooking lake Ontario. It offers a full range of wines including a selection of reds, whites, rose’s as well as ice-wines. View winery video
County Cider Company, as its name suggests, specializes in Ciders. What might suprise you is that, along with their famous County Premium Cider and traditional cider varieties, the winery also offers a variety of wines, sparkling (or champagne method) ciders and ice cider. View winery video
Pat and Heidi Del-Gatto Winery specializes in hybrid grapes and wines. Red, white, and rose varieties offer a welcome alternative to the mainstream Cabs, Merlots and Pinots.
“Family owned and operated, we are a small hands-on operation from vineyard to bottle. Our goal is to make the most elegant expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that this land is capable of. To make a wine that says by its taste that it comes from our particular vineyards. Wine that exults!” From Website
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Hillier Region Wineries
The Hillier region’s unique soil, climate and Loyalist history have made it a popular spot for wineries and an ideal destination for wine experts and novices alike. The stark simularity of the Hillier Region’s soil to that of France’s Burgundy Region has drawn wine makers to the region while simultaneously inspiring the typically French varieties (ie. Pinot Noir) of wines that now populate the shelves of Hillier region wineries. While in the region, our wine tours often make special stops at P.E.C. Lavender and The Carriage House Cooperage
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This eclectic winery overlooking lake Ontario offers red, white and rose wine varieties that are sure to please. The wine is described as ranging “from bold, energizing, refreshing Riesling to something more contemplative and mellow, like a barrel-aged Pinot Noir or Chardonnay”.
Located just west of Wellington, the Casa Dea Estate Winery is composed of two vineyards that offer a wide range of wine varieties, including: Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, Gamay, Zwiegelt, Pinot Gris, and Melon de Bourgougnon.
A 30 acre Estate and Winery that produces classic varietals of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Burgundian grape varieties in 100% French oak barrels. View winery video
Situated on a two century old farm, Trumpour’s Mill wines are “…meant to be delicious table wines that pair well with the foods that grow in our region.” Its 2007 Vintage varieties include”exceptional examples of Chardonnay from our Victoria Block, Pinot Noir from our Diana Block, Cabernet Franc from the Northfield and Prince Edward county’s first VQA approved sparkling wine, a traditionally made blend of pinot noir and chardonnay that quickly sold out.” View winery video
Harwood wines are made entirely from grapes grown on the Estate’s three Vineyards in the Hillier region which are virtually tended by hand. Its award winning white and reds are sure to please.
Huff Estates winery is located on County Rd 1, just minutes from Bloomfield. Owned by County Locals Lanny and Catharine Huff, the winery offers a full range of award winning red, white, rose and sparkling wines to enjoy. (View winery video)
Enjoy sipping Hillier Creek’s award winning white, red, rose and ice wines in its 160 year old barn while overlooking the beautiful vineyards. Here Pinot Noir, Gamay, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Vidal varieties are grown.
Specializing in sparkling wines, Hinterland offers a variety of wines which are sure to please.
Located just minutes from Wellington, Karlo Estates Winery is built on the historic 93 acre Stevenson family farm. The varieties offered include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Frontenac, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay Musque.
This Vineyard’s focus is largely on well-crafted premium pinot noir. Along with Pinot varieties, the winery’s three vineyards: Big Lake Vineyard, Little Creek Vineyard, and Foxtail Vineyard produce Pinot Meunier, St. Laurent Chardonnay and Sparkling wine.
Lift Haus winery is a family run “farm” vineyard whose varieties include a Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
A family owned and operated winery whose varieties include Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Their 2008 is described as “blacker than SIN – that’s the only way to describe the colour – and the aromas and flavours are equally sinful”.
Situated in the heart of the Hillier Region, Norman Hardie Winery & Vineyard is perfect for anyone looking for a more refined tasting wine. Varieties include Pinor Noir and Chardonnay. View winery video
As the only “off-grid” winery in Canada, Redtail Vineyard’s solar powered, organic operation is dedicated to the production of two varieties, one red (Pinot Noir) and one white (Pinot Gris), both worth tasting.
Rosehall Run’s Pinot Noir, Reisling, and Cabernet Sauvignon can be found in the LCBO or enjoyed within its picturesque tasting room. View winery video
“Sugarbush Vineyards is a small family owned (Robert & Sally Peck) and operated vineyard and winery located in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. We are the garagiste winery of Prince Edward County.”
Located just west of the historic Village of Wellington, Sandbank’s herbicide and pesticide free vineyard uses hybrid varieties of grapes (Giesenhiem, Marechal Foch, Vidal Blanc) designed to handle the Canadian Winters. Find their wines at the LCBO or enjoy them within their tasting room. View winery video
A unique winery in that the walls of the barrel room are built entirely of straw bales, a first for Eastern Canada. “We made our first wine from the 2007 harvest and the result was striking: a varietally true Pinot Noir with complex and vibrant fruit tastes that are vital and original. Our 2008 Pinot follows the same pattern but is perhaps even better balanced, as the wine critics who have tasted it agree.” From Website
“The Old Third Vineyard is located on a steep south-east slope in Hillier, Prince Edward County. The soil, Hillier Clay Loam, overlays a friable Ordovician limestone bed about 450 million years old. Heavy and thin, it is mixed with an abundance of limestone gravel and fossils. The Old Third Vineyard contains an unusually large amount of glacial till in the form of granite, sandstone, quartz, and marble dragged down by the last ice age from Northern Ontario.” From Website
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