The Prince Edward County region has over a dozen vinyards, wineries, cideris and breweries that create unique beverages. You are welcome to take a tour, and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those 19 years of age or older).
The growing season is as long as the Niagara Region, but the winters are colder. Vineyards are next to Lake Ontario, which has a moderating effect on the air temperatures. The earliest winery in the area was the Noxon Vineyard in Allisonville, which won a medal for its wines at the 1876 Philadelphia Expo. Cabernet Sauvignon vines have been growing here since 1980; Vidal since 1992; Pinot Noir since 1995 and Pinot Gris since 1996.
Vineyard: 9261 Highway 33
The Loyalist Parkway
Mailing: P.O. Box 1250, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0
33 Vines is a new vineyard (opened in 2004) located on Highway 33, the Loyalist Parkway, 10 kms east of the Glenora Ferry. 33 Vines is a boutique winery that produces premium red and white wines from vinefera grape vines on our seven acre parcel of land overlooking the Adolphus Reach inlet on Lake Ontario.
Barley Days Brewery (formerly Glenora Springs Brewery)
11369 Loyalist Parkway
Picton ON, K0K 2T0
Brewing craft beers without compromise, using only the finest malts and hops, and brewed in small batches to insure quality. Makers of McKinney’s Triple Chin Irish Dark Ale (now Wind & Sail Dark Ale).
Bergeron Estate Winery
9656 Loyalist Parkway, (Adolphus Reach)
10 acres containing grapes of the Reisling, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Vidal, and Gewürztraminer varieties. Opening July 2007. Winemaker: Dan Sullivan. Owner: David & Mary Bergeron, Ted Bergeron
Black Prince Winery
13370 Loyalist Parkway, Picton
(613) 476-4888 Toll Free 1-866-470-9463
Winemaker Geoff Webb is crafting wine from many of the diverse vineyards in `The County` andadding some medieval lore along the way. Discover all the Prince has to offer.
Black River Vineyards
553 Morrison Point Road, (North Marysburgh)
By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery & Vineyard
17432 Loyalist Parkway
Wine store and winery housed in historic farm buildings overlooking Lake Ontario.
Winemaker Vida Zalnieriunas produces wines ranging from a refreshing Riesling to something more mellow like a barrel-aged Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.
Carmela Estates Winery, Vines Restaurant, Carmela Hall
1186 Greer Road / R.R. 1
Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0
613-399-3939 / 1-866-578-3445
Carmela Estates Winery under winemaker Norman Hardie brings together old world wine making, the finest vines and ideal terroir to produce well balanced grapes and superior wines. Check out the Vines Restaurant, and their banquet/wedding facilities.
361 Cold Creek Road, (Hillier)
Closson Chase Vineyards
629 Closson Road
Hillier Ontario, K0K 2T0
613-399-1418 Toll Free: 1-888-201-2300
Closson Chase Vineyards is a reflection of the true nature of the County, and is housed in a heritage barn. Winemaker Deborah Paskus uses centuries-old European traditions to create exceptional quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Daily Tastings. Open Tues – Sun, May to October.
County Cider Company Estate Winery
County Road 8, R.R.#4
Del-Gatto Estates Ltd.
County Road 8, Cape Vesey
Half Moon Bay Winery
3271 County Road 13, (South Marysburgh)
Opening summer 2008
Hillier Creek Estates
46 Stapleton Road, (Hillier)
Hubbs Creek Vineyard
Danforth Road (200m East Of Chase Rd), (Hillier)
Hubbs Creek Vineyard is a family-run vineyard owned by John Battista Calvieri and Joseph Calvieri. They are located in Prince Edward County, near the town of Wellington, and about two kilometres north of Lake Ontario. Hubbs Creek had its first planting in the spring of 2002.
Huff Estates Winery
2274 County Rd. 1
(NW corner of Hwy 62 & Cty. Rd. 1)
Bloomfield ON, K0K 1G0
Winemaker Frederic Picard is producing wines that express the finest terroir, specializing in Bordeaux and burgundy wines. With two separate vineyards growing Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, they are capturing the essence of the lime-rich soils and mesoclimates of this unique region.
561 Danforth Road, (Hillier)
Karlo Estates is located in the hub of the exciting new wine region of Prince Edward County (“The County”). Its 93 rolling acres of Burgundian soil straddle the regions of Wellington and Hillier. You will find it on historic Danforth Road, built in 1799. (Yes, the same Danforth famous for Greek food in Toronto.)
Ideally situated close to the shores of Lake Ontario, Karlo Estates enjoys the lake’s moderating effects to alleviate Canada’s harsh winters and hot summers. The soil, made up of limestone and the famous Hillier clay, closely resembles the celebrated soil of the Burgundy region of France. With latitude similar to Burgundy as well, the County’s Karlo Estates promises to produce great Canadian Wines with a distinctive terroir.
Lacey Estates Winery
804 Closson Road,
Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
308 Lighthall Road, (Athol)
Long Dog Vineyards & Winery Inc.
104 Brewers Rd.
Milford ON, K0K 2P0
This vineyard was established in 1997, and is set on 300 acres, including a charming yellow 1840’s Loyalist farm house and several outbuildings, and now has 25,000 vines. The first plantings, in 1999, were 1200 vines of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Gamay. The winery is owned by James Lahti, an IMAX film producer, and Steven Rapkin, a lawyer.
1152 Greer Road
Wellington ON, K0K 3L0
A small boutique winery carved into a gentle sloping hill.
Ridge Stone Estate
18908 Loyalist Parkway, (Hillier)
805 Closson Road, (Hillier)
Robert Thomas Estate Vineyards
784/787 County Road 18, (Athol)
Rosehall Run Vineyards Inc
1243 Greer Road
Wellington Ontario, K0K 3L0
Fine wines grown and produced in artisan spirit, with a tasting room and retail store. Free guided tours available May to October 11:00 am – 5:00 pm daily, and November to April.
by appointment. Tours: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on summer weekends. For groups of over 10 guests, please pre-book at 613 399-1183.
Sandbanks Estates Winery
17598 Loyalist Parkway
Wellington ON, K0K 3L0
Winemaker Catherine Langlois crafts wines in small batches from grapes that are handpicked from their own vineyard. Their winemaking technique includes aging the wines in French and American oak.
76 Station Road, (Hillier)
1286 Wilson Road
Sugarbush Vineyards is a small family owned and operated vineyard and winery, with wines you will never find in your local LCBO store with a peak production of only 1500 cases/year grown in a herbicide free vineyard, where all of the weed control is performed manually. Tasting room opens in August 2007, and is open weekends, by appointment, or by chance if you catch us in the vineyard.
The Devil’s Wishbone
1014 County Road 7, (North Marysburgh)
The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery
990 Closson Road
Hillier Ontario, K0K 2J0
613-399-1048 Toll Free: 866-792-7712
The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery is housed in a lovingly restored Loyalist barn built circa 1826. Visit our beautiful vineyards and taste the delicious, award-winning VQA wines of Trumpour’s Mill.
640 Crowes Road, (South Marysburgh)
TwoBridges Vineyards, near the village of Milford in Prince Edward County Ontario, has a 50 acre vineyard of wine grapes, 36 acres of managed woodlot, and 100 acres of farm land.
20648 Loyalist Parkway, (Ameliasburgh)
Waupoos Estates Winery
3016 County Road #8
(613) 476-8338 Fax: (613) 476-1355
Winery, tasting bar, boutique. Private functions and tours. The winemaker is Amy Mumby. Gazebo Restaurant, overlooking Lakeside Ontario, with dock. Winery open May 15-Oct 15 10:30 am to 6pm, Restaurant open May 15-Oct 15 11:30 to 9 pm. Closed Wednesday evenings. Reservations recommended.
Wicked Point Winery
237 Salmon Point Road, (Athol)