Winery Hours

May 1 to Nov 2, daily 11AM to 6PM
Nov 3 to Dec 31, daily 11AM to 5PM
Jan 1 to Apr 30, Sat & Sun 11AM to 5PM
Otherwise by appointment.


Recent News

New Awards:We’re very pleased to announce that two of our wines won highly competitive awards at the Ontario Wine Awards held recently in Niagara on the Lake. They are: our 2012 Riesling VQA Lincoln Lakeshore – SILVER MEDAL and our 2012 Pinot Noir VQA Four Mile CreekBRONZE MEDAL. Both of these wines are currently available (see Wines Available) – the Pinot has just been released..

New Releases:

New Pinot - 2012 Pinot Noir VQA Four Mile Creek. A beautifully balanced Pinot with dark berry-like fruit and an impressive finish of complex but smooth tannins. See award above and Wines Available.

New Chardonnay – 2013 Chardonnay VQA Four Mile Creek. A bigger Chardonnay with delicious, strong fruit balanced with excellent acidity and minerality.  Reminiscent of our much loved 2010 Lincoln lakeshore Chardonnay. See Wines Available.

 

Stanners wines are now being served in 148 fine Ontario restaurants! see list

 

 

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Stanners Wines are now stored in the highest wine cellar in the world!...more


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Map of Prince Edward County

Stanners Vineyard Pinot Noirs win Best Red in Show
for 2 years running at

              Logo The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

 

Stanners Vineyard Riesling and Pinot Noir win Silver and Bronze medals at Ontario Wine Awards!

Stanners Vineyard is an artisanal, family-owned and operated winery located near the village of Hillier in Prince Edward County. Check out these recent videos from The Wine Portfolio about us.

Aged To Perfection Video Link Tasting the Earth Video Link

These videos by the Wine Portfolio Group Inc. are Jody Ness interviewing Cliff and Colin Stanners. Jody visits vineyards around the world for his Wine Portfolio show on CNBC World. We are pleased and honoured that he chose to visit our vineyard to make these videos for his show.

 

Cliff and Colin Stanners

Stanners Vineyard is a family venture that began in 2003 with the purchase of a parcel of farmland near the village of Hillier in Prince Edward County. The "terroir", that is, the soil, terrain and weather, seemed ideal for our quest to produce a Pinot Noir that would be the rival of any in the world. We love Pinot Noir, making this quest a pleasure as well as a challenge. It is believed that the best Pinot Noir is made from grapes grown in the most northerly terroir that can actually produce and ripen the grape. Prince Edward County is indeed a northerly location and the moderating influence of Lake Ontario which surrounds us makes grape growth and ripening possible. It also boasts the calcareous, limestone-riddled soils that are highly reminiscent of those in Burgundy, the home of world-renowned Pinot Noir wines. Our goal, however, is not to imitate Burgundy, but to bring out the best characteristics that our terroir can instill in the wine that it yields.

 

barrels of pinot noirs at Stanners Vineyard

Our winery was built in the summer of 2009, using the unique Straw Bale construction method for our barrel room, which offers excellent insulation for maintaining temperature equilibrium. Ours is the first Straw Bale winery east of the Rockies! After having inhabited the space for more than five years now, we are very pleased with our "above ground cellar". You will see how delightfully the light plays off the rounded window wells in the beautiful, thick, dove grey walls. Plus, the barrel room offers excellent acoustics should you feel inclined to break into song on tasting our delectable wines!