Winery Hours

May 1 to Nov 1, daily 11AM to 6PM
Nov 2 to Dec 15, daily 11AM to 5PM
Jan 1 to Apr 30, Sat & Sun 11AM to 5PM
Otherwise by appointment.

Recent News

Hot Sellers:

Two of our more recent releases, the 2014 Pinot Noir VQA PEC and the 2015 Chardonnay VQA PEC have just sold out. These wines were very popular and were the favourites of many of the restaurants that feature our wines. We are sad to see them go!

New Releases, New Awards and Recent Recognition:

Our 2014 Pinot Noir VQA PEC has recently been chosen by wine expert Christopher Waters to be one of the 100 wines representing the best of Canadian wines to enter the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2017 in Sydney Australia. This wine also won a Silver Medal in the Intervin International Wine Awards and has been given a score of 91 points by three independent wine critics. Sad to say that this wine has recently sold out but our Barrel Select Pinot Noir, another intriguing version of the same wine, won a Silver Medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards held in London, England, thus fulfilling our original goal to produce a world-recognized Pinot Noir! This wine also won the Silver Medal in the Ontario Wine Awards where there is only one gold, one silver and one bronze medal awarded, and also won Double Gold in the All Canadian Wine Championships.


We have recently released two new wines: a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Franc. Our 2015 Chardonnay VQA Lincoln Lakeshore made with grapes from a single vineyard in Niagara is a big white with beautiful fruit, good acidity and great complexity. And our eagerly awaited 2015 Cabernet Franc VQA PEC is unusual in its delicious idyllic cherry and pomegranate-like fruit which dominates the taste right to the end. This wine will sell out quickly so, if you want it, order it soon!


Stanners wines are now being served in 157 fine Ontario restaurants! see list



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Stanners Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir wins SILVER in the Intervin International Awards and is invited to represent Canada in the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2017 in Sydney Australia!


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 ecofriendly 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! Our tasting bar is in the barrel room and it is well worth a visit to taste our wines in the cool temperature and unique atmosphere of our above ground wine cellar.