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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.

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Recent News

Hot Sellers:

Many of our previous wines have sold out, including the 2015 and 2016 PEC Pinot Noirs, and the 2016 Cabernet Franc, leaving the 2015 and 2016 Rieslings, the 2016 Chardonnay and the 2017 Pinot Gris cuivre´, all very nice whites but no reds! We are very pleased to now announce the release of the first of our 2017 reds, which will restore the balance to our wine roster.

New Releases

Our much anticipated 2017 Pinot Noir VQA PEC is now ready to release! It is an excellent PEC Pinot and is “bigger” than the 2016 Pinot Noir, having deeper colour and stronger fruit carrying right into a strong long-lasting finish. No less important is our 2017 Cabernet Franc which has vivid very satisfying fruit with excellent balance. The Cab Franc will be released in the first week of May.

 

Stanners wines are now being served in 165 fine Ontario restaurants! See list. And recently, we have added a number of excellent Québec restaurants to our list!

 

 

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We are very pleased that our wines have won many recent awards!

2015 PEC Pinot Noir – Best Overall Red and Royal Grand Champion, Best Wine in Show Overall in the 2017 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Also chosen by wine expert Christopher Waters to be one of the 100 Canadian wines to compete in the 2018 Six Nations Wine Challenge in Sydney, Australia.

2016 PEC Pinot Noir – “…the point is, Stanners makes world-class Pinot Noir and this bottle is a shining example …” Carolyn Evans Hammond, Toronto Star

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.