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.


early growth

 

Colin Stanners with wine barrels

 

 

News and Events

Wassail

The wine making community in Prince Edward County generally doesn’t have the big celebrations at the end of harvest that you might see in other regions. We still have the huge job of burying the vines to protect them from the winter cold before the ground freezes and the snow (really) flies. So instead we celebrate later with our Wassail festival (http://wassailinthecounty.com/), a time of feasting, drinking and merriment, which is traditionally also a way of thanking the spirits for a good harvest and appealing to them to smile on next year’s harvest. Each year, there are 3 weekends devoted to Wassail; the last two weekends of November (Nov 17 & 18 and Nov 24 & 25), and the first weekend of December (Dec 1 & 2).

Each weekend we will be offering Mary’s delicious turkey and vegetarian pot pies which pair perfectly with many of our wines and we offer mulled wine or non-alcoholic apple cider as well. We are again accepting donations for the Wellington Food Bank, which serves an important need in our Prince Edward County community. Weather permitting, we’ll have a bonfire burning outside each weekend. Plus we have a tiny release of our Straw House Noir, a stainless steel aged Pinot Noir from 2015 which is available only through the tasting room or online. Please join us in this celebration!


Farmers’ Markets

The markets are a beautiful effort undertaken by earnest folks keen to support local farmers and ensure food security for city and countryside alike. You meet your producers personally and can share in the best that Ontario has to offer your happy mouths and bellies! We enjoy meeting you in your neighbourhood. This year we are at The Junction, The Stop’s Wychwood Barns, the St. Lawrence Market, and West End Co-op’s Sorauren. For our detailed schedule check our facebook page.

Coffee

We are now selling coffee in our winery tasting room in support of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory.

 

Tasty Food

We have available local tasty food that customers can obtain at modest cost and eat on our attractive new patio or in our tasting room, depending on the weather. Artisanal cured meats from La Cultura Salumi (Belleville), award winning cheddar cheese and cheese curds from Empire Cheese Co-op (Campbellford), buffalo and goat cheeses from Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, PEC, fresh buffalo mozzarella from Macioca Farms (Montreal) and baguettes from the Pastry House in Picton are available. A glass of one of our wines that matches what you choose is also a good idea!

 

Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County has become a major tourist attraction due to its pastoral beauty, the Sandbanks Provincial Park on Lake Ontario, and a profusion of arts and crafts, excellent restaurants and wineries. It is only 2-3 hours’ drive from major cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Many small hotels and quaint B&B houses offer warm and welcoming lodging. For more information, visit http://www.pec.on.ca/