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Huff Estates, another one of the best wineries in Prince Edward County

The Best Wineries in Prince Edward County You Should Visit Now

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Prince Edward County grapes by Matthew Fells on Flickr

As Ontario’s fasted growing wine region, Prince Edward County has some of the best wineries in the province. Its limestone-rich soils produce an abundance of award-winning wines and its selection of tasting rooms is nothing short of spectacular. Many wineries specialize in producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, however, wines such as Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Gamay, Pinot Gris, Baco Noir and Merlot are gaining in popularity. 

With over 40 wineries in Prince Edward County, it can be difficult deciding which ones to visit. Depending on how much time you have, I suggest visiting one, or even all of the following wineries. You’ll be glad you did!


Sandbanks Winery

Sandbanks Winery, one of the best known wineries in Prince Edward County
Sandbanks Winery, one of the best known wineries in Prince Edward County. Image by Karen Maraj on Flickr

17598 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington   613-399-1839

Founded in 2000, Sandbanks Winery is one of the best-known wineries in Prince Edward County. They offer a wide array of award-winning wines and have a selection of local cheeses, charcuterie and other goodies.  There is also a vineyard picnic area where they host yoga classes and live music. While those activities are currency unavailable due to post-pandemic restrictions, the tasting room and boutique are open daily. Reservations are required and groups are limited to 9 people or less to adhere to the Provincial guidelines.


The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery

The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery is one of the best wineries in the county.
The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery is one of the best wineries in the county. Image by jessica on Flickr

990 Closson Road, Hillier  613-399-1048

Owned and operated by mother-daughter team Caroline and Maggie Granger, The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery stands out as one of the best wineries in the County.  They offer tastings, tours, and even sell gourmet picnic baskets filled with local cheese and charcuterie. Post-pandemic services include sales, tasting kits and a bring your own picnic area.


Huff Estates Winery

Huff Estates, another one of the best wineries in Prince Edward County
Huff Estates Winery, another one of the best wineries in Prince Edward County. Image by Gary J. Wood on Flickr

2274 Prince Edward County Road 1, Bloomfield  613-393-1414

Lanny and Catharine Huff have been working with french winemaker Frédéric Picard since 2004 to produce some of the finest wines in Prince Edward County. In fact, they were the first winery in the region to make sparkling wine using traditional methods. Sure to impress any oenophile, Huff Estates features a contemporary, state-of-the-art production facility, an on-site art gallery (the Oeno Gallery), a restaurant and even an inn. 

Huff Estates Winery has re-opened their patio for tastings, pizza and wine since the pandemic.  It is operated on a first come first served basis and adheres to the 10 people per group limit.


Rosehall Run

One of the best wineries in Prince Edward County, Rosehall Run
One of the best wineries in Prince Edward County, Rosehall Run. Image by ActiveSteve on Flickr

1243 Greer Road, Wellington  613-399-1183

Located in Prince Edward County’s Hillier region, Rosehall Run features a state-of-the-art winemaking facility and an impressive barrel cellar. They offer an outdoor picnic area, a contemporary tasting bar as well as tours of the 150-acre farm. Post-pandemic services are by reservation only and include premium tastings of 3 Estate grown, critically acclaimed award-winning wines. There is also a Take-Away Bottle Shop offering curbside pick-up. Rosehall Run is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 5 pm.

 


Closson Chase Vineyards

Closson Chase Vineyards, one of the best Prince Edward County Wineries with a restaurant
Closson Chase Vineyards by MMarsolais on Flickr

629 Closson Road, Hillier  613-399-1418

Closson Chase opened their doors in 1998 and has since made a name for themselves in Prince Edward County. Known for producing world-class wines, they harvest only the best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris grapes. Their tasting room which is located in a centuries-old barn is also one of the most beautiful in the region. Closson Chase is now open daily however social distancing measures are in place. They offer flights and glasses tableside, however, no tastings are available at this time. 


Karlo Estates

Karlo Estates by Eric Sehr on Flickr

261 Danforth Road, Wellington  613-399-3000

Karlo Estates is the first vegan-certified winery in the world and one of the best wineries in Prince Edward County. It also stands out for being home to one of the largest dry stone bridges in North America. There is a rustic barn that houses their tasting lounge, a private wine cellar and a lovely back patio perfect for enjoying a bite to eat with your wine. Karlo Estates is now open daily. Tastings are available by reservation and walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also picnic boxes for sale as well as picnic tables by the stone bridge. Groups are limited to 9 people or less. 



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