With more than 40 wineries all offering niche wines and experiences, wine tours are a unique way to discover the true essence of Prince Edward County. The County’s pioneering winemakers are serious about wine, but the tasting experience here is also surprisingly relaxed. Tours feature tasting rooms in unique settings – think rustic barns, to sleek modern buildings.
Get started with The Prince Edward Winegrower’s Association interactive map to plan your own wine tour.
Or, gather friends and family and embark on a local wine tour with an operator, such as PEC Wine Tours offering half-day, full-day and even corporate tours. PEC Wine Tours, affords the full County experience, with knowledgeable guides so you’ll learn about the rich heritage and growing process throughout the tour. Book the Rolls Royce Ghost Tour and arrive in style.
Custom individualized tours are available in style through Spotlight Limousine Service which offers private tours to accommodate your group.
Relax during a guided wine tour with Sandbanks Vacations & Tours. Uncover hidden vineyard treasures in Prince Edward County as Sandbanks Vacations & Tours whisks you away on a fun and educational guided wine tour of the County with easy-going and knowledgeable guides.
Where fresh meets refreshing! Tour South Eastern Ontario’s trendy microbreweries and distilleries to see how beer and spirits are made and what the latest is on tap. Local brewmasters have been winning awards while crafting tasty, sustainable and local beers! Sip on a cider, savour a spirit and beckon for a beer during a visit to our breweries to take in the bounty first hand.
See a list of breweries in the Bay of Quinte region and Prince Edward County here. Some breweries are also paired with other unique aspects, like wood-fire pizza ovens, outdoor patios (some even dog-friendly), local markets and more. A brewery visit makes for a great bonding time that can easily extend the day through, like time spent at Kingston’s breweries, Gananoque Brewing Company in the 1000 Islands, Rurban Brewing in Cornwall, and Windmill Brewery in Johnstown on the St. Lawrence River.
Cider brewing companies are another hip part of the brewing scene in South Eastern Ontario. Clafeld Cider, Apple Falls Cider, 401 Cider, Hard Way Cider Co., Empire Cider and the County Cider Company and more are brewing up delicious with a focus on using local ingredients like honey, and locally-grown apples.
Did you know that aside from wine, beer, and cider, spirits are also made here? That’s right – gin, vodka, and whiskey are crafted just down the road at Kinsip House of Fine Spirits in Prince Edward County while organic spirits are made along the St. Lawrence River in the 1,000 Islands at King’s Lock Craft Distillery.
Treat your tastebuds to a refreshing change and appreciate brews and spirits crafted in South Eastern Ontario!
From country hospitality in an 1800s barn to a completely solar-powered winery to a tasting room in a red railway caboose, the wineries in South Eastern Ontario are refreshingly unique. Between award-winning, remarkable wines and awe-inspiring vineyards, the dedication of our producers and the welcoming tasting experiences, wineries here offer something to make an impression and please every palate.
Here is a sampling of some of our local wineries:
Picton & Area
Wellington & Bloomfield: