Explore Ontario’s Prince Edward County Wineries on Your Cottage Country Vacation

When you think about enjoying wine on your vacation, chances are that your brain immediately heads to Napa or the Wine Country of California. But did you know there is also a haven for great wine in Canada? While there are tons of great breweries in Ontario, the province also has a surprisingly robust wine industry that you should experience for yourself.

During your stay in one of our Eastern Ontario cottage rentals, don’t miss your chance to get a taste of Ontario and experience some of the best wineries in Prince Edward County. 

Purple wine grapes grow in a vineyard.
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About Prince Edward County’s Wine Industry

Prince Edward County has been recognized as a Designated Viticultural Area and holds nearly 40 wineries for you and your group to check out. But what makes this area so well-equipped for wine? The secret lies in the soil. Here, the soils are full of limestone, which is quite unique to Prince Edward County. This soil and its unique qualities grant an exceptional taste to the wines grown here, so as soon as the flavor hits your lips, you’re bound to notice the difference.

No matter what kind of experience you’re looking for, you can find it here. You’ll discover some quiet and picturesque venues while others have tons of fun activities throughout the year. Plus, you’re sure to find a delicious wine regardless of your preference. 

A glass of wine near flowers.
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Prince Edward County Wineries

There are countless wineries you can choose to visit just moments from our cottage rentals in Ontario. To start, you may enjoy a trip to the Bergeron Estate Winery and Cider Company, where you can get a cold drink and a gourmet pizza as you gaze out over the southern-facing vineyard on the property.

Broken Stone Winery is also popular, a family-run operation specializing in delicious Pinot Noir. If you’re looking for Chardonnay, head to By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery, or for Pinot Gris or Riesling, plan a trip to the Casa-Dea Estates Winery. Other wineries have their own unique features besides the wine varieties. Experience a completely solar-powered winery at Harwood Estate, step into an 1805 barn at Karlo Estates, or check out the Hinterland Wine Company, located within a former dairy barn! 

Plan Your Stay

There’s never been a better time to plan your next trip to Ontario. Contact CottageLINK today to learn more and to book your stay!

Vineyards in Prince Edward County

In addition to the area’s wineries, there are plenty of vineyards to check out. For instance, the Dragon’s Reach Estate Vineyard just recently opened in 2020 and has quickly become one of the most beloved vineyards in the area. Gravel Hill Vineyards is a small family operation that specializes in cool-climate grape varieties, making for some truly unique flavor profiles.

Other popular vineyards in the area include Lighthall Vineyards in Milford, Redtail Vineyards in Consecon, and Traynor Family Vineyard and Sugarbush Vineyards, both located in Hillier. Each vineyard offers picturesque views, small-batch wines with distinct tastes, and welcoming staff happy to welcome you inside. 

Getting a delicious glass of wine is just the beginning of all the fun things to do in Eastern Ontario. There’s plenty more breathtaking nature and tons of fun activities for you to enjoy before heading back to your cottage rental in the evening. Cottage Link Rental Management is proud to help you select the best rental for your group, whether you’re traveling with your partner or the entire family. All of our rentals come equipped with amenities like fully stocked kitchens, cozy living areas, and spacious bedrooms and bathrooms.