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EXPLORE WINE COUNTRY ONTARIO

Prince Edward County

The Coolest Getaway
The blissful sandy beaches, idyllic countryside and hip culinary scene make “The County” one of the coolest wine regions out there.  The region’s cool temperatures and classic limestone-based soils give winemakers a unique environment to craft wines that clearly demonstrate a sense of place.  Look out over the serene acres of vineyards and enjoy inspired cuisine and distinctive wines that are the epitome of cool climate winemaking.

Lake Erie North Shore

Ontario’s Southern Belle
Situated on Canada’s southernmost point, this region, with its ample sunshine and cooling lake breezes, makes ideal conditions for one epic wine region.  The long growing season paired with the most heat units in all the Ontario create wines with the perfect balance of ripe fruit and bright acidity.  The beautiful beaches, historic laid-back towns and outdoor adventures round out a southern getaway like no others.

Emerging Regions

Bold New Boundaries, Bold New Tastes
Pushing boundaries with cool climate wines, the trailblazers in the Emerging Regions are on the leading edge of winemaking.  Venture out just beyond Toronto or go further abroad to experience the buzz for yourself at these up-and-coming wineries.

Niagara Escarpment & Area

Small-town Charm

Nestled between the majestic Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario is a thriving wine region referred to by locals as “The Bench”.  This hidden gem has a rich history and is home to some of the most esteemed vineyards in the Niagara region.  A short drive up the Escarpment delivers spectacular views that won’t disappoint.  Smaller, boutique wineries are common in this region and welcome you in a relaxed, friendly setting. Visit to taste their unique and exceptional wines that are often not available anywhere else.

Niagara-on-the-Lake & Area

Where our Roots Run Deep.
The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, rich in centuries of history, is also a vibrant area where tradition and innovation live in harmony.  This close-knit community of VQA wineries is the largest wine producing region in Niagara and home to not only well-known, stately wineries, but also smaller craft wineries and everything in between.  The unique shopping, exceptional dining, live theatre, golf, and more create the perfect getaway.  The heart of Niagara’s wine scene is one unforgettable place certain to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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