Karlo Estates


The only winery to have two wines named on WineAlign’s Best of the Best of Ontario list. Named twice on the “Top Ten Cutting Edge Wines of the World” and the winner of 15 gold medal scores last year. Enjoy a wide selection of delicious wine with food pairings in an 1805 post-and-beam barn. Walk the vineyard with wine in hand to visit one of North America’s largest dry stone bridges, #1 selfie spot in the County. Snack on our patio or settle into Karlo’s cozy Wine Lounge for tastings or by the glass service. Vegan Certified. Legendary winemaker, Derek Barnett. Bring a picnic blanket.



561 Danforth Road
K0K 3L0


Sunday to Thursday
11 am – 6 pm
Friday & Saturday
11 am – 8 pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day


Derek Barnett – Winemaker

Derek was winemaker and business partner at the famed Lailey Vineyard, with wines found on the best lists. He was named “Winemaker of the Year” at Southbrook by The Ontario Wine Awards. The first to use Canadian oak barrels, he favours traditional methods and his highly-trained palate. 2015 was when Derek became winemaker at Karlo and was named “Wine Person of the Year” by the National Capital Sommelier Guild.


Spencer Mayer – Assistant Winemaker

In 2017, Karlo hired Spencer Mayer. Spencer had practical experience in the fine food and beverage industry and in previous harvests with several wineries, most recently, Benjamin Bridge. This was augmented by his top standing at Niagara College in their highly-regarded school of Winery & Viticulture. Spencer set out to practice under Derek Barnett and to do so with Prince Edward County grapes.