Category Archives: News

How to plan a wine tour

With close to 40 wineries in Prince Edward County, it can be overwhelming to plan a wine tour. How do you choose which ones to visit? Whether you have an hour, a day or a weekend, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your time here. Crowdsource Who’s coming with ...

It’s time for the 2018 Official Wine Tour Map

Hello, Local Tourism Partners! Its that time of year again – planning is underway for the 2018 Wine Tour Map. As many of you know, our Wine Tour Map is one of the best-known, most widely distributed and sought after guide for our fast growing region! When tourists are traveling in PEC for a wine tour they need ...

Wineries open over the winter

Lots of wineries in Prince Edward County stay open year round. In the wintertime, some may have reduced hours or open only on the weekends. Here’s a list of wineries open during the winter along with their hours. (Note: many wineries are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day, and may close ...

PECWA Wine Tour Map Photo Contest

From March 2nd till March 17th we are running a contest for PEC wine lovers to submit their best high-res image to be featured on the cover of the PECWA 2017 Wine Tour Map & win 2 tickets to Terroir. Want your photo to be featured on PECWA’s 2017 Wine Tour Map? Until Friday, March ...

We’re hiring

Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association (PECWA) is a non- profit organization with the mandate of promoting local grape growing and winemaking. We’re currently seeking: Event Coordinator (RFP) The Event Co-ordinator will plan, promote and execute (with the aid of PECWA volunteer committee and staff) two major PECWA events (Terroir in May and Taste in September) and ...

We’re looking for an Event Co-ordinator

Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association (PECWA) is issuing this RFP (Request for Proposal) to appoint a Event Co-ordinator to plan, promote and execute (with the aid of PECWA volunteer committee and staff) of two major PECWA events (Terroir in May and Taste in September) and two minor events (Wassail in November and a new February ...

Vineyard Update from Broken Stone

Tim Keupfer of Broken Stone Winery has a great spring vineyard update on their blog. Check it out: Green acres are the place for me It’s been a fantastic spring and the vineyards are looking strong and healthy. Some winemakers are predicting a banner vintage for 2016.   ...

How To Get The Most Out of Terroir

Terroir is the Prince Edward County Winegrower’s Association’s annual spring wine and food festival and market. This one day event takes place at the beautiful Crystal Palace in Picton and showcases some of the best wineries, restaurants and artisanal quality food producers in the area. If you haven’t heard, Prince Edward County is one of ...

Coming to a Farmers’ Market Near You

Did you know you can buy VQA wines at local farmers’ markets? Some Prince Edward County wineries make regular trips to farmer’s markets in Toronto, Ottawa and elsewhere. See dates below for the 2015 season: Aurora June 20 – Stanners Brockville Every 2nd Saturday from June 13 – Sugarbush Cobourg Every 2nd Saturday from June 6 – Sugarbush ...

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Bubbly in the County

Looking to celebrate the love of your life on Valentine’s Day? What could be more romantic than sharing a bottle of sparkling wine? Prince Edward County is producing some fantastic sparkling wine and Sandbanks Vacations & Tours has compiled a list of some of their favourite County bubbly. These wines are available online at the individual winery or ...

Domaine Darius

New winery alert: Domaine Darius

Another new winery opened a couple of weeks ago in Prince Edward County. Domaine Darius is located right beside Sugarbush Vineyards on Wilson Rd (just north of Wellington). The first thing you’ll notice from the road is their big sign surrounded by some nice landscaping, with some vines to the left but the tasting room ...

Millennium Trail

14 Reasons to Love the Millennium Trail

The Millennium Trail is a multi-use recreational trail that stretches 45km and traverses Prince Edward County from Carrying Place to Picton. Here are 14 reasons to love it: 1. Experience nature in all its glory – the trail passes by farmer’s fields, through forests and marshes and you can often spot rabbits, birds, turtles and ...

Planting crew

Planting Vines at Three Dog Winery

Three weeks ago, Three Dog Winery put out a call on Facebook and Twitter for volunteers to help plant some Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir vines. A week later, they had 20 people helping out at their vineyard in the northeast corner of Prince Edward County. “So many people want to experience the outdoors, want ...

Trail Estate sign

Trail Estate Winery Opens

This past weekend saw another winery throw open its doors in Prince Edward County. Trail Estate Winery is a new family-run winery located on Benway Road in Hillier, between Closson Rd. And Danforth Rd. The winery is housed in a shiny silver Quonset building, with a small tasting bar set up at the front, and ...

Terroir

Terroir: 5 Don’t-miss reds

The annual Terroir festival is a wine lover’s paradise, with over 20 participating wineries. This year you’ll not only be able to try the wines, but also purchase VQA wines on the spot. Browse through the on-site farmers’ market and see how the wines pair with different foods from over 20 food & farm vendors. ...

Terroir

VQA wines to be sold on-site at Terroir

The Terroir Wine Festival & Farmers’ Market will be be the first farmers’ market in Ontario to be licensed to sell VQA wines on-site. This means guests will be able to purchase wine at the event, and take it home with them! Bryan Rogers from Keinte-He Winery says, “This is a really great opportunity for people coming ...

White Wine

Terroir Festival: 5 new white wines to try

The annual Terroir festival held every spring in Prince Edward County provides the opportunity to sample wines from over 20 different wineries all in one spot, without having to drive all over the County. And since many of these wines are not available in the LCBO, this is a rare opportunity, indeed. It’s also a ...

Welcome to our new website!

We’re very pleased to be launching our shiny new website, and we hope you’ll agree it’s a big improvement. Aside from updating the design to something a little more modern and fresh, we’ve also added a ton of new content, features & functionality to help you explore Prince Edward County wine. You’ll now be able ...