Prince Edward County Wineries

Vinter Festival


The 1st wine and winter festival – Vinter Festival –  in Prince Edward County. Prince Edward County winegrowers present their winter multi-venue wine festival over Family Day weekend, February 15-17, 2019.

Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association (PECWA) is pleased to present a large winter group festival of winter art, food and wine pairings in 13 unique winery venues. The “Vinter Festival” (a play on the words vintner and winter) will run from February 15 – February 17, 2019, over the Family Day long-weekend.

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Closson Chase
629 Closson Road, Hillier, /1.888.201.2300
Open 11am – 5pm

Homemade shrimp & sausage jambalaya paired with two Pinot Noir tastings for $10.

Three Dog Winery
1920 Fish Lake Rd / 613-403-4323
Open Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
Monday 11am – 4pm

Join us for great live music Saturday and Sunday with Andy Forgie, 12-3:00. Chow down on one of our famous Maple Waffle Cones with sausage, bacon maple syrup and hollandaise, and this year a vegetarian Maple Cone with sweet potato, crispy onions, maple syrup and hollandaise sauce. Sit by the also have free snowshoeing and marshmallow roast when you purchase a glass or bottle of wine. Sat, Sun and Monday.  Hours are 11:00-5:00 Saturday and Sunday and 11:00-4:00 on Monday.

Celebrate winter with a fabulous outdoor experience or sit inside by the fire with a glass of wine and listen to some great music. On Sunday from 11:00-3:00

Sweat away those winter blues at Hothouse Mobile Sauna & Lounge! Move through a cycle of heat, hydrate, and relax – with a traditional hot-rock sauna, splash sink, and solarium-style lounge. Bring sandals, a water vessel, and wear a bathing suit under that parka if that’s your style! Visit

Trail Estate Winery
416 Benway Rd / 647-233-8599
Open Saturday & Sunday 10:30am – 3pm
Closed Monday

Saturday and Sunday Feb 16-17, 10:30am-3pm

Winery French Toast Brunch: Come in from the cold. Enjoy hot, icewine-drenched french toast, fresh fruit, maple cream and vineyard views in our warm, modern tasting space. Optionally, pair it with any wine from our by-the-glass menu including our Pét Nat Sparkling and Wild-Ferment Riesling. $8/pp. Saturday and Sunday Feb 16-17, 10:30am-3pm


Saturday Feb 16, 12pm and 2pm

Winemaker’s Cellar Tasting: For one day only, we’re opening up the cellar! Join us for this small-group, exclusive cellar tasting of wines direct from the barrel. Learn about the origins of the wines and about our minimalist small-batch winemaking process across skin-contact and barrel-ferment reds and whites. Taste wines in-progress and compare to their finished siblings with a specific emphasis on texture, acidity and flavour definition. Allow at least 45 minutes for your tasting. $25/pp. RSVP required. Book at Max 8ppl per session.

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Sugarbush Vineyards
1286 Wilson Rd / 613-399-9000
Open 11am – 5pm

Snowshoeing on our Sugarbush Trail (weather permitting) .  Bring your own snowshoes or you can rent a pair from us.  15$ includes snowshoes, poles and wine tasting afterwards.  Hot chocolate and cookies for any non drinkers.  Warm up with a bowl of chili or chicken curry 10$ or enjoy a glass of mulled wine  5$ by the fire.  Help us complete our Christmas puzzle.  You can reserve snowshoe rentals by emailing or calling 613 399-9000.  Well behaved pets welcome in the store and on the trails.

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By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery and Vineyard
17432 Loyalist Parkway / 613-399-5128
Open Saturday & Sunday 11am to 5pm
Monday 11am to 4pm

By Chadsey’s Cairns will be offering  tastings and have a mulled wine or two this weekend
For the adventurous a trail back to the cairns and Roxey’s Oak will be open, weather permitting.

Karlo Estates
561 Danforth Rd, Wellington / (613) 399-3000

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Annual Ski-Doo Suit, Ski Bunny Dance Party

Take your pick… Snuggle up to your sweetie on one of our cozy couches in our heated Wine Lounge, or get up on the dance floor where the music will be pumping.

Dig out that 1970’s Ski-Doo Suit or muster up your best Ski Bunny Outfits. There will be a prize for the best of each. Help us warm up the winter by dancing in our barn or in the snow in the barnyard.

We will have a bonfire to dance around and roast marshmallows with complimentary hot chocolate for the kids.

Featuring Hothouse Sauna
Sweat away those winter blues at Hothouse Mobile Sauna & Lounge! Move through a cycle of heat, hydrate, and relax – with a traditional hot-rock sauna, splash sink, and solarium-style lounge. Bring sandals, a water vessel, and wear a bathing suit under that parka if that’s your style! Visit for details on health benefits and tips on how to prepare for the ultimate Hothouse experience.

Enjoy a sauna $15 – $25 depending on the length of time.
6 – 8 ppl at a time. Contact us if you’d like to book a specific time.
Roll in the snow, use the splash sink or hang out in the attached lounge. First come, first serve to sign up sheet
By appointment or luck. ;-))

Shepherds pie / Baked Spaghetti taster for $5.00
Full shepherds pie / baked spaghetti dinner with a green salad. $10.00
Made from scratch brownies $2.00
Wine by the glass

This is a free event.

About Hothouse:
As an elegant, off-grid operation, Hothouse Mobile Sauna and Lounge caters to the PEC community, inviting clients to move through a cycle of heat, hydrate, and relax with a traditional hot-rock sauna, splash sink, and solarium-style lounge. Some benefits of sauna use are stress reduction, hormonal balance, healthy circulation and cardiovascular performance, mental health, immunity support, weight loss, muscle and joint pain, sleep and fatigue, detoxification, lowered risks of dementia and Alzheimers, and skin vitality. Please visit for tips and info on sauna etiquette!

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Lacey Estates
804 Closson Rd, Hillier / 613-399-2598
Open 11am – 5pm

Join us for a weekend off authentic Caribbean cuisine featuring the following:

Vegetarian option:
Chick pea fritters served with sweet and peppery Tamarind sauce.

Meat/Chicken option:
Stuffed potato balls. Seasoned potato stuffed with Caribbean brown sugar beef or chicken, served with mango chutney

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Sandbanks Winery
17598 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington / 613-399-1839

Guapos Cantina will be taking over Sandbanks Family Day weekend!
Enjoy a tutored 4 course pairing of Caribbean inspired food pairs with our Reserve wines! Tickets are $35 per person and available online at

Warm up to our outdoor fire with a cup of our boozy red hot chocolate ( or regular hot chocolate for the kids) and make your own Smore kit! Fire is weather permitting.

Traynor Family Vineyard
1774 Danforth Rd., Hillier / 1-877-403-4224
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Enjoy chocolate from Center and Main Chocolate and wine pairing both Saturday and Sunday.

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Grange of Prince Edward Winery
990 Closson Rd, Hillier / 613-970-6396
Saturday 1pm – 3pm & Sunday 1pm – 4pm

Cookbook Roadshow

Do you have an old cookbook tucked into a kitchen drawer or stored in a box of family mementos – perhaps a church fundraising cookbook, advertising brochure, or home economics manual? If so, bring your old cookbooks to the Antique Cookbook Roadshow for an evaluation of their historical value by Liz Driver, food historian, cookbook expert, and South Marysburgh resident.

Hear about The Museums’ cookbook collection and sample a taste of history from Dora’s Cookbook, published in 1888 and featuring recipes for Bay of Quinte cake, stewed squirrel and scalloped frogs, amongst others!

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 Harwood Estate Vineyards and Winery

18908 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier/1.855.668.9463

Melt away the winter blues and get a little of that island feeling at Harwood! Enjoy beautiful lunches from “Chico’s Caribbean Crisps” between noon and 4 PM Saturday and Sunday. ‘Jerk Pork Bao’ buns, ‘Doubles (vgn)’, and ‘Saheena (vgn)’ all for $5-10. Pair your lunch with a glass of our citrus infused White Sangria made with Harwood’s signature Pinot Gris for $5. Do one of our popular wine flights with a structured pairing of our wines and tasting-sized presentations of local cheeses and meats. Rest your feet in front of our outdoor fireplace or stay inside to enjoy our Discovery Days wine offerings, local fares, and exquisite imagery from local watercolour and acrylic artist, Maureen Garrett.