Prince Edward County Wineries
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By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery

ABOUT THE WINERY FOUNDED 2003

We grow the wines we make. They are all classic fine wines: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the gold-standard of the dinner table, cool-climate varietals such as Riesling (often touched with noble rot) and rarer wines like Muscat and Chenin Blanc. Our rosés are dry, and the sparklings are a vibrant red.

Owners Richard Johnston and Vida Zalnieriunas have remained as true to their heritage farm as they have to their authentic county wines. Named after an early settler who built stone markers to guide him home in the afterlife, the winery by Chadsey`s cairns is an iconic county touchstone.

 

HOURS

11am to 6pm May through October

11am to 5pm March/April, November/December

Closed first week of January.

Weather dependent in winter with Tuesday and Wednesdays
closed

TASTINGS

$1 per taste

TOURS

By appointment

FEATURES

Dog Friendly

Event Space

Picnic Area

Sustainably Farmed

Wheelchair Accessible

ADDRESS

17432 Loyalist Parkway
Wellington, Ontario

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HEAD WINEMAKER: VIDA ZALNIERIUNAS & DAVE FREDERICK

Vida Zalnieriunas fell into winemaking. True, she had always loved drinking wine, but it never entered her dreams, not like now. Things changed when her husband planted 3,000 vines and soon discovered he was missing a winemaker. By all accounts, she stepped bravely into the role (with generous help from Canada`s best wine mentors). Making wine since 2001, Vida is grateful for a loyal customer base and seeing her wines in top restaurants. She now works with co-winemaker Dave Frederick who, like the best winemakers, spends half his time in the vineyard, where all great wine originates.

WINE VARIETIES

Red

  • Gamay
  • St. Laurent
  • Pinot Noir

White

  • Riesling
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Muscat

Rosé

  • Gamay
  • Blends

Sparkling

  • St. Laurent