Prince Edward County Wineries
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County Cider Company

ABOUT THE WINERY FOUNDED 1996

Opened in 1996 as the first official winery in Prince Edward County. We grow our own apples and make cider from over 12 varieties of heirloom and cider apples. Our location offers a spectacular view overlooking the water and has a licensed patio serving lunch from our wood-fired oven.

HOURS

Tasting Room is open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday 28 Oct to Friday Nov 2.

Weekends 3 November to 2 December 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Patio Restaurant is now closed until Spring 2019.

TASTINGS

$2 per person

TOURS

Groups over 8 people - $5 per person. Please call ahead.

FEATURES

Dog Friendly

Event Space

Light Lunches

Pizza Oven

Sustainably Farmed

Wheelchair Accessible

ADDRESS

657 Bongards X Rd
Picton, Ontario

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HEAD WINEMAKER: JENIFER DEAN & GRANT HOWES

Grant first worked the family apple farm on weekends as a young man in the late 1970's, and after pursuing a career in finance and moving to BC, returned to Ontario in 1995 when he started experimenting with the apples on the family farm to determine their hard cider potential. Within a year Grant had produced a cider that impressed the LCBO and within two years he was on store shelves across Ontario. Now, in 2014, the business has expanded to include kegs, a retail store and licensed patio, production facilities and expanded apples varieties. Grant continues to pursue his passion of orcharding and creating new ciders.

Jenifer Dean had her first tastes of non-alcoholic cider as a child. Her father was something of an amateur winemaker and it was not uncommon for carboys of wines, beers and even saki to be bubbling away in the basement of their home. After working in the restaurant industry for 20 years, she returned to school to complete the Wine Technology program at Loyalist College. Since 2000, she has been the General Manager and Cidermaker at The County Cider Company. Now most of her time is spent in production of over 200,000L of cider each year, as well as overseeing the retail store and patio at the home farm.

WINE VARIETIES

Red

White

Rosé

Cabernet Franc

Gamay

Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon

Syrah

St. Laurent

Baco Noir

De Chaunac

Red Blend

Gamay

Cabernet Franc

Riesling

Chardonnay

Pinot Gris

Vidal

Gewurztraminer

Geisenheim

Seyval Blanc

White Blend

Dessert

White Blend

Sparkling

Melon de Bourgogne

Pinot Noir

Blends

Red Blend

St. Laurent

White Blend (Blanc de Noirs)

White Blend

Gamay Rose

Appissimento Cabernet Franc

Cider

Frontenac

Leon Millot

Marquette

St. Croix

Pinotage

Pinot Grigio

Pinot Gris

Rose

Icewine

Red Blend

Pinot Noir

Late harvest Riesling

Chardonnay

Pinot Noir

Frontenac Gris

Marquesa

Gamay Noir

Rose

Vidal

Frontenac Noir

Pinot Meunier

Vidal

Pinot Noir

Shiraz

Marechal Foch

Frontenac Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Chenin Blanc

Muscat

Petit Verdot

Chambourcin

Fortified Red

Botrytis-affected Pinot Noir

Cabernet Franc

Fortified White Port Style

Nebbiolo

Fortified Red Port Style

Late Harvest Gewurztraminer

Petit Pearl

Pinotage

Viognier

Rosato

Novello

Chardonnay Musque

Dry Cider

Sparkling Cider

Pommeau