Karlo Estates practices the fine art of County Hospitality. Set in an 1805 barn, guests sample a large portfolio of unique, premium, artisanal wines with small food pairings. Our wines are natural, food friendly and wild fermented with minimal filtration. We are the first vegan certified winery in the world. Karlo Estates is the only winery to be named twice on the Toronto Gourmet Food and Wine Show’s Top Ten Cutting Edge Wines in the World list by John Szabo and Zoltan Szabo. We are also one of Trip Advisor’s top winery destinations in the province, winning the Certificate of Excellence three years in a row. Our main tasting room looks past two dry stone walls to neighbouring vineyards. The loft gallery, housing the oil paintings of Vintner Sherry Ka
Watch Zoltan Szabo discussing new releases for summer 2016 with Derek Barnett and Sherry Karlo:
Open 7 days a week
May to Nov. 11am - 6pm, Fri & Sat until 8pm
Nov. to May 11am - 5pm, Fri & Sat. until 7pm
1 for $4 - Taste one, (1 ounce) of wine with a small food pairings for $4
*Buy one bottle and your tasting is FREE.
3 for $10 - Taste three (1 ounce) wines with small food pairings for $10
*Buy two bottles and your tasting is FREE.
5 for $15 - Taste five (1 ounce) wines with small food pairings for $15
*Buy three bottles and your tasting is FREE.
Self guided vineyard tour to North America’s largest dry stone bridge.
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Derek emigrated from England in 1973 to work on a large dairy farm north of Toronto. Over the next twenty years a shift in this operation to a market garden and eventually winery lead to Derek’s interest in winemaking. Southbrook Farms Winery began in 1991 and Derek began his winemaking career there. In 2000 Derek was awarded the Air Ontario Winemaker of the Year award. In 2001 Derek moved to Niagara to become winemaker and business partner at Lailey Vineyard Wines. In the summer of 2015 Lailey Vineyard Wines was sold and Derek moved his focus to making wines for Karlo Estate in Prince Edward County.
An innovator himself with a big-hearted personality and undeniable talent, Derek is a legend in the industry as he was the first to use Canadian Oak barrels while making extraordinary wines. He favours low-tech methods and relies heavily on his highly trained palate. Trusting his instincts is in keeping with the Karlo tradition. With painstaking attention to detail and commitment to excellence, Derek is dedicated to old world principles that make excellent wine.