Exploring Ontario Wine: Prince Edward County
Kwaf is a wine club highlighting all of the great wine available in Ontario. We support local producers and growers by sharing their many amazing bottles, but we think it's important get out and visit Ontario's wineries in person! As Ontario's newest and fastest growing wine region, Prince Edward County is home to some of Ontario's very best wineries and the perfect place to start your Ontario winery adventures. Found in southern Ontario on the Northeast shore of Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County offers beautiful scenery and limestone-rich soil. In an effort to get you out to PEC and hitting the dirt, we've rounded up some of our favourite area wineries and activities to help kickstart planning your next day trip or weekend getaway.
Ontario Wine's Rising Star
We will always be the first to sing the praises of Ontario wine. We have many world-class wineries to enjoy and Prince Edward County is a fantastic region to explore Ontario wine in. Due to the limestone-rich soil, wine originating from PEC has a beautiful natural minerality. With well over 40 wineries now calling this region home, PEC definitely has the perfect wine for you. Excelling at Pinot Noir and Chardonnay — thanks in part to the cooler climate — you can also find wineries offering Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Gamay, and more. Exploring a region like PEC where the vineyards are young, makes for great adventure — both on foot and in your glass.
Friends of Kwaf
As we source wine throughout the year to feature in Kwaf subscription packs and as Exclusive Offers, we try our fair share of wine and love every opportunity we have to share our discoveries. Our August 2019 Winery of the Month: Huff Estates, just happens to be in Prince Edward County! They have luxurious grounds to explore with a beautiful Inn and very well-curated art spaces. Other friends of Kwaf in PEC include:
Whether you're celebrating a bachelorette party, anniversary, or a random day off work, PEC has many great tour options. Fancy being driven around in a Rolls Royce? That can be arranged. If you drive into PEC, maybe keeping Wellington as your home base, there are bike tour options that allow for a really immersive wine tasting experience. Feeling the cool breeze on your face as you weave in and out of vineyards sounds like the ideal weekend. There are so many options in PEC, so it's time to get exploring!