Fall is the time of year where the vineyards flourish, both in taste and in setting. For wine lovers and connoisseurs alike, it’s the moment we’ve been waiting for. Here are a few of our favourite wineries to visit this fall.
Roost is a tranquil place to bring family and friends together to experience cold-climate wines in a relaxing and serene setting. With a picturesque hilltop near Ravenna, Ontario, stunning views of Georgian Bay, and only 20 minutes from Collingwood, the property is absolutely spectacular. It’s a chic country setting with zero pretentiousness.
Visit Roost: www.roostwinery.ca/
Adorned with artwork and sculptures, you may wander the expansive grounds and relish the tranquility of the beautiful surroundings. No visit is complete without visiting the bakery! As you sip a variety of blends and single varietals in the autumn setting, you will inhale the aromas of fresh baking, featuring local farm-fresh fruit, butter tarts, and much more. Best bubbly ever!
Visit 13th Street: 13thstreetwinery.com/
“Quelylus: Where Terroir Meets Passion”. It’s located in Ontario’s renowned Niagara Peninsula. Queylus is dedicated to only select varieties which are perfectly adaptable to their vineyard’s soils and microclimate, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.
Visit Queylus: queylus.shop/
Five Rows Craft Wine
A portfolio of 6 main varietals with unique style and expression of the Lowrey Vineyard. With two vineyards, Five Rows’ Pinot Noir accounts for the majority of planting, combined with Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Shiraz, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc making up the remaining rows. It is the quintessence of a boutique wine.
Visit Five Rows: fiverows.com
Old Third | Prince Edward County
Located on a steep south-east facing slope in Hillier, Prince Edward County, it takes its name from the original term for the area. Old Third has the goal of reducing the amount of chemicals applied to their land to improve and maximize its health. Its focus is Pinot noir; however, Bruno’s grandfather, from Normandy, taught him the art of making traditional cider from local apples. You will be charmed by its earthy feel, as you stroll through the rustic barn setting.
Visit Old Third: theoldthird.com/
The Grange | Prince Edward County
The name is synonymous with quality. They carry both single vineyard offerings, as well as estate wines. Experience the taste of Prince Edward County, and one of the prettiest rustic barn tasting rooms around!
Visit The Grange: grangewinery.com/
Dark Horse | Grand Bend
Leave your stresses behind in the beauty of Huron County. You’ll be left spellbound by the one-of-a-kind architecture. Grab your fall jacket and stroll through the vineyard, glass in hand. Or witness winemaking first hand in their tasting room. Your experience will be extraordinary!
Vist Dark Horse: darkhorseestatewinery.com/