Prince Edward County wineries are second only to Niagara wineries in number and size of Ontario's wineries but certainly not in the quality of their wine, in my opinion.
Greer Road has one of the principal collections of wineries in Prince Edward County situated along it. The one nearest the lake along the road, and the quietest because of it, is Rosehall Run. This winery has lately won a number of medals in Canadian and American Awards settings.
As with other Prince Edward County wineries, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the dominant grapes and the wines they produce. Tastings at rosehall are a very reasonable $5 for three wines and, as is often the case, free if you do decide to buy.
One of the nicest features of Rosehall Run is that they host the Festival Players, who put on an outdoor production with the audience sipping wine among the vines. A truly civilized experience for those who like wine and theatre.
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Casa-Dea Estates Winery was the first on Greer Rd and is certainly the most well-established there today. It also has a fine restaurant serving home-made Italian food where you can taste their wines with a meal. Sitting out on the verandah, overlooking the Banquet Hall and the vines, is a great way to have lunch on a warm summer's day.
Of course, they also do regular and reasonably priced wine tastings as well, and also sell Black River Cheese.
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Norman Hardie Winery has a foot in the Niagara wine region as well as Prince Edward County and their wines reflect that, sometimes blending wines from both regions and sometimes not.
Norman Hardie winery has a woodburning pizza oven that they use for cooking handcrafted pizzas on weekends for visitors to enjoy with their wine so this is the best time to go. However, wine tasting is good any day from 10 am to 6 pm. Check their website for latest details.
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