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Prince Edward County has emerged as a preeminent cool-climate wine region since achieving official status as a Designated Viticultural Area in 2007. Our terroir, anchored by limestone and heavy with clay, produces elegant reds, crisp white, and fine sparkling wines.
Distinct Regions lead to unique experiences
From north to south, east to west, Prince Edward County has over eight distinct regions that each hold their own unique qualities and experiences.
With its proximity to wineries and Sandbanks Provincial Park, Wellington is a popular destination for every kind of visitor. Access to numerous trendy wineries, restaurants, accommodations, and shopping options are all within an arm‘s reach.
As the third largest community in the region, Bloomfield has a laid-back feel with a quaint main street full of boutique shops and restaurants. Its central location makes it a perfect home base for all that The County has to offer.
Referred to as more of a region rather than a formal town, Hillier is well known for its many wineries in close proximity to each other. For a great activity, consider hiking or biking the nearby Millennium Trail which connects many local destinations through lovely scenery.
As Picton is the largest community in The County, visitors often visit here for a night-out or a day filled with shopping. The town and surrounding area are revered for its stunning main street, architecturally-significant buildings, and upbeat atmosphere.
Located on a peninsula southeast of Picton, Waupoos is set amongst apple orchards, wineries, local farms, and forested hills. With many roads and businesses running parallel to the shoreline, the region offers stunning views of Lake Ontario at every turn.
Located east of Sandbanks and south of Picton, Milford represents small-town life in The County. With its location on the Black River, it makes for a calming spot for a picnic and is home to many accommodations in a beautiful, naturalistic setting.
Although technically in Lennox and Addington county, Bath and neighbouring Adolphustown are part of the Prince Edward County DVA. With just a short trip on the stunning Glenora Car Ferry, you can visit the growing number of wineries and cideries which have opened in recent years.
Known as “The Western Gateway” to The County, Consecon is nestled just off Highway 33 in-between Wellers Bay and Consecon Lake. Stop by for up-and-coming restaurants and accommodations, as well as stunning summer sunsets.
old and new world methods produce Award-Winning Cool Climate wines
Prince Edward County's flagship variety is notoriously hard to produce, made even more difficult by our unique growing conditions. But the results are worth it. Our Pinot Noir is delicate and nuanced, with enticing flavours unique to these soils.
Our other red wines lean toward the lighter side, with higher acidity and lower alcohol than you might expect. They’re food-friendly, but quality bottles will offer years of cellaring potential. Other popular red varieties include Cabernet Franc and Gamay.
County soils seem to be made for Chardonnay. Our wineries consistently produce high-quality wines from this grape with a distinctive style, making it a strong contender for Prince Edward County’s best variety.
Chardonnay is made in a full spectrum of styles: barrel-aged, unoaked, skin-fermented, and sparkling -- each with its own unique drinking experience. Also look out for Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling produced in a variety of ways.
PECWine is your guide to The County, created by the Winegrowers Association to promote the world-class wines and ciders of our region through special events, market development, and more. Visit our Events page for information on our annual wine festivals and winery activities.
About Prince Edward County Winegrowers
The Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association was formed in 2000 as a Not for Profit Organization to support the growth and promotion of The County as a wine region through advocacy, education, and mutual support.