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Élevage: Winter Wine Festival

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Raise a glass to winter in wine country

Élevage returns this Family Day weekend with our one-of-a-kind winter wine festival. Discover seasonal fare, artisanal cheeses, and of course, delightful wines and ciders at 16 venues. This year’s celebration will be centred around the theme of wine and family connection, embracing the concept of “Nurturing our Roots”.

Saturday, February 17th – Sunday, February 18th

At Élevage, you’ll meet like-minded wine enthusiasts, exchange stories, and learn from experts in the field. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or simply curious about the wines and ciders of Prince Edward County, this weekend promises to be an extraordinary opportunity to experience the heart and soul of The County’s wineries—where family stories are woven into every bottle.

Be sure to join us for the Grand Tasting on Sunday, February 18th at Huff Estates from 3–6 PM, and where you’ll be able to try and buy wines from 13 producers under one roof, as well as perfectly paired, locally produced foods.

Ticket Pricing

20% discount will be applied automatically at checkout

Élevage Passport — $25 + Fees, Tax

Embark on a delightful wine-tasting adventure with our Élevage Passport Program. Chart your route, enjoy 5 complimentary tastings and collect 5 signatures for a chance to win a Grand Prize.

Grand Tasting (Only) — $25 + Fees, Tax

Indulge your senses in a spectacular Try & Buy event at Huff Estates on Sunday, February 18th, from 3–6 PM. Immerse yourself in a world of flavour as we showcase exceptional wines from local producers. This purchase includes three tasting tickets plus a loot bag.

Élevage Passport + Grand Tasting — $35 + Fees, Tax

Indulge in the best of both worlds with our Ultimate Élevage Experience ticket package! This exclusive offering grants you access to the all-weekend Élevage Passport as well as the Grand Tasting event at Huff Estates on Sunday, February 18th. See above for the full details on both packages.

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A special thank you to Stay PEC for sponsoring Élevage and providing accommodations to our event influencers: Beverly Crandon, SparklingWinos, and Leah Spooner.

Participating Venues

Broken Stone Winery with their blue barn on property with logo

Broken Stone Winery

524 Closson Road, Hillier, ON

Join us for fire side hot dog roasting, mulled wine, and feeding our adorable Babydoll Sheep.

Closson Chase Vineyards purple barn on property with logo

Closson Chase Vineyards

629 Closson Rd, Hillier, ON

We will be pouring samples of our 2022 Mosaic, paired perfectly with a hearty seafood chowder.

Grande Of Prince Edward barn on property with logo

Grange of Prince Edward

990 Closson Rd, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

We are offering a special $10 Family Day kids menu, plus toasty S'mores over an open fire.

Also at The Grange

Wine and Cider Tastings by Stock and Row.

Harwood Estate Winery property overlooking the vines with logo

Harwood Estate Winery

18908 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier, ON

We will have a feature item on the menu which includes fries and gravy. Are you Vegan or Vegetarian? We always have options for you as well. Open the entire long weekend.

Huff Estates winery drone shot over property with logo

Huff Estates Winery

2274 Prince Edward County Rd 1, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0

We'll be hosting the Grand Tasting event on Sunday, February 18th from 3–6 PM. Also open on Saturday.

Karlo Estates Winery stone bridge on property with logo

Karlo Estates Winery

561 Danforth Rd, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

We'll be hosting a variety of events all weekend long. Friday: Bitchin' Bingo | Saturday: Ski-Doo Suit Ski Bunny Dance Party, Fondu pockets | Sunday: Bubble Brunch, Barrel and Library Wine Tasting

Also at Karlo Estates

Wines served by Gravel Hill Vineyards.

A close up shot of a grape leaf with the Lacey Estates logo in the top left

Lacey Estates Winery

804 Closson Road, Hillier, ON

We will have a food option to pair with our selection of wines.

Lighthall Vineyards looking down the rows of vines with logo

Lighthall Vineyards

308 Lighthall Rd, Milford, ON

We will be offering mimosas (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) alongside convenient take away charcuterie boards.

Loch Mor Cider Company property at sunrise with logo

Loch Mór Cider Company

890 Danforth Rd, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

On offer this weekend is a Kids marshmallow roast and snow painting activity. Weather permitting.

Norman Hardie Winery drone shot of the property with logo

Norman Hardie Winery

1152 Greer Rd, Wellington, ON

On Family Day Weekend we are open every day from 11 AM to 4 PM for wine tastings and lunch. Our specials include lasagna, french onion soup, fresh oysters, and smoked local trout.

Cozy indoor seating as well as some outdoor seating next to roaring fire pits. No reservations required.

Rosehall Run Winery drone shot of vineyards on property with logo

Rosehall Run

1243 Greer Rd, Prince Edward, ON

We are proud to have three exciting offers for Elevage!

  1. There will be a selection of wines to choose from for your sample as part of your pre-purchased Passport.
  2. It’s release weekend for our much-anticipated UV Cab/Merlot from the iconic 2020 vintage. Hailing from the Nedelko Vineyard in the Twenty Mile Bench area of Niagara, this is a full-bodied red not to be missed!
  3. Purchase our premium 4 sample tasting flight paired with a cup of homemade soup and a scone made by the Bean Counter in Picton. Choose your own flight or let us curate a selection of wines to accompany your food. *Regular tasting fees will apply to the soup and wine pairing.
Also at Rosehall Run

Wine tastings served by Last House and Morandin Wines.

Sandbanks Estate Winery drone shot of tasting room and vineyard with logo

Sandbanks Estate Winery

17598 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington, ON

Join us for cozy fireside treats. Gather around crackling fire pits, enjoying complimentary hot chocolate and marshmallows for roasting plus more activities for the whole family to enjoy! See our website for full details.

Painting of Stanners Vineyard property with logo

Stanners Vineyard

76 Station Rd, Hillier, ON

On offer during Élevage: Ice Crokinole, Snow Painting, Disc Golf Putt (for Wine), Vegan Tourtière by the slice.

Sugarbush Vineyards overlooking the vineyard with logo

Sugarbush Vineyards

1286 Wilson Rd, Hillier, ON
Food Offering

Cheese plates, hummus & pita, pulled pork sliders, mulled wine by-the-glass, hot chocolate, and cookies.


Fire pits will be going (weather permitting), with lots of additional seating indoors. We also have a selection of board games for some old fashion fun while you enjoy your wine. For some exercise, try our 2 KM trail loop. It will be accessible by hiking (or snowshoeing) depending on the weather. We suggest bringing boots for the hike as it tends to get a little muddy.

Three Dog Winery red barn and property with logo

Three Dog Winery

1920 Fish Lake Rd, Picton, ON

On offer for Élevage: wine tastings and delectable cheese plates.

Trail Estate Winery back patio overlooking the vineyard with logo

Trail Estate Winery

416 Benway Rd, Hillier, ON

We will be having our first Aprés Ski Party on Saturday Feb 17th. This event will happen with or without snow! Highlights include: DJ Jams spinning tunes from 1–5 PM, a Best Dressed Award at 4 PM, the launch of our 2017 Traditional Method Sparkling—pouring this weekend only, and La Condesa will be serving their Tres Leches cake, Chili, Chips, and Guac.

On Sunday the celebration continues with: Cheese fondue, a bonfire (w/ S'mores for the kids), and continuing to pour our 2017 Traditional Method Sparkling and our other red and white offerings.

Waupoos Estates Winery drone shot overlooking the tasting room, vineyard, and lake with logo

Waupoos Estates Winery

3016 County Rd 8, Picton, ON

We will be offering wine samples with a chef inspired food pairing. If the weather cooperates, the sugar shack may also be operational!

An older man smelling the bouquet of a wine
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Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association Bursary

A portion of the proceeds from Élevage ticket sales will go towards the Prince Edward County Winemakers Association (PECWA) Bursary, an annual bursary to a youth (aged 30 and under) from the Prince Edward County area, or that have a strong connection to the area, pursuing studies in viticulture or oenology program at a college or university or a sommelier certification program.

For more information and how to apply, visit

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frequently asked questions

What food options will be available at Élevage?

Each winery will have food options on site available for purchase. The main Élevage offering will be around $10 each. This will include things like stews, fondu and cheese and charcuterie among other offerings. Depending on the location, there will be gluten free and plant-based options as well.

Will there be Non-Alcoholic options available?

Yes, many of the wineries will have no alcohol options available like Perrier, locally made lemonade, tea, coffee, hot chocolate or warm non alcohol cider.

Can children attend?

Yes, children are more than welcome and some wineries will have specific activities for children like hotdog bonfires, visits with animals, cats to find, colouring books and games.

Are dogs welcome?

Many of the wineries are dog friendly as long as they are on leash and are friendly too. If you want to know which are, please call each winery directly.

What is Élevage?

Directly translating to “raise up”, élevage refers to the ageing process wines go through between fermentation and bottling. In Prince Edward County, this typically coincides with the quiet winter months. Élevage: PEC Winter Wine Festival is a celebration of wine in all of its stages, through all seasons.