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Élevage: PEC Winter Wine Festival

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Raise a glass to winter in wine country

This March, the winegrowers of Prince Edward County are coming together for the inaugural Élevage festival. Tour through up to 7 winery venues over the course of the weekend, sampling wine and cider from 22 different producers. Enjoy culinary delights from local chefs that highlight our rich history of using preservation and fermentation techniques to survive and thrive in the winter months.

Ticket Pricing

General Admission – $64

Includes 12 drink samples + 3 food samples. Additional sample tickets will be available for purchase on-site.

General Admission + Shuttle – $104

Includes 12 drink samples + 3 food samples. Leave the driving to us and take a shuttle from Wellington to 3 winery venues. Please note the shuttle is a shared vehicle with no option for venue selection.

Zero Proof Admission – $40

Includes 3 food tickets - perfect for designated drivers and guests under 19. Additional sample tickets will be available for purchase on-site.

Food Pairings

The food pairings at Élevage celebrate our region’s rich culinary history and showcase the winter cooking techniques integral to Canadian food culture. 

We acknowledge that our wine is grown and produced on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg, Wendat and Haudenosaunee Peoples and adjacent to the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) community of Tyendinaga.

We're delighted that over half of our participating Chefs are of Indigenous descent, including 4 Mohawk Chefs from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

Participating Wineries

Casa-Dea Estates Winery

1186 Greer Rd, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
Also at this location

Hillier Creek Estates

Three Dog Winery

Chef Rachel Bies

Closson Chase Vineyards purple barn on property with logo

Closson Chase Vineyards

629 Closson Rd, Hillier, ON

Tasty Wassail Lamb Tagine $8/bowl or $10 for Tagine. Proceeds to The Storehouse Foodbank. Carolers will be rewarded with a sample of their new release Danforth Ridge Pinot 2021. Hot Chocolate for non-drinkers and kids.

In conjunction with the Closson Rd Christmas crawl on the Nov 25-26 weekend, Closson Chase winery will be hosting a selection of local vendors with unique Christmas gift ideas.

Grande Of Prince Edward barn on property with logo

Grange of Prince Edward

990 Closson Rd, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

To be announced

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 offering 5oz glasses of our Cask 44 Merlot for half price ($7), as well as running a special 6 bottles of Cask 44 ($140). On our winter snack menu, we have cheese and charcuterie boards and warm pretzels to offer ($8-25) 

Wassail hours 11–5 PM, Saturday & Sunday

Karlo Estates Winery stone bridge on property with logo

Karlo Estates Winery

561 Danforth Rd, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Karlo Karaoke Karolling from Noon until 5 PM daily | Step up to the mic to sing a carol and you’ll be rewarded with a complimentary tasting of one of our newest releases offered with a small food pairing.

Vegan Holiday Entertaining Market - Pick up treats for the season | Featuring PEC-ish Bakery, Toronto Sausage Party, The Future of Cheese with dips from J&W farms. 

“Jingle Mingle” every Thursday, from Nov. 23rd to Thurs., Dec. 28th, book your spot at our weekly soirée for small group holiday parties. You’ll be treated to a glass of our 2020 Bubble, truffle popcorn and a silver tray cheese and charcuterie in your own cozy spot. $47 per person.

Sat., Nov. 18th – Dinner and a Show with Chris Bonham-Carter | Sun., Nov. 19th – Bubble Brunch - 11 AM to 2 PM

Sat., Nov. 25th – Christmas Crawl - Dinner and a Show with Melody Ryan | Sun. Nov. 26th – Christmas Crawl - Bubble Brunch - 11 AM to 2 PM

Sat., Dec. 2nd – Dinner and a Show with Bennie Vander’s Piano Bar | Sun., Dec. 3rd – Bubble Brunch – 11 AM to 2 PM

See our website for all event details

Loch Mor Cider Company property at sunrise with logo

Loch Mór Cider Company

890 Danforth Rd, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

We will have locally made hot soup available by the cup from the amazing J&W Farms, alongside hot mulled cider (alcoholic & non-alcoholic). All carolers will get a free sample of cider.

Wassail hours 11–5 PM, Saturday & Sunday

Rosehall Run Winery drone shot of vineyards on property with logo

Rosehall Run

1243 Greer Rd, Prince Edward, ON

With any purchase at Rosehall Run, Wassailers will be invited to pick an “ornament” from the Wassail Christmas tree to receive a free surprise goodie!  Mulled wine will be also available.

Wassail Hours 11–5 PM, Saturday & Sunday

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Book your stay March 10-12 at The Drake Devonshire, the official accommodations partner of Élevage: PEC Winter Wine Festival. Call 613-399-3338 for bookings and mention Élevage – ticket holders will receive a complimentary bottle of PEC sparkling wine at check-in!


Shuttle service for Élevage is provided by Sandbanks Vacations. Add shuttle transportation to your ticket purchase and leave the driving to us! Pick-up and drop-off from The Drake Motor Inn to 3 venues each day.

frequently asked questions

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.

I want to attend both Saturday and Sunday, do I need two admission tickets?

Your General Admission ticket includes admission for the entire weekend (March 11-12) and enough sample tickets for 12 wine tastings + 3 food items. You’re welcome to spend those tickets over the course of the weekend, or purchase additional sample tickets should you wish to taste more.

Can I stay at one winery all day?

Your admission includes sample tickets that can be used at any venue of your choosing. There will be at least [3] beverage producers pouring a selection of wines/ciders at each venue. You’re welcome to stay at one location or move between venues.

Can children attend?

Yes, children are welcome to attend.

I have dietary restrictions – will there be food available for me?

Please send a note to for menu inquiries.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Refunds may by issues on a case-by-case basis. Tickets are transferable, please contact us if you wish to transfer your ticket to a different registrant.

Is Élevage wheelchair accessible?

All venues are wheelchair accessible.

Are dogs welcome?

Most venues are happy to welcome friendly dogs kept on-leash.