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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

629 Closson Rd, Hillier, ON
Also at this location

Broken Stone Winery

Hubbs Creek Vineyard

Chef Nicole Maracle

Grange of Prince Edward

990 Closson Rd, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
also at this location

Hinterland Wine Company

Lacey Estates Winery

Chefs Nathan Thomas & Matt DeMille

Huff Estates Winery

2274 Prince Edward County Rd 1, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
also at this location

Lighthall Vineyards

The County Cider Company

Chefs Leah Marshall Hannon (Stella's Eatery) & Lee Arden Lewis

Karlo Estates Winery

561 Danforth Rd, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
also at this location

Keint-he Winery and Vineyards

Gravelhill Vineyards

Featuring food pairing by Karlo Estates Winery

Loch Mór Cider Company

890 Danforth Rd, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
also at this location

Sugarbush Vineyards

Trail Estate Winery

Chef Rebecca Hunt (Picnic PEC)

Rosehall Run

1243 Greer Rd, Prince Edward, ON
Also at this location

Morandin Wines

Sandbanks Winery

Stanners Vineyard

Chef Chavis Maracle

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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.