Join us as we celebrate the fruits of our labour and prepare the vineyard for winter! For three weekends, tour our festive wineries and toast the vintage with world-class wines.

Wassail is back!

Our ever popular Wassail event is back and better than ever. With over 20 participating wineries, there is something for everyone to enjoy over multiple weekends. November 18–19 | November 25–26 | December 2–3

What is Wassail?

The salutation wassail, from the Old Norse toast ves heill (“be well”), has accompanied English toast-making since the 12th century. By the 14th century, wassail was being used for the drink itself, and it eventually came to be used especially of a hot drink (of wine, beer, or cider with spices, sugar, and usually baked apples) drunk around Christmastime. This beverage warmed the stomachs and hearts of many Christmas revelers and was often shared with Christmas carolers.

  • Click here to download our Wassail stamp passport. Print and follow the instructions on the page to win!
  • Click here to download the Wassail songbook. At many wineries, there is a small gift to those who come singing these joyous songs!
  • Click here for a history of Wassail in Prince Edward County. Written by Richard Johnston.

Participating Wineries

Broken Stone Winery with their blue barn on property with logo

Broken Stone Winery

524 Closson Road, Hillier, ON

Join us for special Wassail tastings! 

Mulled wine (2oz sample) paired with a bite sized tourtière and Pinot Noir jelly ($5) | Flight tastings of 3 wines ($12) | Sing a Christmas carol and get a free sample of Power Take Off, our red sparkling wine

Christmas gift ideas from mixed media mosaic art by Angèle, mosaic jewellery, coasters, DIY art kits. Or treat yourself to the 12 days of Christmas wine box.

Wassail hours 11–5 PM, Saturday & Sunday

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.

County Cider Company restaurant and infamous vintage bus with logo

County Cider Company

657 Bongards Crossroads Waupoos, ON

Now closed for the Season. See you in 2024!

Domaine Darius overlooking the view of their property down the hill with logo

Domaine Darius

1316 Wilson Rd, Bloomfield, ON


Mulled wine will be served alongside our normal offerings. Our fire pits will be up and running for warmth!

Wassail hours 11–6 PM, Saturday & Sunday

Grande Of Prince Edward barn on property with logo

Grange of Prince Edward

990 Closson Rd, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

To be announced

Gravel Hill Vineyards drone shot of their vines with logo

Gravel Hill Vineyards

567 Closson Road, Hillier, ON

For Wassail, we have a new release, our 2021 Juniper Creek Pinot Noir. Also available is mulled wine paired with tasty snacks.

Wassail hours 11–5 PM, Saturday & Sunday

Harwood Estate Winery property overlooking the vines with logo

Harwood Estate Winery

18908 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier, ON

Will be offering up a selection of tasty snack plates to enjoy. Mulled wine on offer for $7 a glass.

Mini tortieres served with apple masala chutney ($6.95) | Festive cheese platter (selection of cheeses, flat breads, red pepper jelly, nuts) ($9.95) | Vegan, gluten free rice bowls ($6.95)

Wassail hours 11–6 PM, Saturday & Sunday. Last seating is at 5 PM.

Hillier Creek Estates property overlooking the vines with logo

Hillier Creek Estates Winery

46 Stapleton Rd, Hillier, ON

We’re celebrating with their Wassail Wine sale. All wines $10–$20 with an additional 20% off for 3 more cases. Festive Christmas treats also available.

Wassail hours 11–5 PM Saturday, closed Sunday

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

Lighthall Vineyards looking down the rows of vines with logo

Lighthall Vineyards

308 Lighthall Rd, Milford, ON

We're offering a selection of sheep's milk cheese (made in-house) to pair with wines by the glass. Enjoy it all by the fire with family and friends.

Wassail hours 11–5 PM, Saturday & Sunday

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

Morandin Wines property overlooking the barn and vines with logo

Morandin Wines

18055 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington, ON

During Wassail we will be offering fresh homemade fococcia bread. All carolers will be rewarded with sample of our surprise wine

Saturday 11–5 PM. Not open on Sundays.

Norman Hardie Winery drone shot of the property with logo

Norman Hardie Winery

1152 Greer Rd, Wellington, ON

Carolers will receive a free 2oz tasting of our 2021 Cuvée Orange Gewürztraminer.

Food menu is our Winter food program (runs daily): Rustic Italian lasagnas, Classic French onion soup, Fresh East Coast oysters, Smoked Ontario trout, and warm olives

Wassail hours 11–5 PM, Saturday & Sunday

Redtail Vineyards

Redtail Vineyards

422 Partridge Hollow Rd, Consecon, ON

Cozy bonfires and mulled wine with s’more kits available. Christmas music and charcuterie boxes also available to enjoy with your wine tastings.

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

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

Sandbanks Estate Winery

17598 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington, ON

Fire pits will be operating (weather permitting) to enjoy complimentary hot chocolate. Boozy hot chocolate available to purchase, alongside wine by the glass and tasting flights.  A free wine sample to all Wassail carolers. Also operating a Christmas wreath making workshop—pre-registration required on their website.

Painting of Stanners Vineyard property with logo

Stanners Vineyard

76 Station Rd, Hillier, ON

Stop by to view textile art works, including block printed t-shirts and art prints. Mulled wine will be available and all carolers will be rewarded with a wine sample. The wishing tree will provide wassailers with a unique self guided experience.

Wassail hours 11–5 PM, Saturday & Sunday

Sugarbush Vineyards overlooking the vineyard with logo

Sugarbush Vineyards

1286 Wilson Rd, Hillier, ON

Fire pits (weather permitting), mulled wine by the glass or include it in one of our wine flights. All Sally’s favourite Christmas treats (gingerbread, shortbread, rhumballs, tarts & maple fudge samples). Tasty stocking stuffers from Cressy Mustard, local syrup, Sugarbush’s rhubarb chutney, knitted mitts and other woolies. Warm your insides with a bowl of homemade chicken curry served with rice & yoghurt ($10). Sing a carol for a sample of our Peck Pink.

Wassail hours 11–5 PM, Saturday & Sunday

Three Dog Winery red barn and property with logo

Three Dog Winery

1920 Fish Lake Rd, Picton, ON

The fire pits will be on to keep you warm while you enjoy a sample of the mulled wine. Special events on Dec 2nd for their customer appreciation event.  Visit their website for more details.

Wassail hours 11–5 PM, Saturday & Sunday

Trail Estate Winery back patio overlooking the vineyard with logo

Trail Estate Winery

416 Benway Rd, Hillier, ON

We will be offering special Red Pét Nat Cocktails every weekend, a roaring fire to stay warm, and wine samples on us to any carollers to help spread cheer!

Wassail hours Saturday 11–6 PM, Closed Sunday

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 reward all carolers with a free wine sample! Mulled wine by the glass and small snack plates also available ($7). Wassail treats at the bar for sampling.

Wassail hours 11–5 PM Saturday, Sunday 11–4 PM

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frequently asked questions

Does this event require tickets?

No! This event is completely free and does not require any ticketing.

Is this event over multiple weekends?

Yes! If you miss one weekend, we have two others. There are lots of wineries to enjoy and only so little time.

Are dogs welcome?

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

Can children attend?

Yes, children are welcome to attend.