A Journey through Wine Tasting in Prince Edward County

A Journey through Wine Tasting in Prince Edward County
A Journey through Wine Tasting in Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County has become a hot spot for wineries due to its unique terroir, a combination of soil, climate, and geography. Many famous winemakers have moved to The County to start their own boutique wineries, which has resulted in PEC being named Ontario’s fastest-growing wine region.

Guided Wine Tours in Prince Edward County

Guided wine tours are a great way to taste and explore the forty wineries across Prince Edward County. 

Prince Edward County Bike Wine Tours

For a unique adventure, embark on a guided bike wine tour through Ontario’s fastest-growing wine region. Pedal along the Millennium Trail past scenic vineyards and farmland, stopping at renowned wineries along the way. 

Located in Wellington, the Sip and Cycle Bike Tours (operating from May to October) offer an intimate, full-day biking experience, allowing participants to enjoy the countryside while sampling exquisite wines.

Closson Road Cycles offers customizable wine cycling tours through a selection of 20+ wineries. The tour stretches over five hours, cycling up to 20 km and reaching at least four wineries.

Motorized Wine Tasting Tours in PEC

If you prefer a more leisurely pace, car tours are an excellent choice. Knowledgeable guides drive you to select wineries, offering insights into the winemaking process and the region’s history.

Sandbanks Vacations & Tours

Sandbanks Vacations & Tours offers tours that allow you to “skip the line” and enjoy tasting no matter how busy the wineries and breweries are. Choose between the following tours: 

  • The County Trio Tour (shorter tour visiting three favourite wineries in PEC)
  • County Wine Essentials Tour (fun and knowledgeable wine tour featuring unique wines)
  • The Bachelorette Tour (easy-going wine tour meant for fun and memories)
  • The County Unveiled Tour (taste everything from wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries)
  • The Wine and Nine Tour (taste at three vineyards with a round of nine holes at a local golf course)
  • Wine, Apples, Beer Tour (cover all the bases with our wine, orchard, and beer destinations)
  • The Wellness Tour (zen yoga sessions with organic lunch and two wineries)
  • The Swing and Swig Tour (two local breweries and a cidery along with nine holes at Wellington on the Lake Golf Course)
  • Charcuterie Boxes (add a charcuterie box to any wine tour)


PEC Wine Tours

PEC Wine Tours has the opportunity for public or private wine tours. Make new friends on public group tours in a fun and relaxed environment. Or embark on a private limo wine tour to savour the latest vintages at different wineries across PEC.


Other Wine Tours in PEC
  • County Vine Tours
  • Get Corked PEC Tours
  • Tina’s Wine Tours of Prince Edward County
  • Vintage Car Wine Tours
  • PEC Custom Wine Tours
  • The County Carriage Co. (wine tours on horse-drawn carriage)

Self-Guided Wine Tours in Prince Edward County

For the adventurous spirits, self-guided wine tours provide the freedom to create a personalized itinerary. Armed with maps and recommendations from local experts, wine lovers can explore The County at their own pace. Visit family-owned vineyards, discover hidden gems, and engage directly with winemakers to enhance your tasting experience.

For an effective self-guided wine tour, there are a few things to consider:

  • Plan your route ahead of time
  • Check opening times on wineries (most open between 10:00 – 11:00 AM) to ensure you beat the lines
  • Have your transportation lined up
  • Bring small bills or change for wine tastings
  • For groups larger than eight people, make group reservations

Half-Day Wine Tours in Prince Edward County

The beauty of wine tours is that no two are alike. They range between length, price, and transportation options to create tours suitable for anyone. Half-day wine tours are the most popular tour option among companies. They are typically four hours long and can tour up to four different wineries, creating a perfect afternoon adventure.

For half-day wine tours, check out Get Corked PEC Tours and Wine O’Clock Tours for a fun afternoon!

Wineries in Prince Edward County with Restaurants

Elevate your wine-tasting experience by visiting wineries that boast exceptional restaurants. Indulge in gourmet meals paired with exquisite wines, creating a symphony of flavours that tantalize your taste buds. Or indulge in charcuterie boards with local preserves, meats, and cheeses. Several wineries in Prince Edward County offer on-site dining, allowing you to enjoy a delightful meal amidst picturesque vineyard views.

Winery Restaurants

  • Waupoos Estates Winery Restaurant
  • La Pergola Restaurant & Patio at Casa-Dea Estates Winery
  • Closson Chase Winery
  • Karlo Estates
  • County Cider Company

Wine and Wood Fire Pizza

  • Huff Estates Winery & Inn
  • Black Prince Winery
  • Three Dog Winery
  • TerraCello Winery
  • Norman Hardie Winery

Winery Pinics

  • Cape Vineyards
  • Sandbanks Estate Winery

Best Wineries in Prince Edward County 2023

Be sure to check out these top-rated Prince Edward County wineries in 2023!

  • Karlo Estates
  • The Old Third Vineyard
  • Broken Stone Winery
  • Grange of Prince Edward Winery
  • Hinterland Wine Company
  • Closson Chase Winery
  • Huff Estates Winery

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