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Wine Country Ontario
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Adventure awaits in Wine Country Ontario – where idyllic vineyards, magnificent views and world class Ontario VQA wines await. Whether you are looking for a day trip or a weekend escape, the breathtaking beauty and warm hospitality of Ontario’s wine country will capture your heart in any season. Here the VQA wines, the food, the scenery and the personal stories connect to engage your senses in every way.

Only Ontario VQA wine is certified 100% Ontario grown and crafted. Our unique terroir is best showcased within flagship varieties that excel in cool climate regions, including Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir and Cabernet Franc. Regardless of which variety you choose, it’s easy to find your perfect match using our new VQA Matchmaker – Ontario produces a complete range of award-winning wines including red, white, rosé and even trendy orange (skin fermented white) table wines. Our special place is also perfect for crafting some of the world’s best sparkling wine and Canada’s liquid gold VQA Icewine.

With over 190 VQA wineries to choose from, the hardest choice is deciding where to visit first. Start by exploring our wine regions – Lake Erie North ShorePrince Edward CountyNiagara-on-the-Lake & AreaNiagara Escarpment & Area and Emerging Regions – and plan your escape to Ontario’s wine country using our Trip Planner.



Exploring Ontario’s Wine Country is a recipe for the perfect weekend.

When in the County, you’ve got to visit at least three wineries! Make a quick stop to Rosehall Run for their Pinot Noir, and then onto Closson Chase to grab some Chardonnay. Stop for bubbles (and oysters when they have them!) at Hinterland Winery and finish off with a glass of something at Karlo Estates.

A trip to Beamsville would not be complete without a sip or two of wine and mead at Rosewood Estate Winery & Meadery. Sample estate honey & stroll along the hives. Follow this up with a stop at Hidden Bench for a glass of crisp Chardonnay and a visit to Tawse for a glass of bubbly.

In Essex County, plan to stay a while at Spruce Wood Shores Estate Winery as you follow the path through the vineyard down to the beach. Hungry travellers can grab a picnic basket at the tasting bar, along with a bottle of the Lakeside Sparkling, before heading down to watch the sunset.

Exploring the Region?

Here are a few great places to start.