Stay at these beautiful Ontario wineries
Take wine tastings and winery tours to the next level and give yourselves more time to appreciate Ontario’s award-winning wineries and vineyards. Especially in fall, when nature transforms from backdrop to centre stage will gorgeous fall colour extending from the vines to the forests.
Here are some of the best winery accommodations in Ontario, where you can wine, dine and doze overlooking the grapevines.
Prince Edward County
Ease into the off-beat charm of Three Dog Winery just 15 minutes outside of Picton. The winery exudes the essence of The County culture—laid back, artisanal-focused and eco-minded.
Extend your visit by booking a stay at the Vineyard Loft. The open concept, studio loft apartment is a peaceful retreat that affords gorgeous views of the vineyards below. Plus it’s directly above Three Dog Yoga Studio, so add some downward dog to your vineyard vacation.
Location: 1920 Fish Lake Road, Picton
Another Prince Edward County vineyard digs, the Inn at Huff Estates is directly adjacent to the winery, nestled amongst the vines just north of Bloomfield.
There are several different lodging options at the inn including the winemaker’s suite complete with a fireplace and a wrap-around patio guaranteeing you optimal vineyard views. Huff Estates will customize all kinds of packages and of course, your stay includes a wine tasting and tour.
One of Prince Edward County’s founding wineries, Waupoos Estate is a stunning property overlooking Prince Edward Bay. It includes a farm-to-table style restaurant, an inviting tasting room to sample their selection of wines, including the County’s first ice wine and now accommodations.
The Farmhouse at Waupoos is a beautifully restored, four-bedroom, century home with views of the lake and the vineyards.
Location: 3016 County Road 8, Picton
Located on a private vineyard, foodies and wine lovers are invited to stay in the 175-year-old farmhouse that’s been converted into a stylish country micro-hotel and spa in the heart of Prince Edward County. Relax in the Scandinavian sauna, hike a forest pathway or explore nearby wineries. A hearty chef-prepared brunch is included.
Location: 1375 Royal Road, Milford
This family run winery tucked away along the backroads in the southeast corner of The County continues to produce award-winning wines that celebrate a pride of place.
Sample excellent hand crafted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced in limited quantities in the tasting shed behind the winery. For those who love bubbles, try the sparkling apple wine.
Make this peaceful spot home base for a few days by booking a stay in the rustic, two-bedroom + suite overlooking the vineyard.
Location: 1112 Royal Road, Milford
Home to famous authentic Italian wood fired pizza, Hillier Creek is a popular PEC winery for pairing great wine with delicious pizza in a relaxed setting.
Now you can extend your stay by booking an overnight at the vacation rental house that can accommodate up to six people in three cozy suites.
Location: 46 Stapleton Road, Hillier
This striking, Georgian-style mansion is located along what many consider to be Ontario’s prettiest drive, the Niagara River Parkway, just outside historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The restored, 21-room, 1860 inn is surrounded by 17 acres of vineyard and gardens, boasting quite the view from the lounge, restaurant and patio. Sample Riverbend’s own wine at the bar, a flight tasting includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Vidal and a Cabernet Sauvignon. Arrange a romantic dinner for two in the garden gazebo and cozy by the fireplace.
One of the most scenic vineyards along the Niagara Bench, Vineland invites you to make yourself at home in either the one-bedroom B&B cottage or the three-bedroom Estate Guesthouse for a full-crew getaway.
Both winery accommodations feature self-catering kitchens, but Vineland’s renovated circa 1845 farmhouse restaurant is right next door. A complimentary bottle of award-winning Riesling, combined with expansive vineyard vistas courtesy of Mother Nature, creates the perfect wine-sipping atmosphere.
Location: 3620 Moyer Road, Vineland
Jordan is a little village that’s really big on wine vibe. Inn On The Twenty, an upscale boutique hotel on Main Street is directly across the road from the celebrated Cave Springs Cellars, producers of award-winning Riesling and home to the oldest functioning wine cellar in Ontario.
Unwind in one of the inn’s country chic guestrooms. With the fireplace, soaker tub and giant bed you might want to consider room service. For a larger group, consider booking the Vineyard Estate House, a fully-equipped, Victorian-style farmhouse.
Location: 3845 Main Street, Jordan
Book the Vineyard Villa at Alvento Winery and enjoy continental breakfast and complimentary tasting at the winery. You’ll also find great nature trails nearby.
Location: 3048 Second Avenue, Vineland Station
Famous for its Farmhouse Bakery butter tarts, 13th Street Winery invites you to stay awhile longer and enjoy the Farmhouse Bistro seasonal dining, onsite art gallery, selection of gorgeous wines and special events.
Location: 1776 Fourth Avenue, St Catharine
With its distinctive wines, fine dining restaurant, casual bakery and garden tours, Pearl Morissette has defined itself as a foodie destination experience.
Complete the experience with an overnight stay at the Orchard Villa, just a few minutes away from the winery. Surrounded by fruit trees and gardens, enjoy relaxing on the private deck with a glass of fine wine.
Location: 3953 Jordan Road, Jordan Station
Home to award winning still wines, Icewines and Charmat-style wines, you’re also invited to sample traditional Italian grappas, distilled spirits and sparkling apple cider in the heart of Niagara’s wine country.
Make the most of the experience and stay in one of three suites at the Bed & Breakfast. Take in vineyard views, dip in the private pool and explore the forest trails along this section of the Bruce Trail. Gourmet breakfast and complimentary wine tasting is included.
Location: 4553 Fly Road, Lincoln
York, Durham and Headwaters
Flavourful wine and special events like Wine and Unwind Fridays or Sunday Brunch make it very tempting to linger at this welcoming winery.
Luckily with Hockley Valley Resort right next door, you can stay awhile. Add golf, hiking and spa services to your wine getaway.
Location: 793366 3rd Line EHS, Orangeville
Nestled along the shores of Lake Erie and the UNESCO World Biosphere of Long Point, in the agriculturally rich region of Norfolk County, Burning Kiln has grown into a world-class winery without losing its salt-of-the-earth roots.
Visit the property, sample the tasting flights, meet the winemaker and spend the night at the winery Farmhouse. Built in 1865, this lovingly restored three-bedroom farmhouse sits at the highest point of the estate affording beautiful views of the winery and vineyards below.
Location: 1709 Front Road, St Williams
Combine fine wine or cider with the lovely aroma of lavender at Bonnieheath Estate, a 52 hectare farm featuring vineyards, lavender fields and wild, natural areas.
The farm’s history dates back to the early 1800s and produced tobacco for many years before transforming into one of Ontario’s favourite spots for artisan wine.
After roaming the rows of lavender and nature trails, retreat to the three-bedroom vintage style luxury farmhouse to sip on a glass of full-bodied Marquette.
Location: 410 Concession 12 Townsend, Waterford
From the villa-esque architecture to the wood-fired pizza, hand-crafted gelato and small batch wine, soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere at this Italian inspired winery on Ontario’s southernmost coast.
Book the spacious, two-bedroom Owner’s Suite with kitchen, living and dining area as well as a terrace overlooking the vineyard
Location: 724 County Road 50 East, Harrow
Ottawa and Countryside
Specializing in Frontenac reds and whites, Vankleek Hill Vineyard is a labour of love for a family of three generations on a 22-hectare property an hour east of Ottawa.
Enjoy sampling wine on the patio along with pizza or charcuterie on the weekends, and coming soon, book an overnight stay in a traditional Mongolian yurt onsite.
Located along the Lake Huron shoreline just north of Grand Bend in the village of St. Joseph, this small batch vineyard, boutique country inn and Feast ON certified restaurant is the ideal destination for a milestone celebration or a quiet, relaxing getaway.
Location: 72981 ON-21, Zurich
Last updated: September 12, 2023