Wineries north and east of Toronto
From the pastoral countryside of Headwaters and the satellite communities in York and Durham Regions to the recreational lakes of Kawartha and rolling hill of Northumberland, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the selection of inviting and down-to-earth wineries producing distinguished reds, whites and sparkling wine, as well as unique fruit wines and even Meads.
Discover one or more of these wineries near Toronto on your next road trip or getaway.
Overlooking the 10 hectare vineyard this property features a stately production, tasting and retail facility completing the full resort experience at Hockley Valley Resort, a ski, golf, spa and culinary destination. Sample a ‘mix & match’ flight of cool climate varietals of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, plus Riesling, Gamay Noir, Cabernet Franc and Vidal. Pair with a cheese tray or a charcuterie of meats, pickles and savoury nibbles from the Paddock Café.
Location: 793366 3rd Line EHS, Orangeville
Just north of Caledon in Hockley Valley, passionate winemakers at Windrush invite you on a private tour and tasting where you can sample their award-winning wines from the tank and discover the perfect flavour for your palette. You’ll also want to take in the incredible views from the terrace and explore the hiking trails around the vineyard.
Location: 3100 Concession Road 3 Adjala, Palgrave
Combining Old World winemaking traditions and innovative, earth-friendly practices, quality, hand-crafted wines are produced with care at this boutique winery.
Location: 18270 Keele Street, Newmarket
Journey just half an hour north of Toronto and you’ll feel a world away from the city with sprawling vineyards and lush forest surrounding the villa-esque show and tasting room at Gallucci Winery.
Location: 13204 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Sample award-winning VQA wines, including four different French hybrid varietals, in the tasting room or on the outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard nestled in the Oak Ridges Moraine in York Region.
Book a tour at Magnotta Winery’s Vaughan location to witness the behind-the-scenes at one of Canada’s largest producers of Icewine.
Location: 271 Chrislea Road, Woodbridge
Twenty minutes south of Peterborough is a scenic winery located on a historic family farm overlooking the rolling hills of Bailieboro. A variety of grapes are grown and harvested each season, including Frontenac Petite Pearl, Vidal and Marquette, their signature red. New experimental varieties are also being tested. Take a walk through the vineyard grounds with a freshly poured glass of wine made by the family winemaker, Jonathan.
Location: 260 County Road 2, Bailieboro
Rolling hills with row after row of vineyards make a lovely backdrop for this Italian-style winery. After tasting the wines, pair your favourite with a family-style, farm-to-table fare dining experience, where you’ll get to try a smorgasbord of Chef Tommaso’s specials or select from pasta choices like fettuccine with porcini mushrooms, veal scallopini or lamb chops with chef pasta.
Location: 337 Covert Hill Road, Warkworth
This family-owned wine shop has everything a country store should have, and then some. Discover fruit wines and ciders crafted with care including the sparkling strawberry rhubarb or the golden russet cider. You can also pick up tasty treats like candy floss or caramel corn and gourmet vinegars and preserves.
Location: 2452 Peterborough County Rd 36, Buckhorn
Enjoy complimentary tastings and tour the apple orchards at this four-generation family farm. Archibald’s produces fruit wine such as spiced apple wine, maple wine and sweet peach wine.
Location: 6275 Liberty Street North, Bowmanville
Located north of Port Perry, Applewood Farm & Winery has been perfecting award-winning fruit wine, cider and Meade for over 20 years. Make a leisurely visit to the picturesque barn house winery for tastings and fun farm activities like wagon rides and fruit picking.
Location: 2055 Saintfield Road, Sunderland
Established in 1912, Ocala is Durham Region’s only grape grower with a beautiful vineyard and a century-old apple orchard. Book a wine tasting or a weekend lunch to sample grape and fruit-based wines as well as non-alcoholic sparkling wines.
Location: 971 High Point Road, Port Perry
Last updated: September 11, 2023