6 Amazing Wineries in Norfolk County

Two women and a man sit on colourful Muskoka chairs and look out over scenic farm fields

Whether you’re seeking an educational experience on an informative winery tour or you simply want to enjoy an afternoon in the sun with a glass of vino, a pizza and friends, Norfolk County’s wineries invite you to visit on your next wine getaway.

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Burning Kiln Winery

Just outside of Turkey Point, Burning Kiln Winery’s scenic vineyards surround the winery, tasting room and inviting patio with red umbrellas, twinkling string lights and communal firepit. It’s the ideal destination for a wine excursion where you can learn all about different varietals, see how the wine is made, and even stay the night in the three-bedroom onsite farmhouse built in 1865. Burning Kiln offers guided tours and tasting flights, as well as food and wine by the glass to enjoy at Canned Heat, the winery’s seasonal patio eatery.

Location: 1709 Front Rd, St Williams
 

Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery

Enjoy fine wine or cider, as well as the healing aroma of lavender at Bonnieheath Estate, a 52 hectare farm featuring vineyards, lavender fields and wild, natural areas. You’d think you’ve been whisked away to Provence as you sip on a glass of full-bodied Marquette and roam among the rows of lavender. 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.

Location: 410 Concession 12 Townsend, Waterford
 

Front Row Cellars | Blueberry Hill Estates

If fruit wines are your favourite way to enjoy viticulture, check out Blueberry Hill Estates, overlooking Lake Erie. The rustic winery crafts both grape and fruit wines as well as hard ciders made from a variety of produce – in particular, the estate’s famous blueberries. Enjoy a tasting pairing wine and cheese samples or consider their cocktail workshop to expand your repertoire of drinks. And don’t forget to visit the pick-your-own blueberry patch during harvest season.

Location: 1195 Front Rd, St Williams
 

Hounds of Erie Winery

As the name suggests, Hounds of Erie Winery is the perfect destination for wine lovers and dog owners. Your four legged family member is welcome to join you while you explore the vineyard and orchard grounds and savour delicious wines and ciders. There’s a good chance you’ll spot the owners while you’re there – they’re often brisking about the daily business of running the winery.

Location: 377 7th Concession Rd Enr, Clear Creek
 

Frisky Beaver Wines

With delicious reds, whites, blush, bubblys and fruit infused wines, there’s something for every palate at this welcoming winery just minutes outside of Port Dover. Frisky Beaver Wines offers some of the most reasonable prices on wine by the glass, but consistently garners great reviews of their delicious wines. They also host live music during the summer and fall, so check out their events schedule before you visit.

Location: 455 Radical Rd, Port Dover
 

Inasphere Wine and Farm Market

With arguably the best view in all of Norfolk County, Inasphere Winery is a fully functioning winery and farm with the tasting room perched on a hilltop overlooking sprawling fields below, with Lake Erie in the distance. Settle into one of the colourful Muskoka chairs and enjoy a glass of wine as your take in the view. You won’t be able to resist the charming farm market, featuring estate veggies as well as local fruit and veg from surrounding Norfolk County farms.

Location: 1454 Front Rd, St Williams
 

Ride the Bine Tour Company

No need to draw straws on who will be the designated driver! Join local wine, beer and cider aficionados on a guided tour to Norfolk County’s various wineries in a super safe and comfortable Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

Location: 276 Hillcrest Rd, Simcoe
 

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