Prince Edward County wine region
Prince Edward County (PEC), or ‘The County’ if you’re local, has become one of the trendiest travel destinations in Canada.
PEC has long been known for expansive lake views, migratory birding activity, quaint villages surrounded by quiet, pastoral countryside and the long stretch of white sandy beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
However, since the first winery opened its doors in 2001, this little island has transformed from rural rustic to rustic chic with over 35 distinguished wineries that are putting sparkling wines, bubblies and cheerful rosés on the Ontario wine map. And with that followed a flourishing, locally-proud culinary scene, boutique hotels, whimsical inns and a rich arts, music and cultural community.
Quick guide to Prince Edward County wineries
Find a County winery
From Wellington to Waupoos, get your fill of scenic vineyards and lake views, Insta-worthy tasting rooms in restored barns, modern and sleek facilities, wood-fired pizza and mouth-watering wines at PEC wineries.
Whether you’re touring by bicycle, private limo or self-guiding, use the free PEC Wine Explorer app to match your taste preferences to specific local wineries.
From premium sparkling wines and subtle Pinot Noirs to balanced Chardonnays, textured blends and sinfully good rosés, you’re sure to find a palate pleasing glass.
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Know before you go
In Ontario, you must be at least 19 years old to order, handle and consume alcohol. Ontario has a zero tolerance policy on impaired driving.
Attend a local festival
Celebrate with the locals at one of PEC's highly anticipated foodie (and wine-soaked) events like Taste Community Grown and Wassail in the County.
Last updated: March 11, 2023