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Treat your taste buds to a delicious getaway in the ‘Gastronomic Capital of Ontario’.

Foodies are flocking to Prince Edward County for wine making excellence, a bourgeoning beer and cider culture and a thriving culinary focus on sustainable, locally sourced field-to-fork cuisine. Add the laid-back, rural-chic style and you’ve got one of Canada`s trendiest destinations.
 

En route from Toronto, stop in quaint Port Hope to pick up some decadent Goat Butter Caramel Corn, and find out why hugging a goat can only be described as a ‘shmurgle’ at Haute Goat. Once in ‘The County’, explore the enchanting grounds at The Grange of Prince Edward Winery, savour the fresh flavours of Hinterland Wine Company`s sparkling wine and County Road Beer Co. brews. And for something truly unique, taste the difference at Karlo Estates Winery, the world’s first certified vegan winery. 
 

Book a table at the Drake Devonshire, the boutique hotel & resto converted from an old foundry in Wellington. Sip pear, peach and apple cider and take in the grand view at County Cider Company in Waupoos. Combine luxurious comforts with simple, rustic farm life at Fronterra Farm, Camp and Brewery, The County’s first glamping experience.


Picture yourself here: deluxe Canadiana-designed log-framed prospector tent with ensuite bathroom (heated outdoor showers!); locally grown food with heirloom hops and malt barley beer brewed onsite; a spectacular sunset; and finally, a crackling fire.


Let the Taste Trail, the Wine Route, the Great Canadian Cheese Festival, and the Bay of Quinte’s Craft Beer and Cider Route and Cheddar and Ale Trail lead you to even more tasty finds.


Image location: Karlo Estates, Prince Edward County

*The Globe and Mail

 

Goats playing together at Haute Goat
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Haute Goat
1166 5th Line,
Port Hope, ON L0A 1J0
Haute-Goat is a specialty farm located just outside of Port Hope. Home to goats, alpacas, Icelandic horses and more, we welcome visitors for tours every Saturday at 11 am until early October. Visitors are welcome to do a self-guided tour using our beautiful artisan maps year round. We produce handmade, small batch goat milk skin care products, soaps and lotions and delectable goat milk... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (416) 402-8144
Glamping tent at Fronterra
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Fronterra Farm Camp and Brewery
242 North Beach Road,
Consecon, ON K0K 1T0
Fronterra Farm Camp and Brewery promotes a reconnection to simplicity, self-sufficiency and sustainability by offering agro-tourism experiences that connect us to our food while transferring related skills that have a positive impact on the environment. Become part of the 200 year old journey on our waterfront farm in the magnificent Prince Edward County. Reconnect to food, self-sufficiency... More Info
Open: May 1 to Oct 31
Phone: (800) 427-1257
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Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard
1152 Greer Road,
Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
In the cellar, we take a hands-off approach to gently guide our wines through fermentation and ageing. We've chosen vineyards in Prince Edward County and Niagara that have the potential to produce some of the finest cool-climate wines in the New World. Our goal is to craft wines that truly reflect the unique qualities of these special sites. Visitors are welcome to join us at the winery to... More Info
Open: May 1 to Oct 1
Phone: (613) 399-5297
Hinterland Wine Company
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Hinterland Wine Company
1258 Closson Road RR#1,
Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
Hinterland Wine Company produces premium sparkling wine in Prince Edward County, Ontario. The Hinterland Winery is the County’s first winery dedicated exclusively to sparkling wine. Authenticity in our wine is more important than trend and the wine is made in the vineyard. Each wine vintage is a historical snapshot of that particular season which is why we always assign a vintage to our wines. ... More Info
Open: May 1 to Oct 1
Phone: (613) 399-2903
The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery
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The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery
990 Closson Rd,
Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
The Grange of Prince Edward is a family-run winery in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Caroline Granger, and now with the help of her daughter Maggie, has spent the last 15 years discovering the great potential of this unique region. The Grange grows 6 varietals on a 60-acre vineyard; with chardonnay, pinot gris, riesling, gamay, pinot noir, and cabernet franc. The winery produces only 100%... More Info
Open: May 1 to Oct 1
Phone: (613) 399-1048
Huff Estates
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Huff Estates
2274 County Rd 1,
Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
We have always had a passion for fine wine and Prince Edward County. Born and raised in the county, coming from families with deep county roots, thus when vineyards started to pop up in 2001 they thought this would be an ideal opportunity to harmonize these passions and have since grown Huff Estates into an exciting, unique county destination. Huff Estates' grand opening was in June of 2004.... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 393-1414
Toll Free: (866) 484-4667
Interior shot of Karlo Estates
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Karlo Estates
561 Danforth Road,
Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
Experience County hospitality in an 1805 barn to sample wine by legendary winemaker, Derek Barnett, named “Wine Person of the Year” by the National Capital Sommelier Guild. Earning Trip Advisor’s Award of Excellence since it started, Karlo is the only winery to be named twice on the Top Ten Cutting Edge Wines in the World list. Book group flight with food pairings, stroll the vineyards with... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 399-3000
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Drake Devonshire
24 Wharf Street,
Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
A short drive will whisk you away to our interpretation of a contemporary farmhouse. At our beautiful historic Inn we are serving up our special brand of culture, community and hospitality. Our guestrooms and suites come in all shapes and sizes. All of our rooms have been meticulously designed and outfitted with custom furniture and millwork, mixed with antiques and vintage pieces, and feature ... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 399-3338
Sandbanks Provincial Park
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Sandbanks Provincial Park
RR#1,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Sandbanks is the world’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation with three expansive sandy beaches that are among the best in Canada; Outlet Beach is perfect for families, with shallow waters and gentle drop off. The Park's location, jutting out into Lake Ontario, means that this park is a bird migration hotspot in spring and fall. Enjoy walking trails that allow visitors to experience the... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 393-3319
Two ice cream cones in a plate of ice cream
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Slickers Ice Cream
271 Bloomfield Main St,
Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
Hailed by many as the best ice cream ever, Slickers is the place to go! The ice cream is made by hand in small batches using fresh and local ingredients. There is a huge selection of flavours, including the basics, as well as more unique creations, such as toasted and burnt marshmallow or apple pie and passionfruit. Slickers is located in Bloomfield in Prince Edward County. Don't miss this... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 393-5433
Exultet Winery
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Exultet Winery
1112 Royal Road,
Milford, ON K0K 2P0
Exultet is a small, boutique, hands-on, family-run operation from vineyard to bottle. The Winery is in a former 1870's cheese factory on Royal Road in Milford, Ontario at the southern end of Prince Edward County. We have 10 acres of vineyards which were planted in 2004. All our wines are VQA and 100% estate grown and our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are award winning. More Info
Open: May 1 to Oct 1
Phone: (613) 476-1052
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Black River Cheese
913 County Road 13,
Milford, ON K0K 2P0
Situated along the banks of the picturesque Black River, Black River Cheese remains dedicated to preserving more than a century old tradition of producing real cheese; superior tasting and handcrafted, using only 100% pure fluid milk from Prince Edward County dairy farms, and no modified milk ingredients, artificial preservatives or animal rennet. Visit our retail store and discover our... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 476-2575
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County Cider Company
657 Bongards Crossroad,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Opened in 1996 as the first official winery in Prince Edward County. We grow our own apples and make cider from over 12 varieties of heirloom and cider apples. Our location offers a spectacular view overlooking the water and has a licensed patio serving lunch from our wood-fired oven. Tastings are $2 per person, try our different ciders, such as the Peach Cider, the Blood Orange Cider and Pear ... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 476-1022
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Bayview Farm Restaurant
4085 Bath Road,
Kingston, ON K7M 4Y8
Enjoy a relaxing dining experience in a cosy historic family homestead. Fresh local products are prepared by our talented chefs with extensive culinary knowledge and a deep passion of creating innovative and delicious Canadian cuisine that complement local wine, brews and cheese. We have two small private dining rooms each with its own unique decor. The Courtyard Room is a private dining room ... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 389-4419
Beers on tab at Red House Kingston
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Red House Kingston
369 King St E,
Kingston, ON K7K 2Y1
Red House Kingston is a locally-owned (by three brothers) stylish brick-lined upscale resto-tavern featuring local craft beers and a pub-inspired menu. Located on King Street East, in the downtown, heritage core, Red House a great spot for meeting friends for a drink, dinner or to watch the hockey game. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 767-2558
Wooden Head Gourmet Pizza
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Wooden Heads Gourmet Pizza
192 Ontario Street,
Kingston, ON K7L 2Y8
One of Kingston’s best downtown eateries, Wooden Heads is a local favourite pizzeria with a patio serving gourmet, wood-fired pizza, as well as classic Italian dishes. Located in the heritage neighbourhood of Kingston, enjoy a casual, rustic ambiance with cozy brick walls an the roaring wood fire. Choose from a great selection of Old World and New World wines, Bubbly and Blush, local and... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (613) 549-1812