Wine + Food + The County
One of Canada’s most exciting wine regions, Prince Edward County is Ontario’s newest Designated Viticultural Area. Situated halfway between Toronto and Montreal, the area is brimming with award winning wineries, as well as cider houses, a brewery and a craft distillery. Producing world class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, among others, Prince Edward County offers high quality wines to please every palette. The County’s internationally acclaimed wineries offer a variety of experiences, from tastings and tours to winemakers dinners and live entertainment.
Prince Edward County is also a culinary hotspot. With a history steeped in agriculture, the area once produced a third of Canada's canned goods and there is still an immense amount of pride in local produce.
The “bounty of the County” is available everywhere, from quaint farm stands and boutique stores to cafes and fine dining restaurants. Follow the Taste Trail for a self guided tour of some of the areas most exciting restaurants and wineries.
Wine Tours of The County
Whether a novice or seasoned wine lover, try a professionally guided tour of The County’s wine district and treat your inner sommelier! Start your adventure with one of the local tour operators below!
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How to Get the Most from Biking the Waterfront Trail in the 1000 Islands Area
With two pretty towns as bookends, cyclists will love the easy biking between Gananoque and Brockville on a section of Ontario’s Waterfront Trail. Plenty of access points ensure a whole lot of ways you can configure a trip. And with a 10 foot wide, newly paved (in 2014) mostly traffic-free trail, this is an outing the whole family can enjoy.
The approximately 45 kilometre section of the Waterfront Trail between the two towns parallels the 1000 Islands Parkway and the St. Lawrence River – one of North America’s longest rivers. As you cycle alongside the upper part of the St. Lawrence River, an especially scenic section, dotted with well over a 1000 islands, some of which are part of 1000 Islands National Park, you can gawk at the myriad of cottages. Many of them are eye-candy and great fun to admire – not only for their architecture but for the beautiful islands they sit on, some of which aren’t much bigger than the cottage itself. Read on to learn more!
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A diverse landscape for the whole family
You’ll be amazed at the diversity Prince Edward County offers. Surrounded by water, the County is home to some of Canada’s best beaches and trails. Best known for the internationally acclaimed Sandbanks Provincial Park and the mysterious Lake on the Mountain, the County also boasts North Beach Provincial Park, Little Bluff Conservation Area and the 49 kilometer long Millennium Trail. From exploring hiking trails to world class fishing and water sports like windsurfing and wakeboarding, there are a multitude of activities for the whole family.