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Which wineries are worth a visit in Prince Edward County?

Going to Prince Edward County for the weekend. There are so many wineries - how to choose? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. The one I wouldn't want to miss would be Closson Chase. Fabulous whites!

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    1. re: millygirl

      I like the ones in and around Wellington, Closson Chase, as was mentioned and for the price Sandbanks. Very independent minded and out of the way Long Dog is Chef Vegabond's favourite. Bring a picnic, pick up a bottle of gamay and enjoy the beach/bird sanctuary just south of the winery.

    2. Although not a winery, fifth town cheese is worth a visit. They have a tasting of their cheese with the wine from PEC.

      http://www.fifthtown.ca/

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      1. re: justto

        What else is there to see there? My one complaint about Niagara is that it is almost all Wine. I heard good things about the breweries in PEC. Does anyone have any suggestions?

      2. I wouldn't miss Karlo on Danforth Rd. for the Malbec(!) and Merlot. Closson (corner Closson & Chase Rds.) for the Pinot and Chard (bring $ tho). Sandbanks on H33 for the Baco and Rose. Hinterland (on Closson Rd. i think) for excellent sparkling. Harwood on H33 for Pinot Gris, Gewurtz and St. Laurent. Rosehall on Greer Rd. for a half dozen great ones. And don't deprive yourself of East & main Bistro in Wellington. All that is in one area of the county. Around Hillier and Wellington. You can't do the whole thing in one trip.
        -- Dustin

        1. Norman Hardie. Stop in and grab some Waupoos cider whille you're in PEC, too.

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          1. re: Whats_For_Dinner

            +1 on these recommendations, also stop at Slickers in Bloomfield for their roasted marshmallow or apple pie ice creams. Chadsey's Cairns winery has good gewurtztraminer too.

          2. I would also recommend Huff Estates Winery with the adjoining Oeno Gallery. Beautiful modern art in a very contemporary building. They also have an Inn and cafe.

            http://www.huffestates.com/

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            1. re: tearingmonkey

              Norman Hardie.

              Rosehall Run (neighbours with Norm)

              Closson Chase

              Keint - He

              1. re: Non Doctor

                Hey Non Doctor, which wine did you like from Rosehall Run? I was there about a month ago. I wasn't very impressedby anything but I thought the Chardonnay-musque was okay.