For the Love of Wine | Essex County

July 6, 2021

Did you know there are 18 wineries in the Essex County region? Yes, you read that right, EIGHTEEN! If you are a wine lover like me, a fact like this does not go unnoticed. I love to find local wineries near me.

Pack your bag and make a trip down the 401 highway and explore the many wineries (there are breweries too) that Essex County has to offer.

You can find a full list of the 18 wineries here: Essex County Wineries and Breweries

Here are my top three must-go to wineries:

  • Oxley Estate Winery – not only do they have great wine; they have delicious food and outdoor dining. Grab a muskoka chair or book a table and enjoy a wine tasting.
  • North 42 Degrees Estate Winery – from wine, to lavender, and delicious food, this is another must stop winery! Their restaurant (bistro 42) has windows all around showing beautiful views of the winery (not to mention the food is great). Sip your wine in the front lavender garden, the view is beautiful.
  • Coopers Hawk Vineyards – I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s wedding at this winery and the floor to ceiling windows are gorgeous. Not to mention the great wine and food!

Oh wait, one more:
If you are spending the weekend in this area or want to make a day trip and take the ferry to Peele Island, you won’t regret it! The Peele Island Winery has great wine to taste, picnic tables to sit at and light sacks and pizza to enjoy. Their sparkling rose, Lola is a summer favourite!

Looking to ride and not drive?

Spending the night?

Supporting our local businesses is important, now more than ever. Thank you for supporting local, enjoy your visit, and let us know what wineries you loved best!

By Emily Strybosch

Emily is a Brand Specialist at Libro Credit Union. Emily loves to travel (more locally these days) and is always on the lookout for the best places to eat and drink. You can find her hiking on a trail, reading by the pool, or socializing with friends. She is passionate about supporting local businesses, giving back, and always seeing the good.