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By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard

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Address: 17432 Loyalist Pky, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada
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By Chadsey's Cairns winery is located on a 200-year-old farm settled by...

By Chadsey's Cairns winery is located on a 200-year-old farm settled by James and Maria Chadsey in 1809. Fruit has been grown on the property from its earliest days, apples, later cherries and raspberries and now grapes. Entering the property you park beside the pioneer cemetery and walk back in time to the Apple House (circa 1855) Tasting Room and wine store located behind four magnificent barns that overlook Lake Ontario.Mature maples and lilacs border the Apple House vineyard and you can enjoy the bucolic splendour sampling your wine on the deck nestled into the vineyard.Eight different vinifera wines are grown here. Some of the first planted in the County,and most of them representing the first commercial offerings of fine wines from PEC in 2002 and 2003.You can rent the 5 bedroom farmhouse beside the winery any time of the year and use it as your base to explore "the County". Full descriptions of the hundred-year-old house, with rates and occupancy calendars can be accessed through the By Chadsey's Cairns facebook page.No matter the time of year there are reasons to visit the location, for Maple in the County, Countylicious, Terroir, TASTE, the Jazz Festival, Studio Touring, Pumpkinfest, Wassail or chilling in the Christmas holidays and winter solstice. Picking parties at By Chadsey's Cairns are a great way to spend an October Saturday.Vida and Richard also host concerts in the barn for their customers and friends, barn dances, readings etc.

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Richard makes it great

Richard ran through a tasting with us. He was fantastic, fun and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed his manner and input. So happy with the riesling i bought. 2013. Yum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
angecat
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Richard ran through a tasting with us. He was fantastic, fun and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed his manner and input. So happy with the riesling i bought. 2013. Yum. Prettiest winery i visited on my trip.

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Thank angecat
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

was here for wassail. very cute, quaint local winery. wines were pretty tasty. the pairing snacks on offer were way over-priced. the setting is very charming. wine sampling cost $1.

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Thank U K
the_cairns, Owner at By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We price the snacks for cost recovery only. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in at Chadsey's on a winery tour a few days ago. Such a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Beautiful building and artwork; delicious wine and the owner was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and great stories! Favourite stop on the tour!

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the_cairns, Owner at By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the generous review. It is always good to get positive feedback, especially when we are exhausted at this time of year tying down canes. Richard More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Maybe it was the post-summer wine tour rush that caused the average experience of this winery. It was the first my partner and I had tried and even our excitement of wine tasting couldn't amp the atmosphere up. It felt like we had to lead the conversation and as I don't know much about wine, it would have been nice... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A group of us (adult siblings and spouses) visited Chadsey's Cairns last month. This was our favorite of the 4 vineyards that we visited. The gentleman who conducted the tasting was warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable, and had excellent recommendations for pairing the wine with food. I also liked the fact that they had wines that were different from wines that... More 

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Thank AllisonInBoston
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Service was terrible. The girl was more preoccupied by cutting her flyers than serving us (or other clients). Did not explain the wines, which are not even great. I was disapointed since I had read good reviews. I would not go back or would not suggest to others. Nice view though...

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Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Great little winery and it's FOR SALE for anyone who is interested !! Large barn overlooking the lake as well as an old cemetery dating back to the 1800's Great place to buy a glas and roam the old cemetery and grounds. Wine was ok but the grounds delightful.

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Thank Wings298
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Was very excited to visit this estate. When were arrived as part of a planned tour, the owner left to clean the washrooms and the person at the bar poured the smallest samples all day. She was not interested in our group and I was left with the feeling she wanted us to leave. The wine was delicious but the... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Spent a lovely day touring PCE wineries today in a limo with a group of friends. This winery was by far my favourite of the five we travelled to. I loved the picturesque and peaceful surroundings of the property and its buildings, including the big old barn where events are held and especially the lovely building where the wine tastings... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Lovely spot to visit. The apple room where they serve their wine is adorable. Friendly staff and great wine. Only thing to note, is that they charge you to taste even if you buy, but I think it's worth it. I'd love to have a party in their barn!

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