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By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard

17432 Loyalist Pky, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada
+1 613-399-2992
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Authentic: A must do on a wine tour!!

This winery is just oozing with charm and history. The tasting room is over 100 years old with... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
SwampyPete
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Toronto, Canada
Wine & History

This winery was one of the most interesting stops on our tour. We heard the story of old Mr... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
Sunny1707
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Montreal, Canada
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chenin blanc” (7 reviews)
“for sale” (5 reviews)
“white wine” (3 reviews)
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17432 Loyalist Pky, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada
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+1 613-399-2992
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

This winery is just oozing with charm and history. The tasting room is over 100 years old with authentic brick and wood...much different then most of the tasting areas that are often a plank of wood across two barrels :o) There is so much to...More

Thank SwampyPete
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This winery was one of the most interesting stops on our tour. We heard the story of old Mr. Chadsey and his wife. This farm dates back 206 years and is full of tales. Just the story about old man Chadsey was well worth the...More

Thank Sunny1707
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The location is beautiful. You can see the water from the road. The wine is also spectacular. Try the Chenin Blanc! You can taste the saltiness from the lake. I crave it whenever I'm in Wellington. Also, the bubbly Pinot Noir was different in an...More

Thank Julia V
Reviewed 12 August 2015

For a number of years, By Chadsey's has been one of our favourite wineries in the County -- interesting historical setting, beautiful property, welcoming owners and other staff, and a variety of tasty wines. But last Saturday, our experience was special. We attended one of...More

Thank JLZ
Reviewed 7 August 2015

The grounds are beautiful and make for a worthwhile visit. My kids played ping pong in the barn, while I tasted some wines, so we had more time than usual to enjoy the experience. I agree with others that the tasting bar is small, but...More

Thank NFLD_Hiker
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Very scenic.... good wine.... good information with the wine tasting. The view from the barn of the lake is fabulous. History buffs will find the cemetery interesting to check out. Easy to find

Thank WendaW_14
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Feels like going to a friend's farm/orchard. Unlike the ratings, can't say it's number one, but top five for sure. Grounds make for a leisurely visit. Artwork in the tasting room is a nice touch, but the tasting bar is somewhat small. By Ontario wine...More

1  Thank must_travel_soon_10
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

From the first sip, we were blown away by the mastery of the wine maker. Going from French-style Chenin, smoothly rounded Chardonnay and vivid Riesling, our journey at chadsey's vineyard was magical. They even added original piece of art throughout the room and suggested a...More

1  Thank Joanie G
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I particularly liked the red sparking wine and chenin blanc. Lovely setting. The barn looks like a great place for parties. Very knowledgable staff. A good stop!

Thank Punches
Reviewed 5 July 2015

A beautiful winery! Richard was pleasant, knowledgeable and fun! The wines were delicious. A must visit in the County!

Thank Carolyne R
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