Robert Bell's Wines of Canada

Harwood Estate Vineyards

18908 Loyalist Parkway
Hillier, Ontario
K0K 2J0, Canada

 

Prince Edward County is an island on the north shore of Lake Ontario, characterized by a rural lifestyle with an urban flavour. Prince Edward County includes the population centres of Picton and Wellington and the communities of Bloomfield,Consecon, Hillier, Salmon Point, Sophiasburgh,and WaupoosWaupoos Island. The county has become on of the major wine producing regions in Ontario. With a number of wineries located around Hillier.

Prince Edward County is an extraordinary birding location with the highest concentration and abundance of migratory birds anywhere on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario. Even with the backdrop of all The County's hypnotic natural beauty, the birding alone ranks it as a National Treasure to protect and cherish.

Most of these wineries are the smaller family owned wineries worth visiting. One such winery is Harwood Estate Vineyards; Canada’s only full-time, completely solar-powered winery. The winery is owned by Kerry Wicks

The vineyards sits atop one of the high-points of Prince Edward County, in the long, undulating hills at the western entrance to Canada's newest Designated Viticultural Area. The sixty-seven acre estate lies just north of the village of Hillier. Current plantings include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, St. Laurent and Gewürztraminer.

The  tasting room is situated inside the working winery between their three vineyards. In the summer you can enjoy a glass of wine on the patio, idyllically overlooking the vineyards and pond. In the colder months a nice warm fireplace heats the Tasting Room.

In 2020 Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis announced that Harwood Estate Vineyards will receive $100,000 from FedDev Ontario’s Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF) to establish rental accommodations on site.Harwood Estate is now expanding to offer customers a new, unique tourism experience through rental cabins that will allow tourists to stay on-site, maximizing culinary and ecotourism experiences, while encouraging more visitors to the region, year-round.

Harwood Estate 2017 Pinot Gris won silver at the Ontario Wine Awards 2019

Prince Edward County

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