Domaine Darius
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Mauro F
181 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
Absolutely charming winery, host/owner told some vintage stores and explained the wines perfectly, listing to her was mesmerizing and delightful, the Pinot Noir was nice and earthy. Will definitely be back.
Written October 8, 2022
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François-Etienn... C
38 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Amazing wine. Amazing experience. Glad we added this stop on our wine tour. Without a doubt, one of our favorites in Prince Edward County!
Written October 2, 2022
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RandomSkierDude
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
This is a lovely little winery tucked away in a slightly less traveled part of Prince Edward County. The owners and winemakers limit their output to small batches of a few varietals and blends, but what’s offered is quite outstanding and done with tremendous care and attention to detail. Wine tastings are a great experience, as Dave G. himself would share his consummate knowledge of wine and lore. There is a lovely garden filled with flowers and eclectic sculptures to linger in. Highly recommended for a visit.
Written August 5, 2022
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Ed Lehming
3 contributions
May 2022
Absolutely my favourite winery in the county. Joni does an incredible job explaining the wines and their profiles. The wines are so sought after that supply can run short later in the season, so if you find one you like, I suggest purchasing multiples.

I am in love with David's Red Cuvee. Perhaps the BEST Canadian red wine I have ever experienced. Since the first bottle I purchased in 2016, every subsequent year has been wonderful. It's my go-to wine for special occasions.
Written July 1, 2022
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Kevin Aguanno
Port Perry, Canada17 contributions
Sep. 2020
Invisible from the road, this winery is set well back down a long gravel driveway. Just turn at the sign and follow the trail -- don't worry, you're not in the wrong place. The driveway is narrow as it passes through some trees, so if someone is coming the other way, one of you will have to back out to a place where there is room to pull over and let the others pass.

A beautiful setting with immaculately maintained gardens, this is perfect for a picnic or going for a walk while tasting some wine. The owner said she encourages people to bring their own food to pair with tastings but that they do not offer food on the property. They also do not accept buses, limos, bicycle tours, or groups for tastings, according to the owner.

Almost sold out of stock, there were only three wines available for purchase. Due to COVID considerations, they were not offering tastings per se; rather, you could buy a bottle and sample some from your own bottle before leaving, if you wish, but no tastings in advance of purchase.

We were met by one of the owners (the wife of the winemaker) who was very knowledgeable and talked at length on several winery and wine-related topics. However, she did not make an effort to ask about us and our own knowledge of wine and wine making, so spent a lot of time covering very fundamental topics that were not of interest to us. She tries to be very charming and sophisticated; however, she comes across as arrogant and harshly opinionated. I found her comments a bit grating at times. One couple waiting behind us for their turn at the table left in frustration with one mumbling that they found her "too snooty" for their liking.

While we still bought 7 bottles of three wines (without having tasted them first), we did so based on the recommendation of someone we trusted from another winery, not based on our 10-minute one-on-one conversation with the owner. If it were just based on our conversation with her, we would have empty-handed as well.

Still, the gardens are beautiful and worth seeing and a short stroll in the vineyard is quite worth the time.
Written September 23, 2020
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Heather
Belleville, Canada20 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Friends
Joni was absolutely incredible, I wasn’t able to taste the wine as they are trying to be safe during COVID. But Joni’s explanation of the Cuvée and the Chardonnay sold me right away. This is an incredible example of a small winery in the county
Written August 20, 2020
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Veronica025_10
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Family
Love the wine and the beautiful property. The service was subliminal. Would go back anytime. The owner make us Feel like we were family.
Written July 23, 2020
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Nat_cori
Brossard, Canada34 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
A great experience. Very personalized tasting and filled with excellent details about the wine making process. A unique visit with lovely wine!
Written September 15, 2019
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GenSAQC
Sainte-Adele, Canada70 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Friends
Wonderful winery off the beaten tracks; small batch production; lovely tasting (especially the Pinot Noir & Gewurtztraminer) with Ms. Gilligham (the winemaker's wife) who explained everything at length and toured us through the vineyard and allowed us to relax in her beautiful garden.
Written July 18, 2019
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Christian J
Belleville, Canada1,178 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Three of us travelled by bicycle north of Wellington and we saw the sign at Wilson Road. We rode the long driveway to the winery and liked it instantly. Outside we spoke for a while with Dave Gillingham, the co-owner and winemaker. What a wealth of knowledge. Then we experienced with his wife Joan a wonderful wine tasting. She beautifully explained the different wines and we enjoyed very much her passion. And - all four wines, we tasted, were superb. Especially their Gewuertztraminer. It was phenomenal! Unfortunately I took only one photo. Probably to much "distracted" by the whole experience. We will definitively come back in a few weeks.
Written June 23, 2019
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