A County Experience
A County Experience
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Exceptional tours of Prince Edward County that are now conducted where you are staying as well as unique driving tours. Personally run by the owner who has extensive knowledge of the wineries, breweries and cider houses as well as the amazing history of the County, you will experience a truly unique and memorable tour. Three tour offerings: Large group tasting (8-14) takes approximately 4 1/2 hours and includes 15-17 tastings. Smaller group tasting ( 2-6) takes approximately 2 hours and includes 7-8 tastings. Driving tour(up to 4 people) Usually around 5 hours, customized to what you would like to experience.
Milford, Ontario, Canada

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2024

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cehillier
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Chris's recommendations for us were spot on! His expertise about that area made mini-honeymoon so carefree, tailored to our interests (mainly wind/cider, cheese, hikes, and beaches), and a celebration of all the best local PEC destinations. I'd recommend his help in building an itinerary to anyone venturing to Prince Edward County, especially for their first visit. Thank you Chris!
Written August 12, 2020
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Jules P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
This was a first getaway for my fiancé and I since the pandemic began! We have traveled to the area in the past but since we were traveling with a child, our travels did not include exploring the wineries. This time it was just the two of us and we had an amazing few days away!

I scheduled this wine tour about a month in advance with Chris and he was very responsive from the start. I offered to pay before the tour or even a deposit but he suggested paying once the tour was completed. Normally I am used to paying a deposit to secure a reservation but there was absolutely no concern with Chris!

He picked us up shortly before 11am this past Sunday Sept 19, 2021. He was dressed professionally and had the kindest demeanor that we knew from the start that spending the day with Chris would be a great and unique experience. He asked us questions regarding our choice for wines (good or bad...lol), ciders, breweries, distilleries but our preference was 100% wine. From there we took a wonderful tour of the county and visited 6 wineries!

1) Keint-he Winery & Vineyards
2) By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery
3) Morandin Wines
4) Hinterland Wine Company
5) Lighthall Vineyards
6) Exultet Estates

The wine we sampled at each winery was incredible and all of these were new wines to us. We were impressed with Chris's knowledge of the county so that he could introduce us to these amazing wineries that could very easily be overlooked if you didn't have someone of Chris's caliber guiding your tour. We even met the owners of some of the wineries and the love of wine is real in PEC.

Chris was very thoughtful throughout our afternoon and provided us with water and snacks. He also provided options throughout our day which directed us to Lighthall Vineyards so that we could enjoy some of their homemade cheese - we bought them all!

We learned a lot about PEC this past Sunday and will be enjoying several bottles of wine from these wines over the next year except for some that should be left a while longer! Thank you Chris for absolutely spectacular day! We hope to see you again soon!

Julie and Thomas
Written September 21, 2021
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Thank you for an amazing review. You two made my afternoon very enjoyable. Rare that I get to show off just wines and it allowed me to catch up with some old friends at a few of the wineries. I do hope you will be back and I would love to have the opportunity to show you more of the County’s best! Cheers Ps…can’t wait to to try the egg rolls.
Written September 21, 2021
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Eric
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Two couples celebrating two birthdays, our first time in PEC and first wine tour. We came across Chris' website and it really resonated with us. We didn't just want a designated driver to drop us off at wineries, we wanted a tour guide. We asked Chris for a tour to wineries off the beat and path and he absolutely delivered. The tour took us to 3 wineries, 2 breweries and one cidery and exceeded all our expectations. Chris had great stories and and personalized insights for every location. He even brought us homemade pastries from his neighbor's bakery as a snack for the tour. Chris also "made a phone call" to ensure the weather cooperated for the duration of the tour :) Highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to learn more about PEC, wine making and even where to buy a winery.
Written September 25, 2021
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Great day with 2 great couples. While they enjoyed their tour, I really enjoyed the afternoon with new friends! Hope to see them again next season. Cheers
Written September 26, 2021
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Allison J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Our afternoon with Chris was perfect from introduction to goodbyes. The level of professionalism and hospitality can't be beat and was well worth the spend. Chris opens car doors, provides bottled water, and umbrellas for the rainy day. You can tell that Chris has a personal relationship with the wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries because everyone knows him by name and we feel like VIPs. He knows which samples are worth tasting, and can tell the story of each. Spending an afternoon with Chris made us feel like family because he will happily share his stories. His knowledge of the area and the industry really added to how much we enjoyed our day.
Written May 22, 2022
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What a great afternoon, although the weather didn’t co-operate the tour stops went out of their way to make the visits enjoyable. My guests really appreciated the choices of wine, unusual beer, awesome cider and finishing with a tasting and cocktails at our distillery. What a way to celebrate their third anniversary! Thanks for the great review!
Written May 24, 2022
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Tess
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Wow. Chris hosted us for an unforgettable tour! He was attentive and professional from the first communication, showed up promptly and was full of fun stories. We went with two couples and Chris created a customized tour for us after asking a few questions about our interests. We honestly couldn't have tailored it better and we absolutely loved each spot. He went above and beyond with his service, also recommending great spots for us to visit the following day (which we also loved!), and he was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with.
Written June 28, 2021
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Thank you for your great tripadvisor review. The four of you were a real pleasure to spend an afternoon with. I think I enjoyed the day as much as you did. I look forward to seeing you again! Cheers
Written July 1, 2021
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Galen Woods
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
My partner and I (both mid 20s) absolutely loved our entire tour with Chris. The customization he does with you a week out really helps make it your own. We loved that it felt so personal and private, while at the same time we learned so much from him and experienced exactly what we wanted from PEC. I think if we'd gone it alone we wouldn't have known what to pick or what to do in a day.
Chris took us to a winery (Sugarbush), a brewery for flight tastings (Gillingham), an alpaca farm, a lavendar farm, and a distillery (Kinsip). Every single venue was absolutely stunning and you would want to soak it all in forever. It was genuinely hard to decide which of the places we went to was our favourite! The entire time Chris would give us some history on what we were experiencing. Honestly, the entire day couldn't have gone any better.
Written July 14, 2021
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Thanks for your comments! You two were a pleasure to spend an afternoon with. I’m glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope that we can do it again. There is so much to experience in the County! Thanks again!
Written July 14, 2021
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Steph V
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I was invited to my cousin's bachelorette party in Prince Edward County. We rented a house and when I heard we were having a wine tour brought to us... I was intrigued. I've never heard of a service like this before!! We were all in for a pleasant surprise. Chris came with way more variety to try than I have ever got at a wine tour in Niagara, but he also came with good humour and impressive stories! We all had great laughs and learned so much about the county and the businesses within it. I'm not from the county, but I am definitely returning, especially to visit some of the places where my fave wines of the day come from. Book Chris, you cannot go wrong. He takes his time to answer questions, keeps everyone engaged and even quizzes you AND YES there are prizes! Thanks for the awesome day - We will be booking again!
Written May 7, 2023
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The group was so much fun to share my knowledge with. It was a beautiful day and having the ability to just sit back and enjoy the tastings in the comfort of the air B&B, I think made the whole event that much more enjoyable for everyone. Thank you for the great review!
Written May 9, 2023
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Anik35
Saint Georges, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
A real customized, exclusive tour! Chris took us to the lest travelled East part of PEC wine county, to these small, «quality over quantity » family owned wineries . He really got what we were looking for and from there, it was an all included trip to great wines, passionate wine makers, along with his tremendous knowledge about the perks and quirks of the area. And since he knows everybody and evrybody knows him, all the tour happens in this really friendly ambiance and we were greeted as old friends in every location. This tour is a must!
Written October 2, 2021
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What an afternoon! I managed to have one of the best winemakers in the County take a break from crushing his grapes to treat my guests to barrel tasting some of his amazing wines. Great that they appreciated the quality of our County’s wines. I look forward to their next visit as there is just so much to experience, you need more than one tour to take it all in. Cheers
Written October 3, 2021
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sakinafatehi
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Chris was a great guide and really designed our tour with the best spots to show us what the county had to offer. We really enjoyed the ride and all our conversations with him through the afternoon. Learning about the history of the county, the wineries and winemakers and getting to taste some unusual beers were some of my favorite parts. We also had a tasting at Loch Mor cider and the mulled cider was such a treat.
Also, for an en route snack, he got us some delicious chocolate croissants made by a local bakery in Milford which we would've otherwise not gone out of our way to get. 100% recommend those over chips! Haha!
Would recommend A County Experience to anyone looking to experience some spots that are off the beaten path and are genuinely producing unique stuff!
Written December 7, 2021
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What a great way to finish 2021! Adam and Trudy’s first visit to the County. Even with the terrible weather they had a chance to visit some of the truly unique venues during their 4 hour tour…..and how could anyone not enjoy the chocolate croissants made fresh that day by our new bakery in the County called PECish located in Milford. Thank you for making my last tour of the year special. Next time there will be many more places to visit, wines, beers and cider to try! Cheers
Written December 15, 2021
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Eliza Jane F
Ballybofey, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We went on a really enjoyable and customized wine tour with Chris on our honeymoon. He was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. We enjoyed his local stories and appreciated the custim unique itinerary he made for us which included wine, cheese, and cider. It was a real highlight of our time in Prince Edward County! We would highly recommend him!
Note: our tour was summer 2021, but Trip Advisor wouldn't let us go back that far.
Written October 9, 2022
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I want to thank you for taking the time to write your review given your tour was a long time ago. I am so glad you enjoyed it and that you included me as part of your honeymoon! Hope that you might consider another one with me for one of your anniversaries! Cheers Chris
Written October 10, 2022
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