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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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Love this winery!

Great selection of wines produced from county grown grapes. No imports needed! Warm and welcoming... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beausoliel
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Ontario, Canada
via mobile
Richard makes it great

Richard ran through a tasting with us. He was fantastic, fun and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed his... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
angecat
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Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
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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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“for sale” (5 reviews)
“white wine” (3 reviews)
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17432 Loyalist Pky, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of wines produced from county grown grapes. No imports needed! Warm and welcoming - sign up for newsletter profiling new releases and events well worth it!

Thank Beausoliel
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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.

Thank angecat
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank U K
the_cairns, Owner at By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

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

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!

Thank bkezard
the_cairns, Owner at By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

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

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...More

Thank Carly L
Reviewed 3 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....More

Thank AllisonInBoston
Reviewed 4 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...More

3  Thank NovemberFox
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Wings298
Reviewed 11 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...More

5  Thank SteveP1979
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank BahiaDelray
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