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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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Maybe it was the post-summer wine tour rush that caused the average experience of this winery. It... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Carly L
Toronto, Canada
Wonderful wine and charming host

A group of us (adult siblings and spouses) visited Chadsey's Cairns last month. This was our... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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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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17432 Loyalist Pky, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada
+1 613-399-2992
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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

4  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

6  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
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Lovely spot to visit. The apple room where they serve their wine is adorable. Friendly staff and great wine. Only thing to note, is that they charge you to taste even if you buy, but I think it's worth it. I'd love to have a...More

Thank Furstinline
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Despite it being off season, we popped in for a quick visit and were immediately impressed. The wine tasting room is in a charming wee heritage building and the owners stories will stay with us. Best of all, after visiting several wineries in the county,...More

Thank Margse2
the_cairns, Owner at By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2016

It was a lovely review to receive and I just wanted to send a note of thanks for the kind words.

Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I love the wine from here. Be sure to try the red sparkling wine - it's always a big hit. The owner is so friendly and takes the time to explain the wine to you. The tastings are cheaper than many other nearby wineries too.

1  Thank Ardyn N
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We have visited By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vinyard every time that we have been to the County (maybe 4x every year). The wine is absolutely delicious and the hosts are lovely. The views are stunning - but one of the most intriguing parts of...More

Thank luckyduck_307
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