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Trail Estate Winery

416 Benway Rd, Hillier, Ontario K0K 2J0, Canada
+1 647-233-8599
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Great little gem in the county

Participated on a Sip & cycle tour this month and the Trail estates was our first stop. Winemaker... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
kberry42
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Russell, Canada
Fantastic Wine, Some Quite Unique, Informative Visit

We visited yesterday for the first time and will certainly come back. We were warmly greeted and... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Tracy P
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Toronto, Ontario
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Our focus is single varietal, vineyard-focussed wines. Our process is minimalist. Our wines are uncompromising and rich with character and structure. Winemaker Mackenzie Brisbois employs wild-ferments whenever possible for their ability to build palate texture - whether it be a complex, soulful Unfiltered Chardonnay or knife-edge Skin- or Barrel-Fermented Riesling. Our category-defying Pet Nat Sparkling is completely Unfined and Unfiltered. No one wine or vintage is ever the same (nor should they be). Each wine tells the story of the site and vintage with unabashed honesty and freshness. Visit our newly-opened warm, modern, tasting space and try for yourself!
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416 Benway Rd, Hillier, Ontario K0K 2J0, Canada
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Participated on a Sip & cycle tour this month and the Trail estates was our first stop. Winemaker Mackenzie was there and she shared 4 wines with us. The information and time she took to explain each wine was fantastic. I can honestly say it...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We visited yesterday for the first time and will certainly come back. We were warmly greeted and welcomed by Mackenzie (Winemaker) even though she was helping other visitors. Once we had our turn, she was engaging, friendly, informative. She was very open and honest about...More

1  Thank Tracy P
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Super quiet and small place but very nice. This is a young winery, about 4 years. This place offers four tastings for 7$. It was the only place that we visited that offered that. Also, they offered some crackers which was fantastic. It is a...More

2  Thank Caroline T
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The young lady doing the wine servings was amazing - she took all sorts of time to walk through the wine with us and explain about the region. i enjoyed most of their wine. The building is attractive, great artwork inside.

1  Thank Yvonne H
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Stopped here as the last stop of the day - even though it was right before closing, service was friendly and very knowledgeable. Flights were ripe with choices - tons of variety and vintages, all of which I tried were delicious. This place needs a...More

3  Thank BROWMI
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

A stone's throw from the Millenium trail, this winery was a great stop on our biking tour of PEC. There were two gentlemen at the tasting bar who took the time to explain how each wine had been crafted. It was like taking a crash...More

4  Thank debBedard4411
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

While the staff was excellent I really wasn't blown away by the location, tasting room or the wines. Again for me this is a budding new winery that needs time to mature. Their wine maker does a natural method of leaving the skins on the...More

Thank Raynman M
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Disappointed in the young man that did the wine tasting tour. Did not have the demeanor for the hospitality business. The lady was fine. It lacked the extra care that most of the other wineries offer. No crackers were offered and no food pairings or...More

1  Thank Sheilagh B
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Trail Estate was the last winery my friends and I visited on a Saturday afternoon wine tour, and it was the absolute best way to end our day. The staff, the wine, the views - phenomenal. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, as well as every...More

3  Thank prettypickles
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

Upon arriving at Trail Estate we were greeted by the charming proprietor, Anton Sproll. He couldn't have been more inviting, and we thoroughly enjoyed our 20 minutes in his company. This is an ambitious little winery and we couldn't get enough of their creations during...More

3  Thank jameskul
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