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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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Beautiful setting

First stop on day two of our Prince Edward County wine tour. When we first drove in we saw the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
Wrong day?

My husband and I stopped in as recommended by a local. Other folks were there and said they were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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17432 Loyalist Pky, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada
+1 613-399-2992
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First stop on day two of our Prince Edward County wine tour. When we first drove in we saw the graveyard which is interesting but a little weird as well. When then parked and walked up to an old brick school house where you sample...More

Thank OChristtawa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in as recommended by a local. Other folks were there and said they were not the owners but she would be back soon. I introduced ourselves and asked what she could share with us. Very rude- very dismissive. Ignores us...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Chadsey's for many years. Always enjoyed their wines - in fact it has continued to improve over the years. Very nice tasting building. Worth taking a look at the old cemetery as you walk down the entranceway lane. We attended a...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a quaint winery to visit this is it. This is a beautiful location that is very majestic with its apple house tasting room takes you back in time. It has a very tranquil deck to enjoy your wine and taste...More

Thank Valerie W
the_cairns, Owner at By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank your for the kind review. Hope you can come back to visit again. Richard

Reviewed 1 August 2017

My fiance and I were touring Prince Edward County and area wineries, and this was one of the places we chose to visit. We were really glad that we did! It wasn't busy, so the owner was able to be very attentive. He was kind...More

1  Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I will start with a caveat - we arrived 10 mins before closing. However, we were 5 women who wanted to buy wine. Two issues - clearly not interested in us being there and no willingness to speak about the wines themselves. Overall, we were...More

Thank cmh69d
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Quick stop at a winery we had visited before. It was busy and the two staff working in the tasting room were talking extensively to people doing/planning to taste. We like the wine and the old barn where they hold musical events according to a...More

Thank PatE57
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Winemaker Vida and her husband are well known among Ontario's finest wineries. She was classically trained by an internationally famous winemaker and makes thoughtful choices on everything she bottles. We were especially taken with her Rosessence Rosé. Wanting to move on from this "retirement job,"...More

Thank BrantfordMark
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for a quick stop while touring the county. Excellent service, beautiful setting and tasty vino. One of our top 3 county wineries for sure.

Thank Escape_The_Snow_11
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best wines!! Beautiful spot by the water. The wine maker was fabulous. She was friendly, honest, funny, and a damn good maker of wines! Bought 5 bottles, everyone different from the other. Thank you for a delightful afternoon.

Thank yvonnebV4112JL
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