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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 property and lovely hosts

We toured around quite a few different wineries in PEC and Chadsey's was our favourite. It has a... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2015
Toronto, Canada
Small winery with a story about every wine

Small winery where you meet the owners/winemakers. Stories behind every bottle of wine in from this... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Ottawa, Canada
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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 2 November 2015

We toured around quite a few different wineries in PEC and Chadsey's was our favourite. It has a beautiful property with a cute schoolhouse (where you can do tastings). The owners were there and we chatted with them for a bit and then we walked...More

Thank dardar14
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Small winery where you meet the owners/winemakers. Stories behind every bottle of wine in from this century old property. Beautiful old buildings including one which has been turned into a music barn for concerts. Good tasting wine!

Thank jwr955
Reviewed 9 September 2015

A beautiful place with lots of history. The owner was very entertaining and brilliant the way he told us the history of this winery. We will re-visit this one again.

Thank Colette T
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely little vineyard. The tasting room is really pretty with a lovely view from the deck over the vines. A lovely place to taste the wines which were pretty good too! The owner was a great host.

Thank batman071
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Follow the gravel drive and park in the open field with handicap parking is near the barn. Picnic tables under the trees for those that need a quiet break. The tasting room is in an old quaint rustic building with beautiful old floors and the...More

Thank MSGulfCoast1951
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This winery is just oozing with charm and history. The tasting room is over 100 years old with authentic brick and wood...much different then most of the tasting areas that are often a plank of wood across two barrels :o) There is so much to...More

Thank SwampyPete
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This winery was one of the most interesting stops on our tour. We heard the story of old Mr. Chadsey and his wife. This farm dates back 206 years and is full of tales. Just the story about old man Chadsey was well worth the...More

Thank Sunny1707
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The location is beautiful. You can see the water from the road. The wine is also spectacular. Try the Chenin Blanc! You can taste the saltiness from the lake. I crave it whenever I'm in Wellington. Also, the bubbly Pinot Noir was different in an...More

Thank Julia V
Reviewed 11 August 2015

For a number of years, By Chadsey's has been one of our favourite wineries in the County -- interesting historical setting, beautiful property, welcoming owners and other staff, and a variety of tasty wines. But last Saturday, our experience was special. We attended one of...More

Thank JLZ
Reviewed 7 August 2015

The grounds are beautiful and make for a worthwhile visit. My kids played ping pong in the barn, while I tasted some wines, so we had more time than usual to enjoy the experience. I agree with others that the tasting bar is small, but...More

Thank NFLD_Hiker
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