Wineries & Cidery

Huron County has a rich history of fruit production. A century ago, our backroads were lined with orchards laden with apples, peaches, pears, plums, and cherries. You can still taste this heritage in our exciting and innovative wines. Every richly textured, fruit-forward bottle of Huron County red, white, or rosé will make you look at Ontario wine in a whole new way.

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Wine & Cider

Courtesy of 2nd Streetlight Estate Winery

2nd Streetlight Estate Winery

36594 Huron Road, Clinton

After a decades old love of Goderich, luck would have it for owners Sahadev Banerjee and Shannon Natuik when, after three years of searching, they found a spot to set up shop. After giving the overgrown property some much needed love and care, they planted the five different vines of Cabernet Franc, Baco Noir, Vidal, Chardonnay and Riesling. In 2017, the manufacturing side of their business was complete, while the retail side opened in the summer of 2019.

Courtesy of Bayfield Berry Farm

Bayfield Berry Farm

77697 Orchard Line, Bayfield

Established in 2001, Bayfield Berry Farm has continued to grow each year since – including becoming increasingly more and more sustainable. As of 2020, in addition to its well-beloved baked goods, fresh produce, jams and preserves, the family operated business now offers an exciting collection of fruit wines, ciders, wine coolers and schnapps.

Courtesy of Cornerfield Wine Co.

Cornerfield Wine Co.

74444 Bluewater Highway, Bayfield

The farm on which Cornerfield Wine Co. Winery sits is steeped in tradition, it being over 175 years old, so, too, is the winemaking process the Durand Family uses in their half dozen wine offerings.  Thanks to Huron County’s unique terroir, a cool climate, with nutrient-rich soil, Cornerfield Wine Co. is able to achieve a complex, yet delicate flavor, able to satisfy all palates.

Courtesy of Dark Horse Estate Winery

Dark Horse Estate Winery

70665 B Line, Grand Bend

After the success of their electrical company, J.M.R. Electric, John and Sue Ann Rasenberg set their sights on another business venture, one which would combine her love of wine and his of his community – Dark Horse Estate Winery was born. Alongside their daughter and son-in-law, the winery oversees over 22,000 vines (consisting of such varieties as Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Baco Noir, Vidal, and Marquette) and accommodates large scaled events, with the help of their 31,000 square foot facility.

Courtesy of East Street Cider Co.

East Street Cider Co.

130 East Street, Goderich

After standing the test of time over the last 165 years, the former Runciman Foundry, now home to East Street Cider Co., is sure to stand for many more years to come, thanks to the success of David Alyward and Ellen McManus. With a combination of 100% Ontario apples, innovative ideas, and a traditional atmosphere, the partners have managed to craft an easy-drinking cider that all can enjoy.

Courtesy of Maelstrom Winery

Maelstrom Winery

78925 Sanctuary Line, Seaforth

The Landsborough family, consisting of Catherine, Jim, and their two sons, paved the way for wineries in Huron County, by establishing the first in the county. Today, the family produces over a dozen different wines! For those undecided about which wine to try, they offer their Maelstrom Wine Club – which offers seasonal shipments of their award-winning wines and ciders.

Courtesy of Schatz Winery, Hessenland Inn

Schatz Winery, Hessenland Inn

72981 Bluewater Highway, Zurich

After having perfected the accommodation side of Hessenland Inn, over the course of almost 30 years, the Ihrig family was ready to add a new facet to their business by laying the vines in 2015 for the eventual Schatz Winery. With all hands on deck, the family carried out their first harvest in October 2017, producing such fan favourites as Frontenac Blanc and Petite Pearl.

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