A wine tasting tour with Sandbanks Vacations is an unforgettable experience!
What to Expect
Without a doubt, the main attraction to county wineries is the opportunity to taste the County’s many distinctive varieties. What is unique however about the experience is the ability for wine enthusiasts to learn about and participate in the entire evolution of the wine. Regardless if you are a “newbie” or seasoned with years of wine tasting experience, you will be able to enjoy the complete process as you see the art of winemaking from beginning to end.
Escape the Ordinary with our new Fly-In Wine & Dine Tours featuring some of Prince Edward County’s finest wineries and culinary hot-spots. From Toronto Island Airport to the County and back in 1 day!
Prince Edward County Wine Tasting Tours
“Thanks again for providing a great Prince Edward County wine tasting trip! We never would have had the opportunity to meet the winemakers and plan such a great day without your help!”
The area’s charmed destinations along with its sights and flavours have made the County a celebrated culinary and vacation destination. Sandbanks Tours, a wine tour company, provides personalized private and group guided winery and wine tasting tours in Prince Edward County. Sit back and relax while enjoying wine tastings of some of the County’s best wines while touring its choice wineries. Along with classic wine tasting tours we also provide county bike wine tours.
“A must visit wine region offering unmatched Vinifera varieties, spectacular views and incomparable culinary experience”
Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County is located in south eastern part of Ontario: one hour from Kingston, two hours from Toronto and three hours from Ottawa. The County is surrounded to the north and east shores by the Bay of Quinte and to the south and west shores by Lake Ontario. Long known for its history, scenic shorelines, and friendly “County Folk”, this unique island can now boast being Eastern Canada’s newest wine destination!
“Prince Edward County is Ontario’s must visit wine region”
Enjoy the company of a knowledgeable local wine tour guide with a hands-on, fun filled wine tasting adventure around the area’s distinctive wineries, breweries, cideries and more. With Sandbanks Vacations as your guide you will leave wine country enlightened and rewarded with the perfect Prince Edward County wine tasting experience!
Sandbanks Tours Wine Tasting Tours
Sandbanks Tours provides exclusive, personalized and private wine tours in Prince Edward County Ontario’s Wine regions (Waupoos and Hillier). Whether you’re returning to visit your favourite wineries or experiencing the splendour of the County for the first time let us be your guide to our home! A Prince Edward County wine tasting tour is fun and exciting and can be enjoyed any time of the year. Regardless of whether its spring, summer or fall the county offers world class hospitality, scenic views and unforgettable culinary experiences that keep wine lovers coming back.
Prince Edward County is located in south-eastern Ontario, 190 Km east of Toronto. The County is surrounded to the north and east shores by the Bay of Quinte and to the south and west shores by Lake Ontario. Long known for its history, scenic shorelines, and friendly “County Folk”, this unique island can now boast as being Eastern Canada’s newest wine destination!
There are an endless number of ways to explore and come to understand all the County has to offer. While wineries are a popular attractions they are by no means all the County has to offer. The area’s natural beauty, artists and crafts people are at its heart and came to define it’s “County” character far before its discovery as a wine growing region. Read more
Sandbanks Vacations has a full fleet of bikes for you to explore Prince Edward County with.Prince Edward County has some of the best bike routes Canada has to offer. Along with its gorgeous setting, the area’s destinations are easily accessed and biker friendly.
If you are planning on departing from our office you are ideally situated on the edge of Bloomfield from which one can bike to Bloomfield, Picton, the Sandbanks Provincial park as well as many other area destinations.
Prince Edward County is a must if your choice in vacation destinations is based either on food or wine. The area offers an unmatched combination of locally produced food and wine along with a host of internationally qualified chefs to prepare it for you. We assure you, the result is worth savoring
Once know as the “Garden of Canada” Prince Edward County has a deeply rooted agricultural community. In times now long past the area canned over a third of the produce supplied to Canadians and was a major supplier for Cheese (Black River Cheese or Fifth Town Cheese ).
The area is now know as a culinary desitnation in large part due to the over thirty wineries and countless vineyards that sprawl mainly its Waupoos and Hillier regions. Reflective of its now broadly recognized success as a culinary destination the area boasts various cherished and heralded restaurants.
Restaurants and Cafe’s
Included in this list of fine dining establishments are Blumens Garden Bistro, East and Main Bistro , Portabella on Main, Angéline’s, The Devonshire, The Merrill Inn and the Bloomfield Carriage House.
In addition to these fine dining establishments the county has a handful of great Cafes (Miss Lilly’s, Chesterfields, The Tall Poppy Cafe) and family restaurants (The Williams Family Diner, Gus’s Family Restaurant and the Island Family Restaurant to name a few)
Of course there are countless more that could make these lists but these are the ones that come to mind! (Suggestions? Please Email!)
Trails and Events
The most popular way to explore the flavors of the “County” is via the popular Taste Trail (tastetrail.ca), the annual celebration of regional cuisine Taste (www.tastecelebration.ca), the spring and fall culinary celebration County-licous (countylicious.ca) or the annual celebration of maple syrup, Maple in the County (www.mapleinthecounty.ca).
These flavourful ways to explore the County are wonderfully complemented by the Arts Trail (artstrail.ca) and Studio Tour in September (pecstudiotour.com) which showcase some of the best regional artists.
Prince Edward County is a hot spot for artists who have chosen the area to escape the rush of cities like Toronto and Montreal. The area now hosts and is a destination for a variety of artists whose chosen art forms include photography, painting, pottery, sculpting, quilting, glass blowing and print making to name but a few.
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