Wine Country Experience

Our Wine Country

There are plenty of ways to celebrate in this region

Plan your EPIC wine country trip in our southern Wine Country with over 14 wineries to choose from. Easily accessible from Windsor and Detroit, our proximity to the border makes for a quick getaway to wine country for those wishing not to travel far. Perfect for a day outing or overnight trip, join us for an unforgettable experience.

As Ontario’s sunniest and warmest growing region, we take pride in Essex county’s ability to ripen grapes to a high quality level. With 14 wineries in our group, you will find a diverse selection of style and varietal selection that represents the character of our terroir.

EPIC wineries together host four annual events – a fun way to experience the area. Visit for a listing of local wineries, events, and maps to find them.

The towns of Essex County have steadily added amenities. Consider Amherstburg, the closest town to the winery. With the most scenic waterfront views in the county it’s a must stop to enjoy an ice cream while taking in the boardwalk, with great restaurants to choose from. It also carries history as Fort Malden was the birthplace of Amherstburg.

Kingsville is found on the other end of wine county, with multiple restaurants and accommodations it’s a great choice for a place to stay if you like the nightlife after a day of wine touring.

Customizable Experiences

A few ideas for you to plan your trip here

Couples enjoying Sprucewood wine at restaurant
Food & Drink

With so many to choose from, we’ve added our nearby partner restaurants here!

Artisan Grill
Lord Amherst Pub
Wolfhead Distillery

Mettawas Station

Peruse some local food stands along the wine route. Essex County grows a lot of great fruit and veg and it’s available throughout the summer. Visit WindsorEats and review our local Food and Drink Guide for a more comprehensive listing of our incredible restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries, and coffee stops.

Wine tasting with Gord
Guided Tours

Leave the driving and decision making to someone else! Grapevine Tours is a local tour company who runs driving tours across the county.

Bed & Breakfast

Thinking about staying overnight? The Little White Church boutique hotel has 8 beautiful and unique rooms to choose from and is just 1km down the road. Check out some nearby bed and breakfasts such as The Lake House or Walnut Grove B & B. The lakefront is dotted with rental cottages as close as the next street over which can be found via VRBO or AirBnB. Especially for a longer stay you can’t beat having a personal beachfront to enjoy! For larger numbers of rooms – consider some unique inns in Wine Country such as The Grove (2 locations) or The Banded Goose. For those travelling al fresco – consider Lungovita beach retreat where glamping is the way to stay.

Crave city nightlife? Hotels and motels in Windsor are only a half an hour drive away from the winery.

Couple on tandem bike
Bike Rides

Bike the Wine Trail and enjoy the sprawling farmland and shoreline as you visit the Wineries. Rent a bike or ebike or bring your own to enjoy the ride.

For mountain bike enthusiasts, there are light challenge courses around the County here or nearby trails at the Libro Center in Amherstburg

For guided bike tours – have Windsor Eats take you on an EPIC bike adventure, or if staying in Windsor join a fun Friday Night Lights bike ride around town.


Kayak or canoe to or from Holiday Beach and take the scenic route along the shoreline of Lake Erie to Sprucewood Shores walk-in beachfront. For a longer and more challenging getaway, meander your way along beautiful River Canard. Bring your own or rent locally.

Bird Watching

Our Hawks Flight Series wines are a nod to the majestic Hawks that visit our property along their migration path in the fall.

The annual bird migration occurs twice per year. In the spring or fall, our waterfront location along the migration path brings us millions of birds passing overhead. Sitting on our outdoor patio is a great way to enjoy the sights.

Holiday Beach Migration Observatory is nearby and has a hawk tower that can bring you much closer to flight level of the birds.

In the spring, we recommend Point Pelee National Park as the best place to experience the influx of different bird types.


Shop til your drop in EPIC Wine Country.

EPIC Wineries are surrounded by numerous shopping districts and Windsor only 20 minutes away each with their own stores and farmers markets to explore. Visit ShopYQG for a list and maps of boutique (and large) shopping districts to enjoy.

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