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“Eclectic Character and Setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard
17432 Loyalist Pkwy, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada
+1 613-399-2992
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Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Wellington
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Owner description: 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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“Eclectic Character and Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Stop here for an interesting chat and a fun visit and a drink of wine. Our host shared some local anecdotes and told us about the wines, the process, and their volunteer events. He also talked about a few simple pairings. The tasting room is charming and showcases local artists. Check out the barn and the schedule of events too!

We spent about an hour here but you could spend two if you wanted to take photos of the scenery, barns, cemetery, or you might enjoy a few moments sitting in the shade. A small tour bus came through just ahead of us, but we were still treated wonderfully (which is not always the case).

If you really like it, you can stay in the farm house.

Visited May 2012
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“Lovely winery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Be sure to stop here on a wine tour. Lovely setting with sheep grazing and an old barn and cemetery on the site. The buidling housing the wine tasting is unique, quaint and I have always been served graciously by the hosts. Well worth a visit.

Visited June 2011
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“A Lovely Spot in the County”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Although I don't drink, this is a lovely spot to visit. It is well laid out and the staff is friendly and I believe the product is wonderful.

Visited September 2011
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“Unique Winery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

This is a unique estate winery located on a loyalist farm complete with a wonderful pioneer cemetary. I've enjoyed a number of their wines including their Reislings.

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“Most picturesque vineyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

If you have a camera, this is the best of the county vineyards to visit. There is an beautiful and really old cemetery, a really fabulous barn that looks out to Lake Ontario and the tasting building is beautiful.

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