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    2018 - The best Maple Season in years!

    Grapes aren't all we grow in Prince Edward County. The County has long been Ontario's fertile farmland. We can grow tomatoes here that are almost unbelievably delicious.  And just take a look around your local grocery store for any number of famous County grain products (Prince Edward County Rye Bread is an all-time best-seller).  Then...there's that brief but joyous moment in the year when winter starts to fade into spring and our Maple trees yawn and stretch. We have a quite famous event around this time each year. It's called Maple in The County.

    Click/Tap for a map of locations & events

    Click/Tap for the Maple website

    Aside from serving maple crepes as wine-pairings in our Tasting Room on Maple Weekend, we also trot-out a special Maple-mini-cocktail made with our Gold Medal winning dessert wine Just Desserts.  We call it...

    People are always asking why we don't serve the Maple Flame all year.  Well, it's because we only make it with real, fresh Prince Edward County Maple Syrup and that only happens once a year.

    Introducing Harwood Case Pricing

    Introducing Harwood Case Pricing

    Introducing special Harwood case pricing. When you purchase twelve wines of a single varietal while visiting our Tasting Room, we only charge for eleven. So plan that perfect party or stock up the wine cellar! We've got something to celebrate!

     

     

    Discovery Days - Pinot Gris 2015

    Discovery Days - Pinot Gris 2015

    Discovery Days will shine the spotlight on a featured Harwood wine each month or so. To begin, we've chosen our famous blue-bottled Pinot Gris 2015

    Discovery Days price $16 (reg. $18)

    Case price $176 (reg. $216)

    There's more to Discover about Harwood Pinot Gris 2015... 

    1. White wine from a red grape!

    You'd probably guess Pinot Gris was a white wine from the name (Gris = grey). But it's actually made from a purple-red grape. To make a white wine from these grapes, the juice is pressed away from the skins instantly. However, a cold soak overnight with the skins can impart some colour. This process, known as 'Vin Gris', is exactly what our winemaker chose to do and is also why our Pinot Gris 2015 has a lovely, soft, peachy hue.

    2. First off the vine!

    Pinot Gris matures rather quickly, so it's generally the first European grape to be picked. Harvest usually commences late-September and allows for us to capture the perfect balance of natural sugar, minerality and acidity, all of which brings out the bright orchard fruit flavours we love in our Pinot Gris 2015

    3. A grape by many other names

    What is the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio? Simply put, there really isn't one. Winemaking styles may differ between geographical locations but both styles are made from the same grape family. Harwood's Pinot Gris 2015 is very traditional with it's presentation of orchard fruit and vibrant minerality on the palate.

    Interested in trying our Pinot Gris 2015? It's available for tasting daily between 11 AM and 6 PM in our Hillier Tasting room. We invite you to take one home to discover with friends or family. During Discovery Days, we're offering our Pinot Gris 2015 for a limited time only at $16 (reg. $18); case price $176 (reg. $216); case prices in-store only.

     

     

    Celebrating 10 Years at Harwood

    Celebrating 10 Years at Harwood

    The Harwood family always dreamt of owning a vineyard. That dream became reality when they became proud owners of their own mile-long slice of paradise in Prince Edward County, Ontario, complete with 5-acres of already planted grapevines. Birthdate: Canada Day 2007.

    In the next couple of years, many more vines were planted and a winery was built. One sunny November day in 2009 the doors opened to the Harwood's first in-the-winery tasting room. It was, and still is, the only year-round solar-powered winery in Canada.

    Jump forward to July 2017 and Harwood is celebrating 10 years on Canada's 150th year!

    We now have over 20-acres of vineyards, multiple awards on both current and past vintages, wine available in many LCBO stores and even more fine Ontario grocery stores. In July 2017 we'll be opening a beautiful new Wine Tasting Barn.

    The plans go even farther into the future. We'll soon break ground on a small village of guest accommodations and an event space overlooking our north and south vineyards from a picture perfect hill top right in the heart of the Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. And--this is very exciting--we've begun the process of exporting our fine Ontario wines to the rest of the world.

    The Harwood's and our family of grape growers, winemakers and famously-friendly Tasting Room hosts would like to thank you for your appreciation of our wines and for helping us grow into the winery we are today.

    We're looking forward to our next 10-years of trying new things and showing the real beauty of Ontario wines and we hope you'll enjoy them with us...

    Cheers! Santé!