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...