Winery Hours

May 1 to Nov 1, daily 11AM to 6PM
Nov 2 to Dec 15, daily 11AM to 5PM
Jan 1 to Apr 30, Sat & Sun 11AM to 5PM
Otherwise by appointment.


Recent News

Hot Sellers:

Two of our recent releases, the 2013 Pinot Noir VQA PEC and the Pinot Gris cuivré VQA PEC have sold out quickly. These wines were very popular and were the favourites of many of the restaurants that feature our wines. We are sad to see them go! A 2015 Pinot Gris cuivré will be released later this year, but will be a very small and special release (about 30 cases) due to the frost we suffered that year. Our winemaker feels it may be the best wine of this type he has made so, if you are interested in acquiring it, please email us info@stannersvineyard.ca and we will put you on the list.

New Releases and New Award:

We have just released our 2014 Chardonnay VQA PEC made with 100% PEC grapes, mostly our own, which we feel is an excellent representative of what County Chardonnays can achieve. Wine critic John Szabo wrote “There's a marvellously stony, reductive, Puligny-like pure expression of limestone in this chardonnay, with no holds barred and no concessions made to easy commercial appeal”. This wine has recently been awarded a Gold Medal in the Wine Align National Wine Awards, a welcome recognition considering the excellence of the many Canadian chardonnays entered into the competition.

We are also releasing an outstanding 2014 Pinot Noir VQA PEC, again made with our own grapes. The 2014 vintage was exceptional and we will release two editions of this wine: the present one and a special reserve, yet to come. Both have beautiful blackberry/cherry flavours, balanced with our characteristic minerality and acidity.

 

Stanners wines are now being served in 159 fine Ontario restaurants! see list

 

 

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Stanners Vineyard Pinot Noirs have won Best Red in Show
for 2 years in a row at

              Logo The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

 

Stanners Vineyard Riesling and Pinot Noir win Silver and Bronze medals at Ontario Wine Awards!
Stanners Vineyard wins Gold at Wine Align National Competition for Chardonnays!

Stanners Vineyard is an artisanal, family-owned and operated winery located near the village of Hillier in Prince Edward County. Check out these recent videos from The Wine Portfolio about us.

Aged To Perfection Video Link Tasting the Earth Video Link

These videos by the Wine Portfolio Group Inc. are Jody Ness interviewing Cliff and Colin Stanners. Jody visits vineyards around the world for his Wine Portfolio show on CNBC World. We are pleased and honoured that he chose to visit our vineyard to make these videos for his show.

 

Cliff and Colin Stanners

Stanners Vineyard is a family venture that began in 2003 with the purchase of a parcel of farmland near the village of Hillier in Prince Edward County. The "terroir", that is, the soil, terrain and weather, seemed ideal for our quest to produce a Pinot Noir that would be the rival of any in the world. We love Pinot Noir, making this quest a pleasure as well as a challenge. It is believed that the best Pinot Noir is made from grapes grown in the most northerly terroir that can actually produce and ripen the grape. Prince Edward County is indeed a northerly location and the moderating influence of Lake Ontario which surrounds us makes grape growth and ripening possible. It also boasts the calcareous, limestone-riddled soils that are highly reminiscent of those in Burgundy, the home of world-renowned Pinot Noir wines. Our goal, however, is not to imitate Burgundy, but to bring out the best characteristics that our terroir can instill in the wine that it yields.

 

barrels of pinot noirs at Stanners Vineyard

Our winery was built in the summer of 2009, using the ecofriendly Straw Bale construction method for our barrel room, which offers excellent insulation for maintaining temperature equilibrium. Ours is the first Straw Bale winery east of the Rockies! Our tasting bar is in the barrel room and it is well worth a visit to taste our wines in the cool temperature and unique atmosphere of our above ground wine cellar.