Guest Blog by Hannah Stein
In 1982, the Lacey Estates property was originally purchased, by Charles and Mollie Lacey, as a summer retreat; thus, beginning the journey towards their winemaking future. Known as one of the best areas for grape growing in PEC, Hillier’s clay loam soil produces wines with profound tastes, textures and balance. After planting the first vines of the field in 2003 with pinot gris, pinot noir and chardonnay, the Lacey family continued to develop and expand both their vineyard and palates, later introducing riesling, gewurztraminer and baco noir vines to their soils, as well. Today, Lacey Estates continues to operate as a family-owned winery, located in the beautiful area of Prince Edward County.
We spoke to Liz Lacey about the highlights of Lacey Estates, her family-owned winery…
What sets your winery apart from others?
Lacey Estates Winery prides itself on producing small batches of hand-crafted, terroir-inspired wines. Each plant in our vineyard has been personally planted by hand by members of the Lacey family. Hard work and dedication to the craft is what makes our wines stand out among the best of the best. Our tasting bar was handcrafted by the family, using 120 year old maple flooring from the 1800’s farmhouse beside the winery. When visiting the winery, our staff will guide you through our wines and explain exactly how to pair and best enjoy the wines at home and with friends.
Which of your wines is your personal favourite and why?
Choosing a favourite wine is always difficult because each one is unique in it’s own way and expresses true old and new world styles.
What should people most look forward to when visiting your winery during this year’s Terroir Run?
This year, we are offering Terroir runners the opportunity to visit us on Friday for a wine & cheese pairing during the day. They can drop by the winery throughout the weekend for a complimentary tasting, as well!