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Meet our Wineries: The Grange of Prince Edward

Maggie Belcastro & Andrew Mackenzie

Maggie Belcastro (Grange Winery) & Andrew Mackenzie

Guest blog by Hannah Stein

The Grange of Prince Edward is a family-run winery in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Now with the help of her daughter Maggie, Caroline Granger has spent the last 15 years discovering the great potential of this unique region. The Grange grows 6 varietals on a 60-acre vineyard; with chardonnay, pinot gris, riesling, gamay, pinot noir, and cabernet franc. The winery produces only 100% estate grown and made wines to reflect the region and its distinct style.

We spoke to Maggie Belcastro, winemaker & daughter of owner Caroline Granger, about what their winery, Grange of Prince Edward, has to offer…

What sets your winery apart from others?

The setting… The Grange winery is housed in a historical c.1826 barn on a beautiful estate. Our wines are also unique. Our production is 100% estate grown and made; there are no vineyards quite like ours and the wines we produce are unique because of this. We love ‘terroir’ at the Grange!

Which of your wines is your personal favourite and why?

Gamay is a favourite around here because it’s unique, versatile, food-friendly and all around a fun style of wine to drink. Sip it chilled in the summer and you are good to go.

What should people most look forward to when visiting your winery during this year’s Terroir Run?

Because we are a water-station, Terroir Run guests don’t get to see much of the winery as they run past so we wanted to offer guests a chance to stop by, explore the property and taste our wines. That’s why, on Friday May 27th at 4:00pm, we invite any and all Terroir Run participants who are already in the County to join us for a private tour and guided tasting. We will walk the vineyards, explore the winery and barrel cellar, and taste a few of our best estate grown and made wines.

Get on the magic wine bus!

Treat yourself to a day with friends or family on one of Sandbanks Vacation specialty tours and leave the driving to them! Our runners will be getting a $10 voucher towards their next wine tour with Sandbanks Vacations & Tours.

Let them captivate you with an enjoyable, relaxing and educational tour of the many wineries in the area. Their personable, easy-going, informative guides will take you to some of the many hidden gems in the County. Pick from one of two tours OR take both!2012LimoBus_01

West End (Hillier)
The Hillier region is the traditional choice for Wine Tours in Prince Edward County. Located just north of Wellington is an absolute hot spot for vineyards and wineries. Boasting more than twenty wineries often located less than a couple of kilometers apart the area is a must visit for wine enthusiasts. The area soil’s stark resemblance to France’s Burgundy Region has resulted in various award-winning typically French varieties (ie. Pinot Noir) thriving. These varieties are complemented with various celebrated sparkling and ice wine options which give the area a remarkable range given its geographical span.

East End (Waupoos/South Bay)

Another popular destination for Wine Tours in Prince Edward County is the Waupoos region. The region is the birthing place of the modern Wine movement in Prince Edward County and is known for the breathtaking views it offers. Chosen for its spectacular views, soil and climate, the area offers an altogether unique tasting experience. Along with its unique and celebrated collection of wines & ciders the area’s natural beauty makes it a must when visiting the County.

Call 1-877-399-2508 to book your wine tour!

Make a weekend of our run!

In the spirit of creating a true sense of terroir and a great escape for our runners, we’ve partnered with several Prince Edward County businesses and events to bring you a fabulous weekend! Continue Reading