Some of the best fruit wines can be found just a short drive around the SDG Counties. Tour the vineyards and sample some local favourites at Stone Crop Acres, Stonehouse Vinyard, Smokie Ridge Winery and Les Vegers Villeneuve and Blueberries.
Stone Crop Acres
5242 Smiths Road, Morrisburg, ON
Stone Crop Acres is a beautiful destination to experience locally crafted wines a stone’s throw from the vineyard.
The winery is run by Noreen and Marc, and the couple grows and harvests every grape with love. The grapes are crushed and pressed on-site before being crafted in their very own winery and aged either in stainless steel tanks or French Oak barrels.
Stone Crop Acres introduced their wines in July of 2017 and since then have been gradually releasing more reds and new whites and rosé wines each season.
Stroll through the vines with a glass of wine in hand and enjoy some tastings on the tasting room patio overlooking the Morrisburg-area vineyard.
Tours and rentals are available by appointment.
21065 Lochiel Road, Alexandria, ON
This family-run vineyard and winery near Lochiel have roots dating back all the way to 1792. John Roy MacMillan built the farm on land granted to him after immigrating to Canada from Scotland.
That Scottish heritage – a prominent part of Glengarry County history – remains a big part of the farm today. Craig MacMillan, an eighth-generation descendent of John Roy, runs the vineyard along with his wife Joanne and their two children.
In addition to the stone house, the large barn on the property serves as the winery and store, overlooking the beautiful five-acre vineyard.
Stonehouse has a variety of wines available for purchase along with a number of tasting packages to suit every taste.
Larger groups and special events can also be accommodated.
Smokie Ridge Winery
10090 Cameron Road R.R. N°3, Mountain, ON
Enjoy a tour, tastings and wine and food pairing events at Smokie Ridge Vineyard, a family-run vineyard located on 43 acres in Mountain.
The winery was established in 2007 and to date, over 10,000 vines have been raised from infancy.
Smokie Ridge specializes in northern varietal grapes which can be tasted in their line of vintages and other wine varieties.
A variety of tours and tasting packages are available and group tours and events can be arranged.
Les Vegers Villeneuve and Blueberries
1341 Rollin Rd., St.-Pascal Baylon, ON
Les Vegers Villeneuve and Blueberries have a new winery onsite where they produce fruit wines made with local products. Currently, they offer 13 varieties in both 375ml and 750ml bottles of which 6 types are available in a sparkling form.
The farm welcomes guests during the open season for visits to the farm, wine tastings, and special events.