By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery & Vineyard rests on a 141-acre heritage farm overlooking Lake Ontario, about 5 km west of Wellington on the busy Loyalist Parkway between two other major wineries.
With a rich history dating back to 1809, the farm is named after an early settler, Ira Chadsey, who is said to have built stone cairns at the back of the property to guide him home in the afterlife when he returned as a white horse.
As one of Prince Edward County’s original pioneer wineries, By Chadsey’s Cairns is known for a number of grape growing and winemaking firsts, as well as its true county grit and charm. It is the winery many say they would love to own.
With 14 acres under vine on exclusive Brighton Gravel ancient beach soil, and another nine adjacent acres leased, the winery produces between 1,800 and 2,000 cases annually of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Muscat, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Gamay Noir and St. Laurent.