Perhaps Ottawa isn’t as well known at other areas in Ontario for wine such as Niagara-on-the-Lake or Prince Edward County but the there are still plenty Ottawa wineries that produce exceptional wine. If you are looking to do a wine tasting, explore vineyards and buy some bottles of wine to bring home look no further than these local wineries.
Domaine Perrault – 1000 Perrault Rd, Navan
Visit: Open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Fridays-Sunday in June to December by appointment only.
Vignoble Clos Du Vully – 2501 Magladry Rd, Navan
Visit: Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tours or tastings can be arranged on the weekends.
Jabulani Vineyard and Winery – 8005 Jock Trail, Richmond
Visit: Open June until the first weekend in September. Tours 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Fridays-Saturday. Tours last 2 hours and include 10 wine samples accompanied by cheese, bread and fruit. Cost is $20 for the tour. Tastings are from Friday-Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Domaine Du Cervin – 13845 Gibeault Rd
Visit: Open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Note: This winery is very small and a bit difficult to find.
Visit: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. 1 oz tasting for $2, a tasting flight of 3 wines of your choice for $5, or a glass of wine from $7-10.
Blue Gypsy Wines – 1595 Lindsay Rd, Oxford Mills
Visit: Open Victoria Day Week in May until Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend in October from noon – 5:00 pm on Friday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturdays, and noon – 5:00 pm on Sundays. Tastings are $5 per person.
Smokie Ridge Vineyard – 10090 Cameron Rd, Mountain
Visit: Open Saturday and Sundays until December from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Offers a variety of wine tastings including pairings with cheese, vegan cheese or chocolate. The basic tour and tasting costs $15 a person and includes a tour of the vineyard and winery and 5 wine samples.
Vankleekhill Vineyard – 3725 County Rd 12, Vankleek Hill
Visit: Open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Appointments are suggested. Tour samples cost $1
Le Vignoble Du Clos Baillie – 490 Chemin Baillie, Gatineau
Visit: By appointment only. Tour and tasting take 1.5 hours where you get to same 7 wines. $5 fee per person.
If you are interested in craft beer, make sure to also check out my map of Ottawa craft breweries.