Sandbanks Winery

Sandbanks Winery

Sandbanks Winery is located on the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario along the Loyalist Parkway in Prince Edward Country.


Prince Edward County (PEC) is located 220 km east of Toronto. It is just south of Belleville. The ground is atypical with many valleys and the foundation is limestone. The cracked limestone base and the stony soils allow bilge in the spring, take in all the water which allows the vines to go deep in the Indian summer, and yields a flavor that is potent, rich, full-bodied, and robust. The breeze from Lake Ontario gives maximum benefit to the vineyards of PEC.

As you exit the 401 and go south towards PEC, it is an amazing escape from the boring monotony of the 401. You are transformed into the countryside lined with unique vineyards in a succulent canvas of agrarian serenity.

Welcome to my series on vineyards in PEC. Before you head out to a vineyard please read thisguide on how to enjoy your trip. In this series, I will cover the following vineyards:Harwood,Casa-Dea,Rosehall Run,Norman Hardie,By Chadsey’s Cairns,Black Prince,Waupoos,Huff Estates, andKent-he.

Sandbanks Winery

sandbanks winery

Sandbanks Winery is stationed along the pictorial and scenic shores of Lake Ontario in the core of PEC. Catharine Langlois established the winery in 2001 and planted Marenchal Foch, Geisenheim, Vidal, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, and Baco Noir. Catharine’s vision for Sandbanks Winery ‘was to produce quality, award-winning wines at an approachable price, that pair, perfectly with delicious food, that is meant to be shared in harmony with family, friends, and that celebrate life.’

Sandbanks Winery is the ideal place to spend a summer day tasting wine in the tasting room, shopping in the boutique, and enjoying the large picnic area.

Sandbanks Winery was established by Catherine Langlois in 2001 who planted seven acres of vines. PEC became VQA designated area in 2007 and Sandbanks got its listing at the LCBO and has taken off since then. Arterra Wines purchased it in 2020.


There is a selection of wines to choose from White, Rose, Red, and Sweet. My favorites are the Sauvignon Blanc and Late Harvest (Vidal).

sandbanks winery

sandbanks winery

Sandbanks Winery is located at 17598 Loyalist Parkway in Wellington Ontario. It is open seven days a week from 11 am to 6 pm. Please make a reservation for wine tasting and always ask about the wine tour.



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