When you turn into the Grange of Prince Edward County
Vineyard & Estate Winery you notice the vines on your right and, looking at
the regal wooden barn and the country road that leads to it, you immediately
feel relaxed. The huge barn, which was built in 1826, has been lovingly transformed
into a warm, welcoming winery. The hay loft houses the tasting bar with gorgeous
windows overlooking the property at one end, and an elegant fireplace at the
other end. (The heart-shaped stone in the centre of the fireplace mantel was
found by Caroline on the property.)
The limestone-lined barrel room used to be a
The 600-acre property was bought by Robert Granger in
the 1970s. In 1999 his daughter Caroline planned to have a 10-acre vineyard and
she planted the first vines in 2001. Today there are six distinct vineyard
blocks with a total of 60 acres under vine. They produce about 10,000 cases
annually. All of their wines are estate bottled from grapes that were grown, vinified, and bottled on the property.
They have two lines of wine: the Trumpour’s Mill brand and Grange of Prince Edward County, which is their premium
Tours and Tastings
They have a number of different tours, from a straightforward tour of the vineyard (with a tasting) to experiential tours
for groups of 2-10. You can book the tours by phoning the winery.
They charge a small fee for tastings, but every day there is a feature wine
that is free to sample. As well, they
sell wine by the glass.
Picnic lunches, a
cheese and charcuterie plate, cheese samplers, and a weekend
special are available in the winery’s loft.
Caroline Granger is the winemaker.