What to do and see in Wellington, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

October 4, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Discover the best top things to do in Wellington, Canada including Sandbanks Estate Winery, Karlo Estates Winery, By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard, Rosehall Run Vineyards, Wellington Main Street Park, Wellington Rotary Beach, Casa-Dea Estates Winery, County Road Beer, Armstrong Glassworks, Traynor Family Vineyard.
Restaurants in Wellington

1. Sandbanks Estate Winery

17598 Loyalist Pky, Hwy 33, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada +1 613-399-1839
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 273 reviews

Sandbanks Estate Winery

Reviewed By Kathy M - Wellington, Canada

On Sunday, a group of 21 Lions and their partners from the Wellington District Lions Club took part in a vineyard tour and wine tasting at Sandbanks Winery. The tour was led by the Sandbanks Winery Tour Guide John (who also happens to be our...MoreHello! We loved having your group here for a tour and tasting! Thank you for your kind words and feedback, they are greatly appreciated. We look forward to having the Lions groups back for another tasting and tour next year! - The Sandbanks Team

2. Karlo Estates Winery

561 Danforth Rd, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada +1 613-399-3000
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Karlo Estates Winery

The County’s largest portfolio of unique premium wines made by Master Winemaker and Wine Judge, Richard Karlo. Chardonnay CHOA, Lake on the Mountain Riesling, Frontenac Gris Rosé, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Quintus - the 5 Bordeaux blend, The 5th Element - 100% Petit Verdot, Port~style wines ~ VanAlstine Port and VanAlstine White. 93 acres with North America’s largest Dry Stone bridge, Loft Gallery of oil painter, Sherry Martin. Tastings in 1845 post & beam barn, on covered sundeck or picnic at North America’s Largest Dry Stone bridge. Wine by the glass can be enjoyed anywhere on the 93 acres accept the parking lot.

Reviewed By Louise L

Love this place. This was our second visit. Very good wine especially their new Malbec, but their fortified wines steel the show, a must try! Service is always so friendly and Melanie gave us a lot of good information. Love that they pair food with the wine in order to taste their full potential.

3. By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard

17432 Loyalist Pky, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada +1 613-399-2992
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard

By Chadsey's Cairns winery is located on a 200-year-old farm settled by James and Maria Chadsey in 1809. Fruit has been grown on the property from its earliest days, apples, later cherries and raspberries and now grapes. Entering the property you park beside the pioneer cemetery and walk back in time to the Apple House (circa 1855) Tasting Room and wine store located behind four magnificent barns that overlook Lake Ontario.Mature maples and lilacs border the Apple House vineyard and you can enjoy the bucolic splendour sampling your wine on the deck nestled into the vineyard.Eight different vinifera wines are grown here. Some of the first planted in the County,and most of them representing the first commercial offerings of fine wines from PEC in 2002 and 2003.You can rent the 5 bedroom farmhouse beside the winery any time of the year and use it as your base to explore "the County". Full descriptions of the hundred-year-old house, with rates and occupancy calendars can be accessed through the By Chadsey's Cairns facebook page.No matter the time of year there are reasons to visit the location, for Maple in the County, Countylicious, Terroir, TASTE, the Jazz Festival, Studio Touring, Pumpkinfest, Wassail or chilling in the Christmas holidays and winter solstice. Picking parties at By Chadsey's Cairns are a great way to spend an October Saturday.Vida and Richard also host Concerts in the barn for their customers and friends, barn dances, readings etc.

Reviewed By Jennifer A - Canada

My fiance and I were touring Prince Edward County and area wineries, and this was one of the places we chose to visit. We were really glad that we did! It wasn't busy, so the owner was able to be very attentive. He was kind and engaging and told us about the history of the place. He let us try every wine....all very good! We ended up getting the rose and a gamay noir.
Definitely a must see, but I imagine service won't be as great if it's too busy.

4. Rose Hall Run Vineyards

1243 Greer Rd, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada +1 613-399-1183
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Rose Hall Run Vineyards

Open daily, you are invited to sample from a rotating list of Rose Hall Run’s award-winning County-grown and produced wines including chardonnay, pinot noir, riesling and sparkling wine. Whether enjoying the convivial atmosphere of our busy tasting bar, taking time to relax with a glass of wine in our vineyard picnic area or experiencing a one-on-one with winemaker Dan Sullivan, a visit to Rose Hall Run will be a highlight of your Prince Edward County wine tour. A truly impressive winery, “Rosehall Run makes some of the best-value wines in the County” according to Globe and Mail wine critic Beppi Crosariol. Founded in 2000 by Dan Sullivan, a widely respected and critically acclaimed winemaker, Rose Hall Run has contributed in many ways to raising the profile of Ontario’s thriving wine community. Rose Hall Run was awarded a Gold Medal at the Canadian Wine Awards, for its Estate-grown Pinot Noir, making it the most highly praised Pinot Noir in Ontario. We look forward to your visit!

Reviewed By MandB56 - Cambridge, Canada

We had some great conversation regarding the history of the winery and the wines they produce, with the young man who was hosting the tasting bar, as well as the wine maker Dan. Unfortunately the wines open for tasting were not the ones they have...MoreThank you for taking the time to write about your visit to Rose Hall Run. We look forward to seeing you again!

5. Wellington Main Street Park

251 Main St, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Wellington Main Street Park

Reviewed By BarbieAnnR - Wellington, Ontario Canada

I have been to the park in Wellington numerous times. Great location overlooking the lake always a nice breeze.
Every Tuesday evening, during the summer months folks gather for live entertainment by local artists, hot dogs, french fries, drinks and you might even join in the fun dancing or singing a tune.
So check out the Wellington Park if you're in the area you might be surprised by the small town talent

6. Wellington Rotary Beach

1 Beach Street, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada
Excellent
35%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Wellington Rotary Beach

Reviewed By MarkhamMichelle - Markham

Visited August 5 and while it was extremely busy it was also rather unkept. Only a small portion had been made clear for swimming while the rest had lots of flotsam and jetsam washed up. Since it was a long weekend with good weather, it would have been nice if they could have had some summer students or volunteers to rake the weeds, driftwood and litter up to make the beach more esthetically pleasing. While there is a nice boardwalk along part of the beach, even more garbage pails would have not gone amiss either. While there are likely municipal issues at hand, for a tourist area, the beach could be made much more attractive.

7. Casa-Dea Estates Winery

1186 Greer Rd, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada +1 613-399-3939
Excellent
30%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 140 reviews

Casa-Dea Estates Winery

Reviewed By Angus C - Cobourg, Canada

On the mid week day we visited even though the weather was perfect the restaurant wasn't busy and we did have attentive service outdoors on the patio. The food was reasonably priced especially when we discovered that we were given a complimentary glass of wine. The location is attractive and the view of the vineyards great. I would definitely go back.

8. County Road Beer

1258 Closson road, Wellington, Ontario, Canada +1 613-399-2903
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

County Road Beer

Reviewed By CliffRAS - Uxbridge, Canada

We stopped here for lunch and while we did not get to eat "Under the Canoe" since it requires Reservations we did enjoy a meal in the brewery beer garden. Service was good as was the food and beer options. A flight of beer provides a number of tatse options one of which had a definite grapefruit flavour. There is plenty of parking and both beer and wine are produced on the property. The music was a little loud but a word to the server resolved that problem. Well worth the trip to this facility. The cost pp was about $15.

9. Armstrong Glassworks

326 Second Avenue, Wellington, Ontario K0K 3L0, Canada +1 613-399-3552
Excellent
57%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Armstrong Glassworks

The Armstrong Glassworks is located in the beautiful village of Wellington along the shores of Lake Ontario. The Glassworks is housed in a former Feed Mill dating back to the early 1900’s. As of January 2008, our viewing area will allow visitors to watch Mark if he is blowing glass. Please call ahead to check Mark’s schedule. Demonstrations for groups of 10 or more can be arranged.

Reviewed By MarkhamMichelle - Markham

Visited August 5 and was able to watch the glassblower give a very interesting demonstration on how to make a pear. The showroom is attached and jut a few minutes walk from Main street.

10. Traynor Family Vineyard

1774 Danforth Rd, Wellington, Ontario K0K 2J0, Canada +1 877-403-4224
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Traynor Family Vineyard

Reviewed By BJM52 - Toronto, Canada

New small family run winery that has a lovely space indoors and outdoors for food and wine tasting. Lunch for two that included a generous appetizer platter and 6 wine samples (each) was $20!
Wines were excellent and reasonably priced.
Special events include pig roasts but we missed those so can't comment.
They even have EV charging.

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