Province/Territory: Ontario

Savour the Bounty of The County

  • 01 culinary arts adventure and wine tasting
  • 1830s farmhouse with state-of-the-art chef's kitchen
  • 15-acres of sun-kissed vineyards

Breathe in fresh air on a relaxing drive through the historic countryside. Chef and food writer Cynthia Peters welcomes you then whisks you off to local farms to pick the season’s best produce for your cooking class. Ingredients in hand, you cross the threshold of an 1830s farmhouse kitchen to prepare a menu of traditional favourites. After lunch, Cynthia serves as your guide to local wineries to sample award-winning wines. Afterward, you drink in the works on display at the Oeno Gallery. Located on the Huff Estates Inn & Winery property, the light-filled space is home to fine contemporary art and sculpture. The sculpture garden serves as a reminder that the aesthetics of food, wine and art pair very well indeed.

Why you should visit
  • Prepare farm-fresh food with a talented chef and food writer.
  • Sample award-winning vintages during a winery tour of Huff Estates.
  • Discover contemporary artists at the Oeno Gallery and tour the Sculpture Garden featuring 30,000 perennials.
  • Unwind before panoramic views at Huff Estates Inn.
  • Pick up farm-fresh ingredients for your class.
  • Receive a signed copy of The Art of Herbs cookbook.
  • Hear the stories behind the recipes.
  • Enjoy some local theatre.
  • Indulge your palate on the Taste Trail.
  • Check out the sand dunes of nearby Sandbanks Provincial Park.

Weather

  • Summer (June to early September) in Ontario is warm and ideal for swimming, cycling, hiking, paddling and summer festivals. Fall (late September to November) brings cool, dry temperatures, great for hiking and photographing the spectacle of Fall leaves. Spring (late March to May) sees gardens in bloom and the start of fishing season. Winter (late November to early March) offers ample skiing, skating, snowmobiling and great winter festivals.
  • Discover local weather information.  Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
Visitor information
When to go
  • The winery is open year-round.
  • High season in summer runs from June through early September, with July typically the warmest month of the year. Enjoy wine tours, a special tasting event, sailing, beaches and local theatre.
  • Spring means blooming flowers, cycling and world-class birding; it's also a great time to tour the area's 30 wineries by bike and enjoy a month-long celebration of dining at down to earth prices.
  • Fall brings the harvest, fairs and festivals from September to October.
  • Warm up in Winter with wine tastings, snowshoeing, and even ice fishing.
Need to know
  • Plan to spend a full day enjoying the guided tour, cooking class and wine tasting.
  • Group Bounty of the County packages are also available.
  • The Inn at Huff Estates Winery is open year-round.
  • The Huff Estates Winery is wheelchair accessible.
Getting Here