Cold Creek Vineyards is located in the heart of Prince Edward County’s growing and distinctive wine region. Our terroir offers picture perfect rolling green hills that offer limestone rich soils that are perfect for Burgundian varietals such as Pinot Noir. This same terroir has allowed our newly planted apple trees to thrive.

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Our Ciders

Cider maker Chris’ passion for cider and growing apples comes directly from his early days growing up in a small community surrounded by many orchards:

“In fact, my first job as a student was working in an orchard owned by Highland Creek legend Cameron Watson, who was a catalyst and inspiration for my dream of starting an orchard that honoured varietals which thrive in the North shore of Lake Ontario.”

Since, the County has enhanced Chris’ romance of traditional cider-making days when cider was made on a farm with its adjacent orchards that could be harvested in small batches, utilizing traditional old-world philosophy.

At Cold Creek Vineyards, we believe that farmhouse cider is more than a region of apple origin or a fermentation method- it’s a philosophy that yields a beverage with a strong sense of place.

Tasting Bar

Cold Creek Vineyards is currently open for tastings and bottle purchase.

2019 Éirinn go Brách Cider. $22.

This traditional semi-dry sparkling cider is created with pressed Northern Spy apples, and fermented in French Oak Barrels until dry and then bottle conditioned with no fining or filtration. This cider is naturally cloudy and will develop beautifully with age.  This cider brings out the love of late harvest along with citrus fruit flavours and hints of melon that is rich and round with balanced acidity that will pair very with chicken and dishes with a spicy kick.

PAST VINTAGES:

SOLD OUT 2019 Cuvée Madeline Cider.  Our Cold Creek Cuvée Madeline Cider is produced using Northern Spy apples that enhance the character of our 2019 vintage. Fresh and crisp ripe apple notes rise from delicate bubbles with a fruity and slightly acidulous palate that leaves heightened flavours that brighten the finish. An elegant sipper that drinks well on its own, or pairs with roast pork loin, turkey, pheasant, cheeses and apple pie.

 

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Our Vineyard

Our passion and belief in Prince Edward County Pinot Noir has enabled us to produce superb fruit from our vineyard. A difficult grape to grow and a finicky and fragile wine to make and age, Pinot Noir is both a winemaker’s dream and challenge. The risk is great but so is the reward.

Farming is as much an art as a science. Knowing our hillsides and understanding the needs of the vines to produce great fruit are behind every decision we make.

The elements come together in just the right way: lake effect, slope, sun exposure, soil and climate. Our vineyard practices are quality-driven: with low yields and extensive handwork, we get fruit with intense flavour from healthy, balanced vines.

Our pinot noir is currently not for sale commercially.

 

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Contact

Hours

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Visit our Instagram for announcements regarding changed hours.

Chris Braney
 Viticulturist and Orchardist

1521 Danforth Rd
Hillier ON
K0K 3L0

Phone: 905-999-4646

Email: coldcreekvineyard@gmail.com

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