By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery & Vineyard
Twelve years of great wine reviews have made By Chadsey’s Cairns a county touchstone for wine aficionados. Known for their commitment to locally-grown wines, Vida and Richard produce classic varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot, Riesling and Gewürztraminer (often touched with noble rot) and rarer wines such as Muscat and Chenin Blanc. The rosés are dry and the sparklings a striking vibrant red. Overlooking Lake Ontario, the winery is housed in a cluster of historic buildings next to a pioneer cemetery. Of course, there are stories. The winery is named after an early settler who built stone cairns to guide him home in the afterlife.