COME FOR THE SUNSETS, STAY FOR THE WINE 

Just minutes from the shores of Lake Huron and its world-famous sunsets, you’ll find Dark Horse Winery, the first and only estate winery in Huron County. Aptly named, we are an enigmatic vineyard who, by hard work, tenacity, and heart, has successfully created a new wine-producing and agri-tourism region in Ontario.

We constantly strive to go above and beyond the conventional, bringing a unique essence to every bottle of wine we make. Each of our wine series, Unapologetically, One Horse Town, and Valegro, have their own personality and offer the palate something unexpected. With a range of white, red, rosé, and icewines, there is a vintage for every occasion.

Our wines are true purebreds and are produced in our state-of-the-art winery on our 85-acre Estate. You can get acquainted with our selection of fine wines with a visit to our 31,000 sq. ft. manor featuring a tasting room, production facility, barrel cellar, ballroom, VIP lounge, and patio spaces.

Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily we offer visitors a glimpse behind the magic of wine making with a tour of our facility. As you stroll through our vineyard and production areas, you’ll hear the Dark Horse story and experience how an exceptional VQA wine is made — from grape to glass. Our last stop will be at the tasting bar for your chance to sample three of our hand-picked exceptional wines. For those wanting the royal treatment, our VIP Tour provides an even more extensive look at our catalogue of wines as well as gourmet food pairing, which are enjoyed on the upper-level private patio overlooking the vineyards.

For those planning a special event, our venue is the perfect backdrop for an evening — or afternoon — to remember.  We host many events in the Vineyard Ballroom, Barrel Cellar, Cellar Reception Hall, or elite VIP Lounge. For  your convenience we offer a number of packages that include catering and service options to suit all occasions — whether you are looking to entertain 20 of your closest friends or a lavish event for 350 people.

The shores of Lake Huron boast so much local talent that we’ve partnered with local food artisans including bakers, cheese-makers, farmers, butchers, and local orchards to bring visitors an unparalleled gastronomic experience. In addition, we’ve collaborated with the best local photographers, caterers, hotels, and entertainers to make your event at the Dark Horse Estate a memorable and effortless one.

Plan your visit to Dark Horse Winery, darkhorseestatewinery.com.

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UNAPOLOGETICALLY 

This bold series is refreshingly honest — live, laugh, enjoy each other’s company, and leave nothing undone. Imbibe in white, red or rosé, and this Dark Horse favourite will leave you saying, “Non, je ne regrette rien” – I regret nothing. (Even the morning after!)