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Located in Eastern Canada, Prince Edward County is the latest region designated as a Viticultural Area in Ontario. Although its winters are harsher than found in other regions, Prince Edward County grows quality grapes and produces fine wines because of its close proximity to Lake Ontario, allowing for a moderating effect on air temperatures. Its soil contains calcareous limestone schist, clays and fluvial-glacial deposits that are conducive to growing cool climate grape varieties originating from Europe.
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Prince Edward County has been named one of the best places to travel in 2015 by Travel & Leisure
Cross Montauk, NY, with California’s Napa Valley circa 1970, and you get Prince Edward County, a tiny wine-producing region that’s becoming a haven for creative types. It’s within a four-hour drive from either Montreal or Toronto and just welcomed the lakeside Drake Devonshire , a high-design spinoff of the edgy Drake Hotel in Toronto’s Queen West. Stop at some of the 40-plus area wineries for affordable tastings of Burgundy-style Pinot Noirs (Norman Hardie and Hubbs Creek are favorites); take a detour to Sandbanks Provincial Park, a gorgeous white-sand beach with sweeping dunes; and stroll down Main Street in Bloomfield (population: 687), with its boutiques and the raved-about ice cream parlor, Slickers. On lucky nights, you’ll even catch a glimpse of the northern lights. —Nikki Ekstein