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The 5 Best Vineyards in and near Ottawa

The 5 Best Vineyards in and near Ottawa

The wine scene in Ottawa goes far and beyond its bars and wineries. If you want to see the real deal, you have to venture to the countryside and explore the capital’s most breathtaking vineyards—that’s where we come in.

To save you from the tedious road trip, we’ve curated a list of our personal favourite vineyards in and outside Ottawa. We’ll be exploring a whole world filled with scenic views, delicious bottles of wine and planted grapes as far as the eye can see.

Let’s get started!

Kin Vineyards


Address: 2225 Craig’s Side Rd, Carp, ON K0A 1L0, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-519-1621

Operating hours: Thursday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Cost: $$

Kin Vineyards is only a 25-minute drive away from Ottawa, making it one of the best quick getaway destinations from the capital. It’s also a local favourite because of its spectacular one-tasting experience, which is further enhanced by its postcard-worthy views.

Not only will you get to taste some of the best-tasting wines here, but you’ll also be treated to a myriad of delicious Italian dishes. This is thanks to the vineyard’s in-house restaurant, Joe’s Italian Kitchen, which serves authentic classics like pizza, pinsa romana and more.

These dishes are perfect to pair with a glass of the winery’s pinot noir and chardonnays, especially with views that look straight out of a movie.

Pro tip:

If you want to taste this vineyard’s wines, but they’re closed for the season, don’t worry! You can order one of their bottles online and have them ship it right to your doorstep.

Jabulani Vineyard & Winery


Address: 8005 Jock Trail, Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-454-5460

Operating hours:

  • Weekends: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Weekdays: Closed

Cost: $$

Although Jabulani Vineyard & Winery is almost an hour’s drive away from Ottawa, we can say that it’s a journey that’s well worth it. This vineyard is special because of its unmatched views and selection of expertly crafted bottles of wine that you can sample during your time here.

Along with this impressive selection of wines, guests can also enjoy a nice charcuterie board to treat their palates to a delicious sensation of combined flavours and acidity. This board features all the essentials, from cheese to dried fruits, cured pieces of meat and more.

If you want to secure your spot to visit this magnificent vineyard, the best course of action is to make reservations online ahead of time. 

Pro tip:

If you’re looking for something different than your typical bottle of wine, you must try their Tipsy Turkey strawberry blend. It’s a nice sweet wine that’s lovely to sip on the winery’s patio while admiring stunning views.

Little Red Wagon Winery (Vignoble Petit Chariot Rouge)


Address: 165 Chem. de Calumet O, Shawville, QC J0X 2Y0, Canada

Contact details: +1 819-744-0842

Operating hours: Friday to Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Cost: $$

Little Red Wagon Winery is another worthy entry on this list that requires a bit of driving to get to. As with the previous entries though, this vineyard is worth the travel because of its spectacular bottles of wine that visitors can enjoy along with delicious snacks.

These snacks include fruits, bread, nuts, cheese, and other things that pair well with the acidity of their selection of wines. You can enjoy this wonderful combination while listening to live music, courtesy of their live acts—an experience for the senses indeed!

It’s also worth noting that the vineyard is located on a historically significant fruit farm that’s been around for more than 50 years. This is why aside from grapes, you’ll also find other fruits like blackberries and raspberries that are fresh for the picking.

Pro tip:
Be sure to check out their website regularly before visiting to see all of the upcoming live acts for the year! You can also see the updated ticket prices here, so be sure to visit it ahead of your visit.

Domaine Perrault


Address: 1000 Perrault Rd, Navan, ON K4B 1H8, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-853-3860

Operating hours:

  • Friday: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost: $$

Domaine Perrault offers some of the best wine-tasting experiences near Ottawa. This is hugely thanks to the vineyard’s impressively wide selection of white and red wines that feature different notes, flavours, scents and more.

It’s also relatively accessible, as it’s only a 30-minute drive away from Ottawa. This being said, you can consider this place if you’re looking for a quick getaway that will treat you to beautiful views and delicious wine.

Pro tip:

If you’re celebrating something special, you can choose to book their group events package, which lets you enjoy an exclusive wine-tasting experience in the vineyard. Furthermore, they’ll also throw in a premium tent that you and your guests can use for 5 full hours!

Smokie Ridge Vineyard


Address: 10090 Cameron Rd, Mountain, ON K0E 1S0, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-989-4523

Operating hours: Friday to Monday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost: $$

Smokie Ridge Vineyard is one of the most underrated options out there, featuring live music and great wine-tasting packages that avid wine enthusiasts are sure to enjoy. It’s a family-run business, and we’ve got to say, they’re doing great!

For starters, they’ve managed to grow over 10,000 vines from scratch, allowing them to produce several varieties. Among these varietals are their specialties, Frontenac and Marquette, both of which thrive in the cold weather.

Pro tip:

If you’re looking for something unique and special to do with your date, you can book their De-Vine Afternoon Package for two. This package includes two glasses of wine, cheese, crackers and of course, unlimited access to the vineyard.