EPIC 1867 – Celebrating 150 years of Canadian winemaking

150 years of history, 17 wineries, 10 collectible bottles, and 1 EPIC passport. A tour of Windsor Essex’s wine country in our nation’s 150th year has much to offer wine enthusiasts and lovers of the outdoors alike. Whether by bike, trolley, or car, visit all 10 EPIC wineries and have your passport stamped for your chance to win a limited edition poster complementing all 10 limited release wine bottles chronicling our region’s wine industry. Holders of the EPIC passport (available online at visitwindsoressex.com) will also have access to $100 in savings and redeemable perks at participating locations. Make it a daytrip and be back at home for the evening news, or stay overnight in a Bed and Breakfast; there are plenty of reasons to celebrate our nation and region!

Once you’ve tasted the wines and met the vintners, make your way to the Chimczuk Museum and discover the history behind the wine in the museum exhibit Toast to the Coast: An EPIC 150 Years. From Vin Villa on Pelee Island, Canada’s first commercially successful vineyard, to the present day, this is a history worth savouring.



A museum exhibit, “Toast to the Coast – An EPIC 150 Years”, has been created to tell the fascinating story of the evolution of our region’s wine industry from Vin Villa, built on Pelee Island in 1866 and now in ruins, to today’s thriving industry. An exclusive Speaker Series will also be offered to complement the exhibit.

The “Toast to the Coast – An EPIC 150 Years” museum exhibit will open on August 4th, 2017 and run until December 31st, 2017 at Windsor’s Chimczuk Museum.

An exclusive Speaker Series will be offered between September 14, 2017 until November 16, 2017 at various locations including the Art Gallery of Windsor, Mackenzie Hall, Pelee Island Winery, and Chimczuk Museum.


Limited release wines available at participating wineries while supplies last.


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