At the same latitude as the Mediterranean and Northern California, the Lake Erie North Shore Region is nestled along Lake Erie with exceptional conditions to produce award-winning, world-class wines.  Essex County wine making has a rich history which was reignited about 40 years ago and today, our EPIC vintners proudly showcase their accomplishments with a wide variety of stunning vintages.



Sip and savour to learn why this is a true wine lover’s destination.  Explore our scenic wine route along the Lake Erie North Shore (LENS).  Take a guided wine trail ride and pedal through the enchanting Lake Erie North Shore, stopping to visit the various wineries that make up the Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) Wine Country.


Among 19 wineries you’ll find the internationally awarded Colio Estate Wines.  Founded in 1980, this was the first post-prohibition winery in our region.  Tour the wine-making process, from the vineyards to the impressive barrel aging room.


From picnic baskets and charcuterie boards to wood fired pizzas and gourmet fare, our  wineries are must taste!  Immerse yourself in culinary delights while sampling some of the best wines in the world.  Tour, taste, sip & savour!