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Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc.


They said you couldn’t build an estate winery in Huron County. No one ever has before. They said leave the winemaking to the winemakers. Stick to what you already know. They said Huron County doesn’t need such a destination. Who will visit?

But “they” don’t know our family, our passion or our drive.

We are the horse you didn’t see coming. The trailblazer determined to carve a new path.

We are Dark Horse Estate Winery!

Surrounded by the beauty of Huron County and incredible one-of-a-kind architecture, our winery will give people a chance to leave the everyday with all its stresses and commitments behind. Instead, they’ll experience something new. Something inviting. Something extraordinary.

Like offering local cheeses paired with our wines in an outdoor picnic. Or a stroll through the vineyard, glass in hand. Or a tasting room where guests can witness winemaking firsthand.

By constantly striving to go beyond the conventional, we’ll gain a network of dedicated visitors who return year after year to this place that’s like a second home. A place where we always recognize a returning face. A place that’s warm and inviting.

And whether they’re here for those extra special occasions or to simply escape the day, they’ll always be shown the small-town hospitality they’ve come to expect from Huron County. But it won’t be easy. It will take good old-fashioned hard work, perseverance and working together with our staff, our stakeholders and our community to build this wonderful destination. We’ll stay true to our values by letting the experts be experts. Collaborating creatively with our partners. And learning from each other.

Producing a quality wine as inviting and uncomplicated as the place that bore it, the kind of wine that people truly want to drink.

Let’s drink to that!

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Dark Horse One Horse Town Pinot Noir 2013
Dark Horse One Horse Town Pinot Noir 2013

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 13.8%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2017‐2020


LCBO: 499558  Check Stock



Dark Horse Valegro Special Reserve Cabernet Franc Icewine 2015
Dark Horse Valegro Special Reserve Cabernet Franc Icewine 2015

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 10.1%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2017‐2020

Divine Dessert Wine


LCBO: 522508  Check Stock



Dark Horse Estate Winery One Horse Town Cabernet Merlot 2015
Dark Horse Estate Winery One Horse Town Cabernet Merlot 2015

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2018‐2022


LCBO: 569434  Check Stock


One Horse Town Vidal
One Horse Town Vidal

Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 11.5%  250 ml


LCBO: 16926  Check Stock


One Horse Town Pinot Grigio   Ddp
One Horse Town Pinot Grigio Ddp

Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 12%  750 ml


LCBO: 13585  Check Stock





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