Well, what can I say? I fell in love with a guy that made wine for a living.
I knew nothing about wine myself, but I didn’t let this create a barrier for us. Instead, it became a usual topic of conversation and curiosity.
This might interest you:
Prince Edward County is Canada’s newest DVA (Designated Viticultural Area). Located midway between Toronto and Ottawa in Eastern Ontario, it is a vibrant island community that has seen an explosion of growth in the last 15 years. Situated on some of the oldest limestone soils this side of Burgundy, The County, as it is known to locals, is home to 48 wineries, dozens of fabulous restaurants, craft breweries, and a world-class cidery, not to mention the most incredible fresh water dunes you’ll ever see.
Mike Traynor is an award-winning winemaker. Having worked as a consulting winemaker for several other wineries in Canada, he went on to purchase what would become Traynor Family Vineyard in the Hillier area of PEC in 2008. With just over 5 acres planted to vinifera and hybrid grape varieties, he continues to prove that great wine is made here.
The winery and vineyard is truly a family undertaking, and most definitely a labour of love. On any given day, you’ll find Mike and me (Rebecca), Mike’s parents, and even Quintin, Audrey and our little Ezra, hard at work, getting things done around the property, greeting visitors, and helping them to fall in love with The County life. But let’s not forget all our staff who do the brunt of the work and make our winery a special place.
Is that wine, as friendship and love, must be shared to be best appreciated. We hope to welcome you into our little family with open arms so that you too can enjoy the fruits of our labours.
For more on Mike Traynor and the Traynor Family wines, visit the website, or come by for a visit and sample for yourself!