Closson Chase Vineyard


A quality-driven producer that helped spearhead the birth of the Prince Edward County wine industry, using centuries-old European traditions & sustainable, innovative techniques to create world class wines using only to finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes.

  • Founded: 1998
  • Partners: Seaton McLean, Sonja Smits, Michael MacMillan, Gene McBurney, Andy Thomson, Bill Fanjoy and Deborah Paskus
  • Winery Site: Township of Hillier Ontario, Prince Edward County
  • Vigneron and Winemaker: Keith Tyers
  • Associate Vigneron: Kimball Lacey
  • Retail manager: Erin MacInnis
  • Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) Appellation: Prince Edward County. This is Ontario’s most northern appellation located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario at a latitude of 44°N. The area relies on the lake to provide a moderated cool climate growing season.
  • Vineyards: Single vineyard of 30 acres south facing, limestone-rich soil under vine; planted high density
  • Avg. Yield per Acre: Yields are controlled through thinning prior to veraison; 16.25 hL/acre Chardonnay, 9.75 hL/acre Pinot Noir
  • Soils: Hillier clay loam, shallow crumbled limestone overlying fractured limestone, pH 7.9, well drained
  • Climate: Cool climate viticulture at the limit of vinifera production in Eastern Ontario. Prevailing southwesterly breezes travel across the Bay of Quinte moderating temperatures throughout the year. These are especially beneficial during the warm summer months, keeping average temperatures around 22 degrees C.
  • Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris

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