What’s better than enjoying a nice glass of vino? Having an amazing view to look at while you’re sipping. Viewpointe Estate Winery in Essex County is situated right on the shores of Lake Erie and their name really lives up to the hype.
While most of our favourite wineries offer amazing lookouts to vineyards and county land, this location stands out from the rest.
Viewpointe Estate Winery is nestled onto the shores of a sparkling Great Lake and offers a variety of white and red selections.
You can grab a tasting of wines and bring them to the outdoor patio, where you can soak in the sun and pretend that you are on the shores of somewhere a little more tropical.
Adrian and I head to this vineyard at least once a year when we visit the Essex area. Every time we do a little wine hopping, this our favourite place to stop.
The vineyard is also known for its live music, where you can watch some small concerts on the sprawling lakeside lawns of the venue during those summer months.
Of course, one good thing about Ontario wineries, including Viewpointe, is that their wines are also pretty affordable.
You can get a nice bottle of their red for just over $10. This makes it the perfect place to stop if you need to stock up on your essentials or grab a gift for any family members that you feel obligated to buy for.
And, if you’re looking to grab the perfect Instagram photo to commemorate your girl’s trip or summer outing, the lake is the perfect backdrop.
While you’re in Essex County, there are a variety of other vineyards to visit that will turn your outing into an all-day trip.
Muscedere Vineyards has the most adorable pair of goats that greet you when you walk into the area. You can watch the two of them play while sipping on a selection of their wines.
North 42 Degrees Estate Winery & Bistro 42 is the place to stop when you need a lunch break. Their patio menu offers pieces such as Beef Tenderloin, East Coast Oysters and Kale Caesar.
If you aren’t looking to head out to wine country just yet, you can bring the vineyards to you by ordering in.
You can check out our list of wines that are under $10 that will deliver right to your doorstep.