When it comes to Ontario wineries the first place you automatically think of is Niagara Region. But Grand Bend, Ontario has opened a new estate winery that will put Southern Ontario on the map. Dark Horse Estate Winery is Huron County’s first winery and the latest tourist attraction in the region. So what is so special about this winery? Besides the location, everything about this winery is state of the art and has something for everyone to enjoy.
From the moment you pull up to the venue, to stepping inside the building, every corner of this winery has been thought out, to the smallest of details. From the tasting room and patio to the VIP suite and ballroom, Dark Horse Estate Winery presents you with an atmosphere that can easily be transformed to suit any event or occasion. With the smallest details top of mind, Sue Ann Rasenburg is not only the co-founder of the winery but also the designer.
Dark Horse is a family built and run business, with a very cool story. And no matter the occasion, there are numerous event spaces located throughout the winery, conveying character and able to host any event from private to corporate. Working with local caterers and businesses throughout the local community to provide the best of the best, Dark Horse provides a virtual tour on their website and offers personal appointments for any event you have in mind.
Wine Tastings and Tours
Any part of a winery wouldn’t be complete without great wine! And Dark Horse Estate doesn’t disappoint. They offer numerous wines, all at different price points based on your personal taste. And the best part is, you can do a flight tasting of any of their numerous wines you’re eager to try. With each level of their wines branded, you can try the Unapologetically wines, One Horse Town wines, or the Valegro wines. Besides the flight offerings, Dark Horse does public wine tours twice a day on a first come first serve basis which gives you first-hand access to the barrel rooms and inside some of the event spaces. After the tour, you can enjoy your tastings on the patio looking over the vineyard.
Dark Horse had their grand opening this past July and they already have their first wedding under their belt. It is also located right beside the Huron Country Playhouse, it is no surprise that Dark Horse is getting the buzz it deserves from the community.
For more information on Dark Horse Estate Winery, visit their website today.