As the first and only estate and tourist destination winery in Huron County, we are the dark horse in this race. Just minutes from the shores of Lake Huron and its world- famous sunsets, the 85 -acre estate is a winery, vineyard, and special event venue.
The centrepiece is a 31,000 sq. ft. manor that includes a tasting room, production facility, barrel cellar, ballroom, VIP lounge, and patio spaces. A vineyard with over 22,000 acres of vine plantings including varietals such as Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Baco Noir, Vidal, and Marquette.
Whether you’re catching up with friends over a glass of wine on the patio, taking a tour, or planning your dream wedding, the Dark Horse Estate is in the business of creating memories. With a tasting bar, retail boutique, patios, and many unique venues, the estate has been thoughtfully designed to make any occasion special. We trust you will find a season and a reason to raise your glass.
Dark Horse Estate Winery offers many event packages, including multiple venues, catering, and service options that are sure to suit your special event of up to 350 people inside.
Our grand ballroom boasts breathtaking vineyard vistas and space to accommodate up to 300 people. It’s the perfect setting for your fairy tale wedding, reunion, or large-gathering special event.
Cellar Reception Hall
This stunning space with views of the barrel room can accommodate up to 80 guests and is an ideal, intimate, and unusual spot for a gathering.
This private space will provide an authentic winery experience for up to 24 guests. Perfect for rehearsal dinners or small receptions.
With a view of the vineyard and its own patio, this exclusive room can be configured to host gatherings for up to 20 guests, or provide a serene space for a getaway, staging area for the wedding party, or bridal shower.
Please check our website for hours of operation
Wine Tasting: 11 AM – close
Public Tastings: All day
Wine Tours : 2 PM
Private VIP Tours & Tasting: By reservation
By the Glass & Gourmet Snacks: 11 AM – close
Possible light snow in the afternoon and evening.
Foggy until morning, starting again in the evening.