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Lift Haus Winery
Kathy Sullivan

Lift Haus WinerySummary: Lift Haus Winery is a small, boutique and friendly winery. Frank and Bonnie enjoy wine and talking about the wine and vineyards with visitors. Be sure to fill out the Lift Haus Winery rack card questionnaire to be entered in a special drawing.

Lift Haus Winery offers a small boutique experience emphasizing Pinot Noir wines. In addition, the Evans family produces Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. Vibrant green vineyards to the side of the tasting room thrive in the Hillier clay loam soil. The tasting room and winery are located in a renovated bungalow. The blue walls offer a sense of peace while tasting wines. The tasting counter is of golden-tone wood.

The vineyards, winery, and tasting room are located on Closson Road in Prince Edward County close to other wineries and makes the tasting room an excellent stop for anyone touring wineries in the region.

Lift Haus WineryThe Evans family who had previously operated a bed and breakfast and a restaurant purchased the current property in 2001. The winery is owned and operated by the Evans family who first planted Pinot Noir, one of their favorite grape varieties. In order to appeal to more wine enthusiasts, they added Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grape varieties to the vineyard. The Evans source Cabernet Franc grapes from within Prince Edward County.

Lift Haus Background

Frank and Bonnie Evans own the Cornelius White House B&B in Bloomfield. Today Bonnie continues to run the Bed and Breakfast. A son owned a restaurant but eventually sold it. In 2001, Frank and Bonnie along with their sons and their wives, Edward and Kelly Evans and Kyle and Eva Evans started Lift Haus Winery. The name Lift refers to all of the hard work Edward and Kyle do in terms of lifting and moving involved in owning a winery and vineyard. Haus was used as a reflection of the time that Frank and Bonnie were stationed in Germany and Holland. Frank was in the Canadian military for 38 years.

Lift Haus WineryLift Haus WineryWines at Lift Haus

Pinot Noir 2007 was a dark ruby. The aroma had notes of minerality while the taste offered mineral and cherry nuances. The wine finished with tannins, minerality, and cherry notes yielding to blackberry fruit and minerals. Chardonnay 2008 had notes of minerals and pear. The wine was silky and the crisp finish had mineral and pear notes. The crisp Pinot Gris, a light straw color, offered apple and pear nuances. The finish was crisp and refreshing.

While tasting Lift Haus wines test your wine knowledge and enter the drawing for a dinner and a stay at a local bed and breakfast. The questionnaire is short and winning the prize is definitely delightful.

Enjoy a visit to a boutique winery where you can taste Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.


Lift Haus Winery
805 Closson Road,
Hillier, Ontario K0K 2J0

GPS: N43º 59.752’ W77º 24.164’


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