"Wine is part of life, it reminds us of the past as we enjoy the present and think about the future"
- Keith Tyers 

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Our Winemaker 
Keith TYERS

"I want to capture what Mother Nature grows in a bottle" 

Keith Tyers grew up in Kingston, where he developed a keen interest in wine and food.

A move to Toronto fuelled his passion for wine and led him to take the International Sommelier Guild program at Humber College.

After a few years as part of the big city restaurant scene, Keith decided he wanted to be closer to home and enjoy a quieter lifestyle.

His journey took him to Prince Edward County where he settled on Closson Road with his wife Cassandra to raise their young family. 

About Us

Established In 1998


Closson Chase is a quality-driven winery 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 the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris grapes.

An early advocate for sustainable practices, Closson Chase crafts fine wines that reflect each individual vintage, capturing the distinct qualities imparted by the soil and climatic variations of the year.

OUR History

After two years spent analyzing County soils, Deborah Paskus settled upon Hillier Township, as the ideal location for her dream vineyard — south sloping at six degrees, good drainage, gravelly soil on a limestone base, approximately five kilometres inshore — land that was once the Closson family farm, early settlers to the County. Now the dream could take flight.

1998 - The Beginning

Deborah Paskus and partners decide to build a winery to craft world class wines in a yet unproven area.

1999 - First Vines Planted
2002 - Barn Restored
2003 - First Harvest
2004 - First Estate Vintage
2006 - North Field Planted
2007 - The Ridge
2007 - The Church
2010 - International Recognition
2011 - Midtown Manhattan
2012 - Closson Chase Goes Global
2015 - New Winemaker
2016 - The Ridge Vineyard

Come visit us

Located in beautiful Prince Edward County

We offer wine tours and tastings for individuals to large groups. We are always happy to meet new people and take you on a guided tour of the vineyard and share our story of how we make our fine wines. 

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    Keith Tyers

    Winemaker 

    "Wine is part of life, it reminds us of the past as we enjoy the present and think about the future. I am open to new ideas, new ways of doing things, and ultimately putting the summer in a glass for other wine lovers to enjoy. I hope others take as much pleasure in drinking our wines as we have in making them. "