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





Keith Tyers - Winemaker

Our Winemaker 

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

Keith Tyers grew up in Kingston, Ontario where he developed a keen interest in wine and food. A move to Toronto fueled 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. Keith began his winemaking career as a Vineyard Hand in 2003, soon after his arrival in the County. This quickly led to an Assistant Winemaker position, where he worked under Deborah Paskus for several years. After a brief period in wine consulting and sales, Keith returned to Closson Chase and took over as Winemaker in 2015. Since then he has continued the tradition of excellence in Chardonnay and has also followed his passion of producing exceptional Pinot Noir. Keith’s philosophy is to capture what Mother Nature grows in a bottle, creating the best possible expression of local terroir. 

Closson Chase Vineyards

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
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
2019 - International Publications
Closson Chase Vineyards

bring your friends!

to beautiful Prince Edward County

We are currently offering seated tastings in our beautiful garden until Monday, October 12th . The largest group per table is 6 people. We are not accepting reservations for the garden; walk-in only.

Tastings will be available by reservation only following October 12th.

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    Closson Chase Vineyards

    Keith Tyers


    "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. "