Huff Estates Winery, in the heart of Ontario’s Prince Edward County’s wine country, was opened in 2004 by a sole proprietor named Lenny Huff, who made his fortune in the plastic tubing business.  Mr. Huff remains (according to his staff) the only locally born & raised winery owner in the County.  Following the winery, Huff added its lodging area two years later in 2006, and then the art gallery, Oneo, in 2009.

This was my third stay at the Huff Estates Inn, and as always, I enjoyed my experience.  For my one-night stay, WagJag had a promotion for ~ $120 (then another ~$15 tax paid at the Inn), which included one free bottle of wine (limitations apply), a buffet breakfast, welcome cheese platter, and a voucher for “premium tasting of 3 wines” at Chadsey’s Cairns, Closson Chase, Rosehall Run, Norman Hardie, and of course Huff Estates.

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The interior of the room is spacious with a king-size bed, a comfortable seating area with two armchairs, a fireplace, TV & DVD player, and screened+glass door exit to the semi-private terrace, along with a refrigerator which may come in handy for guests who purchased artisan cheese from local cheese stores.  In the bathroom, towels, a blow dryer, small bottles of Bath & Body Works shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotions were made available.

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Artwork @ Oneo, the art gallery.  Some of the paintings I saw were priced at ~ $20k!!!

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Left: Special exhibition show-casing the paintings of artist Andrew Lui.  Right: Miscellaneous glassware, etc.

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Outside of Oneo, large art pieces are found in the open field area.

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What’s a better way to end a fun-filled day with a glass of wine and a movie!  Huff Estates provides guests with complimentary DVD rentals with close to 100 selections!  My pick for the night was well-suited to the wine country surrounding, Bottle Shock.  The movie was based on a true story, where famed British wine merchant (former) / educator / writer submitted California wines in a Paris blind tasting in 1976.  To everyone’s utter surprise, in both the red & white categories, California wines championed over prestigious French ones.  Chateau Montelena took the top prize in the white wine competition while Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ Cabernet Sauvignon took the honors in the red wine category.  The victory helped put California / Napa wines on the world map.  A very inspiring story.

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Breakfast @ Huff Estate with coffee, tea, juices, yogurt, cereals, fruits, DIY waffles, home-made croissants, sausages, eggs, breakfast wraps, etc.  Better and more variety than most of the breakfast I’ve had at motel chains such as Best Western or Hampton Inn.

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Suggestions for improvements

1. The TV is tiny and out of proportion in comparison to the rest of the room.  That makes it very hard to watch TV from the bed.

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