The Hounds of Erie Winery was Canada’s first virtual winery/cidery. Founded in 2015, the winery/cidery is family owned and operated by winemaker Mat and Melissa Vaughan and family. The winery/cidery specializes in hand crafted very small batch premium wines and ciders. The winery was incorporated in 2019 and is now located in beautiful Clear Creek, Ontario.

The Hounds’ first release was its national award winning hard cider called Top Dog hard cider in December 2015. One year later, the winery released a second hard cider called Best in Show. In 2017, a third hard cider was released called Sassy Bitch (a raspberry hard cider). In 2018, a fourth (perry) was released called the Perfect Pear. 2019 saw the release of the our winery’s fifth hard cider called Dog House hard cider (a hopped hard cider).

Our first, and long over-due wine was release in 2019. The red wine, called Fox and the Hound, is an estate Marquette blend that represents the vineyard’s first commercial wine release. Only 55 cases were produced!

Our wine and hard ciders are now available by ordering through this website or by visiting our production space. Please fill out the contact form and provide your mailing details to receive a quote. Please note that a minimum of 1 case is required for all online orders.

For more information about the Hounds of Erie products please contact Mat and Mel through this website, or through our facebook page

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377 7th Concession Road ENR

Clear Creek, ON

N0E 1C0


519-420-9097 or 519-909-5695

Hours of Operation:

Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm