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 recently incorporated 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! In 2018, a fourth (perry) was released called the Perfect Pear.

All four 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