Gooey cheese, tangy tomatoes, a speckle of fresh greens, and a doughy crust baked to perfection - these are the building blocks to an unforgettable pizza! You might already know all about Prince Edward County’s fabulous wineries, but do you know about all the heavenly pizza spots as well? We at The June believe an ideal visit to The County is not complete without a trip to one (or more - we won’t judge) of these places on our curated list. These are pizzas that will entice you to buy a second box to-go after just one bite and will be sure to compliment the glass of wine you decide to enjoy.
1.) TerraCello Winery
Address: 2436 Prince Edward County Rd 1, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
From only using ingredients imported from Italy to the dough that is made fresh at 4 am, TerraCello Winery stands out as an instant crowd pleaser when it comes to pizzas, which they offer Thursday to Sunday. The passionate owner, Anthony, puts every ounce of pride in his Neapolitan heritage into his work which truly shows in the resulting pizza that is giant in portion, filled with delicious ingredients, soft to the touch, and easy to manipulate and fold. Being the second in The County to bring wood-fired oven pizzas to the scene, they have perfected their sauce, and the ample amount of olive oil adds fragrance to each savoury bite!
2.) Hillier Creek Estates Winery
Address: 46 Stapleton Rd, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0
You will find the usual selection of pizzas at Hillier Creek Estates Winery and also some creative recipes being offered every day this summer. Wait to be served while lounging on their outdoor patio that is designed to feel like one’s own backyard with the eclectic furnishing and shading of surrounding trees! Their pizza is thin crust, on the softer side instead of crunchy, and a fairly good size that will leave you satisfied! If you are feeling adventurous, give the Woody Pizza a try. It is sprinkled with blue cheese, slices of tomatoes, beef, caramelized onions and mushrooms – all coming together to create a balanced flavour that is slightly sweet and savoury at the same time.
3.) Huff Estates Winery & Inn
Address: 2274 Prince Edward County Rd 1, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
We have always been a big fan of Huff Estates’ rosé so when they brought a wood-fired oven from Italy and started making pizza this year, we knew we were in for a treat. Their pizza is fluffy and soft, the crust is not too thin and not too thick, and it's the perfect size to finish on your own. They are offered seven days a week and for those only wanting a quick bite, you can get an affordable combo of a pizza slice with a glass of wine. The pizzas are made right in the open with a beautiful view of the expansive ground. If you visit on a Sunday, you can even enjoy live musical performances!
4.) 555 Brewing Co
Address: 124 Picton Main St, Prince Edward, ON K0K 2T0
Open for business every day during the summer, you can always rely on 555 Brewing Co. for fresh and hearty ingredients piled on their crunchy wood-fired oven pizzas. They tend to opt for a light layer of sauce to keep the overall taste refreshing and simple. In order to not contaminate their beer brewing process, the pizza dough is hand-made and provided by the Pastry House, a bakery right across the street from 555 Brewing Co. The menu also changes every few weeks, so customers can always look forward to something new each visit!
5.) Three Dog Winery
Address: 1920 Fish Lake Rd, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
For three years, Three Dog Winery has been committed to serving the same three pizza flavours for their guests: Margarita (with fresh basil and tomatoes tended in their own garden), Sausage (chicken based and stuffed with feta and spinach), and Cheese (mozzarella cheese and curds). The pizza texture is firm, crunchy on the edge – perfect for those looking for something light and uncomplicated. Another fun fact is that the owners actually built one of the clay ovens themselves and bought the other from Italy. Pizzas are offered Saturday to Tuesday, but go on Saturdays and Sundays when live music is offered to add some extra flair to your eating experience.