The By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery & Vineyard winery is named after an early settler, Ira Chadsey, who built stone cairns at the back of the property claiming they would guide him home in the afterlife when he returned as a white horse. A century later, the story is still being told, hence the winery By Chadsey’s Cairns.

As for origin of the cairns, that, too, is puzzling. Ira listed himself as an agnostic in the 1871 census, so it’s unlikely he believed in reincarnation. More probable is that after years of hauling large stones off the fields, the annual springtime crop heaved up by frost, Ira decided to do something practical and creative than merely dumping the stones in the fence line.

Owned In: Ontario


Last Updated August 4, 2021

Made In Wellington, ON:

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