Canada, Ontario
hosted by Gilbert Provost


Hello! My name is Gilbert Provost and I live in a small village called Consecon in Ontario, Canada. Located in Prince Edward County, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, it is the newest designated viticultural region in Ontario. Please contact me by e-mail ( or by telephone (613-394-3243) if I can be of any assistance.

Bonjour! Je m’appelle Gilbert Provost et je vis dans un petit village nommé Consecon en Ontario, Canada. Situé dans le comté de Prince Édouard, sur la rive nord du lac Ontario, c’est la plus récente région viticole désigne en Ontario. Si je peux vous être utile, communiquez avec moi par téléphone (613-394-3243) ou par courrier électronique (

After 35 years in the world of « Airports », I retired in July 2003 and moved to a small property in Prince Edward County to realize a 20-year old dream. I became a “vigneron” in June 2004 when we planted 3,630 vines on a single acre, 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Pinot Gris. This high density planting is typical to Burgundy. Since then, we have increased the number of vines planted to 8,750, with 2,000 plants of Pinot Gris and the rest in Pinot Noir. Our viticulture is strictly organic and the work in the vineyard is very traditional with a lot of hand work.

When we moved to our new home, we noticed that a pair of Red Tail hawks nested on the property. So, our operation is called the Red Tail Vineyard. You can find information about our viticultural activities on our web site at: The web pages of CANWINE are a very good source of information about the Canadian wine making industry.

When I am not busy in the vineyard, I travel around the world on airwaves as an amateur radio operator (ham operator). My call-sign is VA3NQ. I have my own darkroom and enjoy both color and black & white photography. Finally, I am a maritime historian and I have put on the Internet a database of ships, most of them involved in emigration from Europe to the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. The database contains details about those vessels transcribed from the annual Lloyd’s Registers between 1764 and the current edition.

Come and visit when you find your way into South-eastern Ontario.

Cheers / Santé

Gilbert Provost