A Bit About Us

Welcome to the Hounds of Erie Winery.  Creating quality award winning hard ciders, and memorable wines for each guest to sip, stay and enjoy is just a part of your experience at this boutique winery. 

When you arrive at the Hounds there is never a doubt that you will be welcomed with a smile and perhaps a snuggle from the resident hound Kingston.  Being a dog-friendly winery every guest is invited to bring along their pup for a day out in Norfolk County paradise.  Hidden away in beautiful Clear Creek, Ontario is a treasure you’ll want to share and experience over, and over again.   

“When a guest leaves the Hounds of Erie, the most important thing I want them to take with them is the story of ‘their’ experience they can share again and again.”
~ Mat Vaughan Owner/Wine Maker​

Meet Mat

Co-owner & Wine Maker of the Hounds of Erie. Knowing a winery was in his future came very naturally to Mat. His cider & wine making journey started as a result of a man who takes ideas, transitions them to a vision and follows through with a quality result. Seeing potential in hard cider and wine making was built from a journey of self-taught production, joining an exclusive wine making club that allowed palettes to be perfected, production techniques shared and has produced some of Ontario’s greatest wine makers. Recognizing that Norfolk County wine region was emerging, led Mat and his wife, Melissa to beautiful Clear Creek, Ontario from Kitchener-Waterloo. Mat believes in quality, and delivering the best he can offer.