In 2004, County-born Lanny Huff opened his modest, modern winery at a crossroads in the centre of the County; he installed a young French winemaker named Frédéric Picard, who began crafting refined, elegant Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Merlot-based reds from vineyards in South Bay, nearer Lake Ontario. Accolades came quickly, as did expansion. The fine Inn at Huff Estate opened in 2006, followed by the popular Oeno (art) Gallery in 2009. The patio is a great place for light meals and occasional concerts. In 2008, Huff launched the County’s first traditional-method sparkling wine, a style with a great future in the County.