Vineyard in Waupoos
|Name origin:waabooz, "rabbit" in Ojibwe|
|Municipality||Prince Edward County|
|Elevation||83 m (272 ft)|
|Timezone||Eastern Time Zone (UTC−5)|
|- summer (DST)||Eastern Time Zone (UTC−4)|
|Area code||Area code 613|
Waupoos is a community in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Situated on Smith Bay on Lake Ontario, Waupoos is in the centre of the county's cider and wine industry.Located about 13 km from Picton, it is set among apple orchards, wineries, local farms and forested hills.
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