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Wine Country: Canada’s Niagara Peninsula

The Niagara Peninsula’s Ice Wine is an international attraction for wine enthusiasts worldwide.

Ontario has the largest percentage of vineyards in Canada with more than 15,000 acres. The Niagara Peninsula is responsible for about 80 per cent of Canada’s production.  

The Niagara Peninsula’s success is primarily due to the fact it shares some characteristics of Burgundy and Bordeaux’s climates; which are pivotal and crucial to the production of fine wine.  

The Ice Wine
Niagara Peninsula renowned for its ice wine is made in Niagara-on-the-Lake. With its unique sugar content and acidity levels, the Niagara Peninsula’s Ice Wine has become an international attraction for wine enthusiasts worldwide.  

Notable Wineries

•Chateau des Charmes
•Jackson Triggs
•Peller Estate
•Peninsula Ridge  

Grape Variety
•Syrah (Pillitteri Estate Winery is the first winery in the world to produce ice wine with Syrah)
•Gamay Noir
•Cabernet Franc
•Other notable varieties grown in Ontario are Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Baco Noir, Marechal Foch.  

Trademark Wines
•TRIUS Red 2004
•ROYAL DEMARIA Cabernet Franc Icewine 2002
JACKSON TRIGGS Gewurztraminer Ice wine 2000
CHATEAU DES CHARMES Cabernet Franc St. David. 2002  

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