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.
•Chateau des Charmes
•Syrah (Pillitteri Estate Winery is the first winery in the world to produce ice wine with Syrah)
•Other notable varieties grown in Ontario are Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Baco Noir, Marechal Foch.
•TRIUS Red 2004
•INNISKILLIN Vidal Icewine
•ROYAL DEMARIA Cabernet Franc Icewine 2002
•JACKSON TRIGGS Gewurztraminer Ice wine 2000
•CHATEAU DES CHARMES Cabernet Franc St. David. 2002
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