In the spirit of Canada Day, we’re taking a closer look into the stars of the Canadian wine industry.
Here are some of Canada’s grand estates, which helped strengthen Canada’s mark in the wine world.
Inniskillin Although the name is Irish, Inniskillin is one of the most recognized Canadian wineries. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, this estate produces some of the top wines from the best grapes grown in the Niagara peninsula.
Jackson-Triggs Jackson-Triggs was founded by Allan Jackson and Don Triggs in 1993. As former employees of the Labatt wine division, they decided to start their own winery when Labatt chose to discontinue their wine division. Today Jackson-Triggs boasts a 47,000 square foot winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a 35,000 square foot estate in British Columbia.
Products: Proprietors’ Grand Reserve Proprietors’ Reserve Jackson-Triggs Esprit Proprietors’ Selection
Tinhorn Creek Tinhorn Creek boasts a unique terroir in which their winery’s location is a sage-covered desert terrain. This winery only has two classes of wine: the Varietal and the Oldfield Series.
Products: Oldfield Series - Merlot - White - Syrah
Varietal Series - Chardonnay - Gewurztraminer - Pinot Noir - Merlot - Cabernet Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Kerner Icewine
Best Product: 2Bench White
Hillebrand With over 30 years of rich history, Hillebrand is one of Canada’s winemaking pioneers; Hillebrand introduced the region’s first Icewine. Calling Niagara-on-the-Lake its home, taking full advantage of the climate and diversity the region offers. Products: Artist Series Limited Edition Showcase Trius Icewine
Best Product: Chardonnay
Dan Aykroyd Wines Yes, this is the same blues playing, ghost busting, cone head actor we all know and love. While Dan Aykroyd Wines is only two years old, this up and coming winery has already won many prestigious awards.
Products: - Ontario Discovery Series - Signature Series - Sonoma County Discovery Series.
Best Product: - Shiraz - Sauvignon Blanc from the Ontario Discovery Series - Vidal Icewine from Signature series.
Mike Weir Wine Mike Weir launched Mike Weir Wine in 2005 to support his children’s foundation. Since the opening, the brand has become a hit, selling more than 30,000 cases and has won several gold medals.
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