With a cool climate suitable for more than just ice wine production...
With a cool climate suitable for more than just icewine production, Canada is also home to excellent dry, still and sparkling wines. Most viticulture is based in Ontario on the east coast and British Columbia on the west coast. Because of the high risk of winter freeze and spring frost, plantings are typically centered on large bodies of water to take advantage of their temperature moderating effects.
In Ontario, particularly on the Niagara Peninsula, aromatic white varieties like Riesling and Gewürztraminer are most successful. Many wineries produce both dry and semi-dry versions. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cabernet Franc perform nicely here as well. For icewine, French-American hybrid variety, Vidal, is popular. In British Columbia, many of the same grapes are grown, but there is also a significant emphasis on Bordeaux varieties—especially Merlot.
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Inniskillin Oak-aged Vidal Icewine (375ML half-bottle) 2005Other Dessert from Canada
Inniskillin Riesling Icewine (375ML half-bottle) 2005Other Dessert from Canada
Currently Unavailable $73.99Try the 2015 Vintage 71 9979 9973 99Save $6.00 (8%)
Inniskillin Vidal Icewine (375ML half-bottle) 2005Other Dessert from Canada
Currently Unavailable $89.00Try the 2016 Vintage 59 998989Save $0.00 (0%)