Canadian Wine

 

Canada’s wine-making history is relatively short. Beginning in the early 1800s, some of the early European settlers experimented with planting vinifera species from their home country, but these often succombed to vine diseases in the heat and humidity of summers, and froze to death in the frigid winters. However, indigenous grapes could withstand these conditions. European varietals were still being tested, but labrusca and riparia grapes and their hybrids such as Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Baco Noir, Concord, Niagara, Duchess and Maréchal Foch made up the majority of the wines. Suffice to say, these were not the stuff of global acclaim. 
 
In the early 1900s, Canada saw a sweeping temperance movement that enacted a Prohibition in most of the provinces from 1901 in Prince Edward Island, ending for most of the country in 1930 (Prince Edward Island finally relented in 1948). This had similar consequences and blackmarket equivocations as the American one. 

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Varietals Produced in Canada View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of Canada

  • British Columbia

      British Columbia in the western part of Canada has come a long way from its humble beginni...

  • Nova Scotia

    Nova Scotia’s wine industry rarely gets the attention it deserves. Though the climate is cool, ...

  • Ontario

      Ontario is the most productive wine-producing province within Canada, accounting for the m...

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  • La Frenz Winery

    LA FRENZ produces exceptional wines on the Naramata Bench in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Pl...

  • Ancient Coast Wines

    Many years ago, a massive inland sea, larger than the great lakes, covered most of Ontario. Over ...

  • Pillitteri Estates Winery

    Pillitteri's winemaking philosophy is quite simple: "To produce the finest VQA wines possible fr...

  • Antelope Ridge

    High atop the western hills of the South Okanagan's Golden Mile sits Antelope Ridge Estate Winery...

  • Le Clos Jordanne

    Le Clos Jordanne is a remarkable partnership between Vincor Canada and Boisset France. It symboli...

  • Hawthorne Mountain

    The Winery: See Ya later Ranch at Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards Year: Established September 1st, 1...

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