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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

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...

Popular Wineries in Canada View all

  • Antelope Ridge

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

  • La Ferme Maury

    This vineyard farm, facing the Nothumberland Strait, with all its surrounding activities, w...

  • Kettle Valley Winery

    Naramata is easily the premier growing region in British Columbia, with it’s moderate temperature...

  • Reif Estate Winery

    The Reif family tradition of winemaking began nearly half a millennium ago in the small winemakin...

  • Hawthorne Mountain

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

  • Joie

    In the fall of 2002 we purchased a beautiful 5 acre farm on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Va...

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Canada on Snooth

  • We produce real and fake passports,drivers licenses,ID cards,birth ... ... Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,Italy,Finland,France,Germany,Israel,Mexico, Netherlands,South Africa,Spain,United Kingdom. This list is not full.EMAIL…………….;williamsjohnson790@gmail.com-IDs Scan-yes-HOLOGRAMS: IDENTICAL-BARCODES: IDS SCAN-UV: YESContact EMAIL…………….;w... Read More

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  • Yup, it's Windsor.  Oldest trivia question in the book is what is the ... ... beer in Detroit than in Canada. Poor Vogler, so desperate for another Canadian to appear regularly on here.  Seriously, DV, you can fly to California in less time and for less money, we'll declare you an honorary citizen of our country.  We'll still let you talk abo... Read More

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  • Hey Ronny - I used to go to Windsor every weekend to learn how to make dim sum. ... ... Problem with wines in Canada is that in most of the provinces they're bought and sold by the gov't so your prices aren't great. However, you're close enough that you can head into Michigan and pick some up. Good luck and welcom Read More

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  • I'm posting from Canada. Actually its a small city (200 000) across the river from Detroit Michigan. Interestingly, Detroit is north of us!!.I enjoy red wines such as Valpolicella, or even red blends such as Osooyoos Larose. Read More

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  • Welcome, Simon.For the most part participants in Snooth are wine afficionados ... are from the UK (Duncan) and Canada (DVogler).  DVogler does an excellent job of reporting on wines from his region--British Columbia--and Duncan does an equal job of reporting on European wines.While I enjoy Spanish wines you will find there are participants, he... Read More

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  • Thanks for taking the time to check it out.  I know it's probably dull ... ... critical wine writers in Canada, Anthony Gismondi, who they have write short and not terribly useful minor wine reviews once a week (for, mainly, the dross that BC Liquor sports) and then a cellar selection midweek. With Decanter, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Imbib... Read More

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  • This is an article by (well known in Canada wine writer/critic) Anthony Gismondi.  I'll follow it up with some local stories.http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Anthony+Gismondi+Grocery+games+getting+ridiculous/11624470/story.html  Read More

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  • While looking at the NYTimes food section, I saw a piece for this book by ... ... them when I hitched across Canada in 1990.  Not sure how deep their expertise is in this area.  I looked through the table of contents and it's fairly basic:  Major wine areas in most countries associated with wine get some play.  Odd to choose Niagara over Okana... Read More

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  • Enjoying some Washington Rose' with Tika Masala.  Beautiful fruit ... ... sure about availability in Canada).  I would definitely recommend purchasing a bottle if you see it - should be around $10 bottle and well worth i Read More

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  • Desert Hills Estate Winery Syrah Three Boys Vineyard 2009

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    Initially, this quite well-regarded wine had quite a whiff of oak on the nose which quickly dissipated leaving a deep blackberry, cherry and cola scent Flavours follow in lock-step with good fruit and a touch of chocolate (for the vintage, which is superior for the region) but just a tad too much wood for my taste .The finish is medium to short... Read More

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