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...

Popular Wineries in Canada View all

  • Le Clos Jordanne

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

  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

    Balance is a time-honored goal in the making of premium wines and working toward balance is a way...

  • Trius

    We had a dream to create a wine that would set a new benchmark for winemaking in Niagara-on-the-L...

  • Kettle Valley Winery

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

  • Silver Palm Wines

    At Silver Palm, our passion is creating extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon. We select choice grapes...

  • Antelope Ridge

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

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  • 8th Generation Pinot Noir 2013

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    8th Generation is a well-respected producer of Germanic-styled wines in Summerland BC. This PN is no exception; the style is seems German, but slightly deeper, smokier and rubbery; get past the smoke and rubber and you have cooked strawberry, with a vanilla/tannin finish. If the German style is the objective, all is well. 86. Read More

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  • Gray Monk Pinot Blanc 2014

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    I received this modestly priced Pinot Blanc from a family friend at a reception honouring a recently deceased relative. Since I had not had any wine from the Heiss family holdings in years, I looked forward to updating my knowledge of this beautiful vineyard and its produce. I was not disappointed: the wine is almost chardonnay-like with apple... Read More

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  • Copper Moon-Malbec

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    This is an inexpensive wine, but has a very nice smooth finish. Very enjoyable with appetizers or a great steak. Read More

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  • Copper Moon-Malbec

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    Lovely taste, goes well with anything. I so wish it was available in the USA. I am a Canadian and absolutely love this wine. My husband is not a wine drinker but really enjoys this. Read More

    Wine review by Eduardus


  • La Frenz Naramata Bench Chardonnay Reserve 2014

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    The 2014 edition of the La Frenz Reserve (Naramata Bench) Chardonnay is a lovely expression of the grape in a British Columbia setting - the very gentle mineral-based apple and pear flavours emerge from the chewy oak which might be a teeny bit heavy. Still, the wine hits the palate much like a Chilean alternative - but with a more delicacy and ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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  • Vintage Ink 2013

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    Vintage inky coloration, clarity is good, and just slightly brown hues around the rim. The aromas remind me of a Cab Sauv. and are of dark berry, chocolate, slightly boozy, and hints of strawberry sweetness. Flavors follow suit, and are jammy, strawberry, vanilla, woody oak and overall is nice! The mouthfeel is medium body, with smooth silky... Read More

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