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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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

  • Willow Hill Vineyards

    In 1997 we purchased five acres of bare land in an area of the Okanagan Valley known as "The Gold...

  • Black Cloud

    Black Cloud is the brand of winemaker Bradley Cooper and his wife Audralee Daum.

  • Château des Charmes

    The story of Château des Charmes begins over five generations ago with a family that traces its r...

  • Pillitteri Estates Winery

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

  • California Cult Classics

    California Cult Classics is a licensed private club operation. Each club member purchases a quant...

  • Silver Sage Winery

    Welcome to Silver Sage Winery. Located in Oliver , BC , we have some of the best wine in the Okan...

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Canada on Snooth

  • Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2014

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    OK so this is from Nova Scotia - a very marginal wine region... however, the area around Wolfville is producing electric ( read: nervy, acidic but still slightly off-dry, slightly sparkling wine of the rose variety) wine. The wine is strangely balanced: the acidity of the slightly underdone grapes plus some residual sugar works to perfection. A... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • There's still some great jazz out there, whether it's original material ... time.  They opened in Canada in 2001 and by 2005 filed for creditor protection.  Sorry I've been drinking some nice wine and not telling you guys about it.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic "Whatever happened to..."


  • Perseus Invictus 2013

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    The Perseus Invictus 2013 is a powerful, warm Bordeaux-style red with a deep, palpable flavour profile reminiscent of Graves. While not heavy-handed, the oak is forward on both nose and palate (youthful, slightly tight, tannic). But upon decanting, the nose has cedar, tobacco and cherry notes; may need 3-4 years cellaring to reach full potentia... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Buy Quality Real Passports,Driver’s License,ID Cards,Visas,birth ... Brazil, Canada, Finland, France,Ireland,Portugal,Sweden, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, USA, and so many  other countries  . We are the best producers of quality documents,With over 1 million of our documents circulating over the world.We offer only original high-quality rea... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Buy Quality Real Passports,Driver’s License,ID Cards,Visas,birth ... Brazil, Canada, Finland, France,Ireland,Portugal,Sweden, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, USA, and so many  other countries  . We are the best producers of quality documents,With over 1 million of our documents circulating over the world.We offer only original high-quality rea... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Mission Hill Pinot Noir Martin's Lane 2012

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    This wine was labelled the "best" Pinot Noir in the world under £15 at the World a Decanter awards in 2013. The 2014 continues this tradition. It's appeal begins with its deep, vibrant hue in the glass and the wonderful aromas and flavours of raspberry and cherry. Excellent weight and concentration with spicy notes on a lingering finish. Decanti... Read More

    Wine review by ccarson2


  • DV, my father cut himself pretty well with a utility knife when I was a ... ... other hand, flying out of Canada is still a bit expensive.  So maybe we should all come up and see you!  We could bring the wine, buy and prepare the food and treat you like a basket case. Seriously, this will prevent you from installing drains in my cellar, won't ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Time for an offline?


  • We've had several white wines from New Zealand and they've all been ... been ... is enough.  Canada needs the rain more than we do, considering that wild fire that's now heading towards Sask.  Anyway, we dined at the Baby Whale again (our second time) and enjoyed this lovely Spanish wine called Evodia.  It was $36 a bottle (around $10 retail,... Read More

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  • This show originated in Canada.  Here it's called Dragon's Den. Kevin O'Leary is Canadian.  I'm surprised people in the US haven't determined him to be an imposter!  He's a dink. Read More

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  • Nk'Mip Cellars Chardonnay Okanagan Valley Vqa Qwam Qwmt 2006

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    A fantastic chardonnay. Creamy and sweet with some acidity. I had it with smoked salmon and red skin potatoes; It was wonderful. Read More

    Wine review by TateHouston


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