Niagara Peninsula Wine

 

The Niagara Peninsula, part of the Ontario province, is the most productive wine region in Canada. Lake Ontario is to its north, and the Niagara River is in the east, culminating at the great Niagara Falls. Most of the vineyards are situated along the Niagara Escarpment, a low mountain ridge that runs through Ontario into New York state. The Escarpment acts as a climate moderator, protecting against cold lake breezes by circulating air back to the lake. This is especially helpful to low lying areas that would normally be prone to early frost. The region has its own microclimate that differs from the rest of Canada, with good grape ripening conditions in hot summers and cold late autumns and winters that allow for natural Icewine production. 
 
Icewine, produced mostly from the Vidal grape, but also from Riesling, is the pride of the region and its most popular commodity, even in a sparkling version. As in Germany, Riesling is produced here in a range of styles from bone dry to Read more »

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  • 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...

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  • Strewn Estate Winery

    At Strewn, we're committed to making premium VQA wines from grapes grown in the Niagara peninsula...

  • Cave Spring Cellars

    Great winemaking finds its origins through a marriage of vision, passion and patience. More than ...

  • Schonmarke

    Schönmarke Gold VQA Icewine is nature's precious gift of winter to wine lovers. It is produced in...

  • Angels Gate Winery

    Angels Gate Winery uses traditional winemaking techniques combined with new world technologies to...

  • Château des Charmes

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

  • Daniel Lenko Estate Winery

    Welcome to Daniel Lenko Estate Winery THE GRAPES: For over 40 years the Lenko family has suppli...

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  • Fielding Estate Winery Syrah Beamsville Bench Vqa 2007

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  • Fielding Estate Winery Riesling Lot 17 2008

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  • Fielding Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2004

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  • Fielding Estate Winery Chardonnay Musqué Niagara Peninsula Vqa 2007

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  • Trius Winery at Hillebrand 2011

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    Here is a fresh, fruity, yet dry Rose' from a winery who excels in producing great wines. This is a blend of 56% Syrah, 31% Merlot, and 13% Cabernet Franc with all grapes being grown in the Niagara-On-The-Lake region of Canada. Fresh, refreshing, and delightful on the palate, this is a Rose' that shows off its colors and flavor with food or by i... Read More

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  • Chateau des Charmes Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc 2009

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  • Chateau des Charmes Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc 2009

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    We at WineSplash love going to the Niagara Peninsula in Canada to taste wines! And Chateau Des Charmes is definitely one of our favorite places! The Mansion-like chateau, surrounding vineyards, and elegance of the interior is just magnificent! Last night, we drank the 2009 Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc and truly enjoyed it. A lovely ruby color a... Read More

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  • Angels Gate Winery Gewürztraminer Niagara Peninsula Vqa 2010

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    This fragrant straw coloured Gerwurtz delights the nose with lychee and flowers the palate is distinctly dry and oozes oiliness. The finish remains dry and relatively long lasting. The oiliness can be off-putting and leans toward the distinctly new world Gewurtz style. Not my favourite Gerwurtz out there. If paired appropriately with spicy foods... Read More

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  • Malivoire Gewürztraminer Beamsville Bench Vqa Estate Bottled 2010

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    After a few glasses this fragrant Gewurzt remains an enigma. A clear nose of spiced apple pie and apricot accent this yellow-ish wine. A sweet palate that is unlike any Gewurtz Ive tasted from Ontario. A very edgeless and rounded mouthful that ends with a slight dryness on the finish. New World Gewurtz are often criticised for being overly flab... Read More

    Wine review by 584182NiagaraWiner 584182 NiagaraWiner


  • Kacaba Rebecca Rose 2011

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    This delicious rose exhibits a tremendous nose of strawberries with hints of spice and a very well balanced and refreshing palate of strawberries, pink grapefruit and orange blossoms. This is the best rose I've come across in Ontario to date. The rose is produced in a unique fashion that creates a very versatile wine that goes well beyond the su... Read More

    Wine review by 584182NiagaraWiner 584182 NiagaraWiner


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