Niagara Peninsula Vqa 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Strewn Estate Winery

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

  • Thirty Bench Wines

    Thirty Bench is a producer of premium wines grown exclusively on estate vineyards in the Beamsvil...

  • Tawse Estates

    The Tawse Winery is nestled in the gentle slopes of our 32-acre vineyard located on the Vineland ...

  • Angels Gate Winery

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

  • Stratus

    Explore the wines of Stratus by visiting the winery located in the historic town of Niagara-on-...

  • Cave Spring Cellars

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

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  • Ravine Sand and Gravel Chardonnay 2016


    Pear, Tropical Fruit, Lemon Meringue Pie, caramel, and oak. Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash

  • Ravine Sand and Gravel Chardonnay 2016


    Most people love Niagara Falls because it is such a magical place! There is something in the air, in the water, in the soil, or something in the atmosphere that makes this place so special. Or maybe all of them put together makes the perfect scenario for growing a vineyard and producing fantastic wines. Pssstby the way..Canada produces amazing w... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash

  • Pillitteri Estates Winery Cabernet Franc Niagara-On-the-Lake Vqa NV


    Too sharp on the tongue. Didn't care for it. Read More

    Wine review by effell

  • Fox, no dessert wine? Nothing to match up with the food or just had enough ... ... ... Proprietors' Reserve Niagara Peninsula VQA) made from Vidal that was awesome with vanilla bean gelato.OK, RBA can relate to what we had this evening - 2010 Prince Michel Cab Franc.For a Virginia cab franc, this is not bad. Not much on the nose, maybe a hint ... Read More

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  • Peller Estates Ice Cuvee Classic Niagara Peninsula Vqa NV


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Thanks everyone for all the information. I absolutely love blue cheese. The wine is a 2007 Inniskillin Appellation VQA Niagara Peninsula . Ontario Canada.  The bottle is narrow and is 375 ml.Looking for an occasion for having it but have learned that finding the right time to drink something special is almost impossible. The best occasion is cre... Read More

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  • Stratus Charles Baker Riesling 2011


    Stewed white fruit - especially gooseberry - dominates the nose with some incipient petrol. On the palate (especially entry), there is MacIntosh apple acidity and lime. Truly delicious, this wine lacks almost for nothing - maybe just a bit more density. Otherwise, seek out and buy as much as you can find. Few Rhinegau beat this baby... one of C... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Peller Estates Merlot Niagara Peninsula Vqa Private Reserve 2008


    Very good with steak, quinoa, mushrooms. Read More

    Wine review by Bresmith

  • Vineland Estates Winery Cabernet Franc Niagara Peninsula Vqa Reserve 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by susan ad

  • Fielding Estate Winery Syrah Beamsville Bench Vqa 2007


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    Wine review by jande

  • YES, Niagara Peninsula is home to the "Best Ice Wine in the World".................that's my expert opinion. sjcompus

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