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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  • 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...

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  • Thirty Bench Wines

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

  • Angels Gate Winery

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

  • Cave Spring Cellars

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

  • Stratus

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

  • Henry of Pelham Family Estate

    Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery is a premium estate winery located on the Short Hills Ben...

  • Tawse Estates

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

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  • Calamus Estate Vqa Calamus Red 2010


    A nose of oak and raspberry jam with some heat. A dry red mix that shows the cab sauv fullness with a smooth merlot finish. A deep undertone of blackcurrant on the palate. Could still be left to age for another year or two to let the tannins temper a bit. A rewarding experience. Read More

    Wine review by 584182NiagaraWiner 584182 NiagaraWiner

  • Inniskillin Riesling Late Autumn 2009


    Pale straw colour. Fragrant melon and rosebud. A nice delicate late Riesling. Leaning slightly more tart than sweet, but just by a tad. Starts sweet on the palette tending to a tart finish. Good value! Read More

    Wine review by 584182NiagaraWiner 584182 NiagaraWiner

  • Tawse Estates Riesling Sketches of Niagara 2007


    A nice mid-dry Riesling with fruity citrus but enough mineralness to keep it dry and from being overly sweet. I've enjoyed a few bottles. Read More

    Wine review by Scott Rouse

  • Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007


    A very nice Cab. Chocolate/ mocha with subtle fruit on the nose. Full bodied with mocha and cherry and light tannins. Have enjoyed several bottles. Can cellar for a few years. Read More

    Wine review by Scott Rouse

  • Angels Gate Winery Riesling Niagara Peninsula Vqa Sussreserve 2010


    Refreshing citrus fruit sweetness but finishes dry and clean. Must pick up more from the winery Read More

    Wine review by Scott Rouse

  • Peller Family Estates Ice Cuvee Rose Sparkling Wine


    It is a pretty salmon pink in the glass; not too sweet and soft with gentle sparkle. Summer berries, light peach, and currant flavours: it is a tasty pre-dinner treat. Read More

    Wine review by Calamus

  • Peller Estates Ice Cuvee Classic Niagara Peninsula Vqa NV


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    Wine review by Calamus

  • Hillebrand Winery Producteur Red Trius 2010


    Trius from Hillebrand impresses once again. Medium bodied, with lush tannins and warm, dark fruits. It's suspended finish intrigues the senses and warms the soul. Good balance, nice oak, and impressive structure! Read More

    Wine review by king fish

  • Trius 'Red' Niagara Peninsula Vqa 2010


    Still young with gripping tannins but nice fleshiness w ripe berries and plum, rich cassis and penicl shaving w dark cocao on the finish. Decant for 2 hours or cellar for 2-6 years. Read More

    Wine review by mikebvew

  • Trius 'Red' Niagara Peninsula Vqa 2010


    A dark velvet-purple blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.Sweet, silky texture, light tannins, beautiful balance. Dry with notes of dark berries, chocolate, and some minerality. Medium-bodied and a medium finish Read More

    Wine review by king fish

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