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At the beginning of 2001, Prince Edward County in south eastern Ontario didn’t have a single winery open. However, in June of that year, Waupoos Estate opened its doors to the public and since, almost a dozen more have followed suit, making this small ‘island’ appellation the fastest growing wine region in Canada.

Excellent Burgundy-like limestone soils and a marginal climate moderated by Lake Ontario are key factors in this rapid transition to a successful viticultural area, but just as important is that ‘The County’ is astutely aware of the economic benefits that come with becoming a thriving wine region. A major part of the municipality’s economic development mandate is to encourage and facilitate vineyard development and winery investment. The County’s website even provides a free downloadable viticultural guide to investors and growers offering as much information as is possible on which to base their land purchase, planting, and growing decisions. Already, this emerging wine region 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Baco Noir

    Baco Noir is a hybrid red wine grape created at the beginning of the 20th century by French hybridizer, Francois Baco...

  • Cinsault

    History of the grape: Cinsau(l)t has been growing in Southern France for centuries. In the Rhone and Languedoc region...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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