Why Ontario is Perfect for Growing Wine

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Ontario produces the largest percentage of Canada’s homegrown wine from approximately 15,000 acres of wine grape vineyards. (Another 5000 acres plus are devoted to grapes for juice.) These products range from dry table wines (red and white), to sparkling wines, dessert wines and fortified wines. Location The vineyards of Ontario lie in the centre of […]

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What is Corked Wine?

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Keeping a wine bottle sealed is probably the most important factor when it comes to maintaining a good wine. A cork is essential, as it keeps oxygen out of the wine bottle. If a bottle of wine is not airtight then it may become oxidized and undrinkable. Traditionally, the only corks worth considering were those […]

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Wine Tasting & Flights

Of the many great experiences to be enjoyed in Niagara wine country, the tasting bar is certainly the most popular. Having an opportunity to visit Niagara wineries, sample superior VQA wines and speak with courteous, friendly and knowledgeable winery staffers – even the winemakers themselves on occasion – is, without a doubt, the best way […]

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About the Wine of Niagara

The Niagara Peninsula is recognized globally as an outstanding wine producing region. With complex glacial soils and a climate similar to that of Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Oregon and New Zealand, the region is ideal for growing grapes. Niagara is located between 41-degrees and 44-degrees north latitude. Niagara is on the same latitudinal band as […]

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Ontario Wine Regions

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THERE ARE THREE DISTINCT WINE-GROWING REGIONS IN CANADA — THE PROVINCES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, NOVA SCOTIA, AND ONTARIO. There are two temperature zones across the globe where grapes suitable for wine production will flourish if planted on well-chosen sites. They range between 30 and 50 degrees North and South of the Equator. Ontario’s three Geographic […]

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