Niagara-on-the-Lake: Rich in Heritage, History & Varietal Character

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Rich in Heritage, History & Varietal Character

Rich with heritage, complex history, and varietal character For a region known for its wine, you may have heard through the grapevine about a town fully aged to perfection. Rich with heritage, complex history, and varietal character, Niagara-On-The-Lake is like a fine Merlot. Its flavour lingers long after you leave it behind. Just twenty minutes […]

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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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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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Traveling with Wine

Peller Estates Winery Restaurant | Niagara on the Lake

Exploring local wineries on vacation is a favorite past time for many wine drinkers. Its an opportunity to sample and purchase wine that may not otherwise be available to you in your home area. However, when you’re away from home getting your wine purchases back safely can be problematic. Shipping wines, for whatever reason, is […]

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