When you think of wine internationally, there’s no doubt that people cite the growing regions of Bordeaux and Rhône in France, Piedmont and Lombardia in Italy, and Ribera del Duerro in Spain. Few celebrate the increasing quality of Canadian, and specifically, Ontario wines.
At the same latitude as southern France, Niagara-on-the-Lake enjoys temperate weather and breezes that is fantastic for growing grapes. 200 years in the making, imported varieties are grown in dozens of wineries in the maturing area.
Aside from its world-reknowned icewine, you might be able to find some true, sophisticated gems in the Niagara region.
Next time you’re at your local liquor store, ask for some Niagara-region Pinot Noirs and Rieslings. You might not be disappointed.