Taste Ontario 2013


Geographically, all of Ontario’s vine growing appellations are thought of as cool-climate regions – meaning that vines which thrive here, produce wines naturally higher in aromatics and in acidity, hence adding to their complexity and challenging their structure, respectively. Though home to many different varietals, Ontario is well-known for its Vidal and Cabernet Franc Icewines; Rieslings and Chardonnays – the whites; Pinot Noirs, Merlots and Cabernet Francs – the reds, and one must not forget the sparkling roses, just to highlight a few. Most Ontarian vines grow in the province’s four regions also known as appellations – the Niagara Escarpment, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Prince Edward County and Lake Erie North Shore (listed from highest to lowest area under cultivation); but vine is also grown in other, non-classified regions – namely Toronto and York area and Bruce County.
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