Canada is one of the youngest wine nations. Most people don`t even know that viticulture is possible in this allegedly quite cold country. It is however surprising that the wine region Niagara in Ontario is located at the same degree of latitude as Chianti in Italy for instance. The weather can be amazingly warm during the growing seasons. Of course, the winters are usually freezing cold. This is on the one hand Canada`s big advantage: Its specialty, the outstanding ice wine, can be produced every year with very strong probability.
Canadian winegrowers rely on frost resistant grape varieties as for instance Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and a range of American hybrids as Vidal or Baco Noir. Canada`s wines are adventurously produced in various styles, nowadays at high qualities. They are definitely an insider tip worth being tested.