Our neighbors to the north have a booming wine industry with over 180 wineries across the region, most in or near the Niagara Peninsula. Most Ontario wines don’t make it to wine store shelves in the U.S., but here are a few that are making their debut here.
Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catherine Brut, NV (VQA Niagara Peninsula); $28.99
Gently toasty floral aroma with notes of pear and apple; tart, bright citrus and stone-fruit flavors.
Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catherine Rosé Brut, NV (VQA Niagara Peninsula); $28.99
Creamy berry aroma; bright and vibrant fruit flavor with a touch of delicate brioche.
13th Street Winery June’s Vineyard Chardonnay, 2017 (VQA Creek Shores); $19.99
Rich, honeyed aroma; full-flavored and tartly dry with notes of baked apple and fig.
Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Baco Noir, 2016 (VQA Ontario); $22.99
Aromas of dark chocolate, cassis and black licorice; pleasant and fruity with a hint of smoky cherries and earth.
Megalomaniac Sonofabitch Pinot Noir, 2016 (VQA Twenty Mile Bench); $34.99
Black cherry, violet and chocolate aromas; crisply acidic and light-bodied with smoky cherry flavor.
Megalomaniac Cabernet Merlot Reserve, 2016 (VQA Twenty Mile Bench); $59.99
Warm spice aroma with notes of mocha, vanilla and cassis; ripe berries and dark chocolate on the palate.
Ziraldo Riesling Icewine, 2014 (Niagara Peninsula); $49.99/375ml
Rich, opulent aroma of toffee, nut brittle and butterscotch; lush and decadent, with notes of dried honeyed peach, caramelized nuts and a hint of spice.