The Niagara Peninsula has the largest planted area of all of the viticultural areas in Canada. These diverse appellations are characterized by rich, fertile soils and unique mesoclimates, which provide ideal conditions for producing wine grapes with more complexity and intense flavour than in many warmer climates. the classic-cool climate varieties such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Gammay Noir, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc flourish here, and the region now boasts over 46 thriving varietals across 13,600 acres. What started as a small industry has flourished into a network of wineries vineyards and a great community of wine makers.
Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County known locally as “the county” is located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, south of Bellville. This is Ontario’s most northern appellation and relies on the lake to provide a moderated & productive cool climate growing season. The broken limestone bedrock and stony soil of the county allows for excellent drainage in the spring and acts like a wet sponge throughout the growing season, forcing vines to grow deeper during the hot summer months and produce small yields with concentrated flavours with much minerality and complexity.