Emerging regions

As pioneering vintners redraw the boundaries of Wine Country, vineyards are constantly emerging in unexpected places as winemakers blend science wiht creative intuition, trying new combinations of varietals and local terroir. One promising area is the eastern Erie shore near Long Point, where summer temperatures are slightly warmer than in Niagara. Just north of Toronto, the orchards of the Oak Ridges Moraine have been joined by vineyards yielding their first VQA wines. Further north by Georgian Bay, several wineries have opened and growers are experimenting with vinifera and hybrid plantings. And to the east, a few small vineyards have sprung up in the Northumberland Hills near Prince Edward County. These non-traditional areas will continue to expand over the next few years.

 

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