Ontario’s unique terroir is best showcased within key varieties that excel in cool climate regions, as they produce wines with exceptional fruit and balanced acidity. Most grape varieties used include many grapes of the species vitis vinifera (traditional in European and international winemaking). There are another eight “hybrid” varieties developed by crossing vitis vinifera varieties with more winter-hardy North American grape species. While Ontario is known as a world leader in Icewine production, we also craft world class, high-quality table wines and sparkling wines made from familiar grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.
Remember, only Ontario VQA wine is certified 100% Ontario grown. Regardless of what variety you choose, it’s easy to find something you love. Ontario produces a complete range of premium wines including red, white and rosé table wines, sparkling wine and Icewine.
- Fresh and crisp or rich and oaky whites
- Elegant and light-bodied or spicy and full-bodied reds
- Fun and easy or classic-style sparkling wines
- Luscious dessert wines