Top 100 white wines of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Discover the top 100 best white wines of Niagara-on-the-Lake of Niagara-on-the-Lake as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the white wines that are popular of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a regional VQA appellation in Ontario, Canada, on the southern shores of Lake Ontario and surrounded by water on three sides. It produces the largest Volume of ice wine in the world, more so than the style's homeland of Germany. Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Vidal are planted widely for this style. There are around 20 wineries in operation here and international wine-producing powerhouses such as Inniskillin, Jackson Triggs and Peller Estate are collectively responsible for the majority of Canadian ice wines sold outside of Canada.

The consistent Climate is well suited to the production of ice wine. Its vineyards enjoy a growing season brought about by the temperature-moderating capacities of the lake. Some Dry wines are also made in Niagara-on-the-Lake. These usually feature Chardonnay, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon.

In terms of Size, the appellation is a middle ground between the broader Niagara Peninsula VQA and four smaller sub-appellations within its borders. These are Niagara Lakeshore, Four Mile Creek, Niagara River and St David's Bench. The western boundary runs along the Welland Canal, a shipping facility that is an important Part of the St Lawrence Seaway. The high ridge of the Niagara Escarpment forms an obvious southern boundary, and the Niagara River separates Niagara-on-the-Lake from the US state of New York in the east.

Discover the grape variety: Viognier

White Viognier is a grape variety that originated in France (Rhone Valley). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and grapes of small size. White Viognier can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Savoie & Bugey, Provence & Corsica, Loire Valley, Beaujolais.

Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Niagara-on-the-Lake

white wines from the region of Niagara-on-the-Lake go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of stuffed eggplant (with vegetables or mixed), cod brandade or quiche with bacon and gruyère cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Niagara-on-the-Lake

On the nose in the region of Niagara-on-the-Lake often reveals types of flavors of cream, earth or dried fruit and sometimes also flavors of non oak, cantaloupe or tropical fruit. In the mouth in the region of Niagara-on-the-Lake is a powerful with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Best in Show: The top 50 wines of DWWA 2022

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Tributes paid to Paul Pender

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The Rully appellation seen by Felix Debavelaere

Felix Debavelaere, from Domaine Rois Mages mentions the different personnalities of the Rully appellation. It is not easy to put it in a single box, not only because it can be produced in red and white but also because the wines can show different characters according to where the vines are planted. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (February 2021). Our social media: Facebook:​ Twitter: ...