The best wines of Canada

Discover the best wines of Canada as well as the best winemakers of Canada and estates of Canada to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Canada and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Canada by region

Looking for a good wine of Canada among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Canada. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Canada with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Canada

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Want to buy a red wine of Canada cheap or sell a red wine of Canada at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Canada

Red wines from the region of Canada go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of tagliatelle with bolognese sauce, rice with courgettes or rabbit with white wine and mushrooms.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Canada

On the nose the red wine of the region of Canada. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, tree fruit or cheese and sometimes also flavors of dark fruit, anise or cola. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Canada. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Canada

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.55/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.46/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.45/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.44/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.41/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.41/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Canada

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Malbec
  • Shiraz/Syrah

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Canada

A wine route planned in the region of Canada? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Canada.

Discovering the wine region of Canada

Canada - the world's second-largest country by area - is far from the most obvious of wine-producing nations, yet its vineyards are capable of producing both quality and quantity. Powerful Cabernets and Aromatic Dry Grape/riesling">Rieslings play an important role in the country's wine portfolio, but the deliciously Sweet Icewine (mostly white, but also red) is unquestionably the quintessential Canadian wine style. Making the most of their consistently cold winter temperatures, Canadian wine producers have become world leaders in ice wine production. The Canadian wine industry is primarily based in four provinces: Ontario and British Columbia, which are responsible for 98% of quality wine production, and Quebec and Nova Scotia, which are emerging wine regions with a small but loyal local following.

Despite Canada's geographic vastness, its annual wine production is only 2% of that of the United States. Some of Canada's wine regions experience hot, sometimes humid summers and extremely cold winters. All of Canada's major wine-producing regions are close to Climate-modifying water sources that are essential to the survival of the vines in frosty weather. The Niagara Peninsula, on the southern shores of Lake Ontario, is perhaps Canada's most famous wine region, although the dry, near-desert Okanagan Valley in British Columbia has tried to make its mark in recent decades.

Flanked by the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans, and with more coastline than any other country in the world, Canada's climate and landscape are heavily influenced by water. This is not only true for the coastal areas, as the interior of the country is home to many lakes of varying sizes. The Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) is a regulatory Body that represents a designation-based approach to Canadian wine. Membership in the VQA allows winemakers to use the VQA logo on their wines, which provides a degree of quality assurance to potential consumers.

Great white wines of Canada

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Canada

White wines from the region of Canada go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of tartiflette (from a real savoyard), pundu na madesu or summer tuna quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Canada

On the nose the white wine of the region of Canada. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, microbio or dried fruit and sometimes also flavors of non oak, red fruit or tropical fruit. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Canada. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Canada

  • 2015 With an average score of 4.28/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.16/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.15/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.14/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Canada

  • Chardonnay
  • Viognier
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Moscato
  • Muscat of Alexandria
  • Muscat Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Canada

A wine route planned in the region of Canada? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Canada.

Discover the grape variety: Riesling

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

Great sparkling wines of Canada

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Canada

Sparkling wines from the region of Canada go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of confit of beef mice, very simple spaghetti carbonara or rabbit in foil.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Canada

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Canada. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, earth or microbio and sometimes also flavors of vegetal, oak or tree fruit.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Canada

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1996 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.19/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.05/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.01/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Canada

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Cabernet Franc

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Canada

A wine route planned in the region of Canada? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Canada.

The word of the wine: Nervous

Said of a wine that leaves its mark on the palate with its strong characters and a hint of acidity, but without excess.

Great pink wines of Canada

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Canada

Pink wines from the region of Canada go well with generally quite well with dishes of lamb, veal or pork such as recipes of greek-style shepherd's pie, homemade veal stew or steamed pork chops.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Canada

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Canada. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, earth or microbio and sometimes also flavors of vegetal, oak or tree fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Canada

  • 2011 With an average score of 4.13/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.03/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.02/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Canada

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Malbec
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Zweigelt

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Canada

A wine route planned in the region of Canada? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Canada.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot

Pinot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). 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 small grapes. Pinot noir can be found in many vineyards: Burgundy, Alsace, Jura, South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Armagnac, Lorraine, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, Provence & Corsica.

Great sweet wines of Canada

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Canada

Sweet wines from the region of Canada go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of express braised beef, beef bourguignon with cookéo or saddle of hare jura style.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Canada

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Canada. often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, vegetal or molasses and sometimes also flavors of orange peel, papaya or citrus fruit. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of Canada. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Canada

  • 1997 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.44/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.42/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.41/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.35/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.35/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Canada

  • Vidal
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Riesling
  • Optima
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Canada

A wine route planned in the region of Canada? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Canada.

The word of the wine: Venaison (taste of)

Wine aromas reminiscent of game (fur, leather, hare's belly).

Great natural sweet wines of Canada

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Canada

Natural sweet wines from the region of Canada go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef with mustard, lamb with ginger honey or phad thai (thai style fried noodles).

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Canada

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Canada. often reveals types of flavors of earth, microbio or oak and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, black fruit or dried fruit.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Canada

  • 2009 With an average score of 4.38/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.37/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.21/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.20/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Canada

  • Merlot
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Marechal Foch
  • Gamay Noir
  • Zweigelt
  • Muscat Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Canada

A wine route planned in the region of Canada? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Canada.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). 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 small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

News from the vineyard of Canada

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Cruzille

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Cruzille, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneWi ...

Strong online sales boost Christmas trading at Berry Bros & Rudd

Berry Bros & Rudd has reported a 13% year-on-year increase in online sales for the two-month period ending 31 December 2021 (internal data). Moreover, online sales soared 107% versus the same period in 2019, according to the fine wine and spirits merchant. Average online order value increased by 19% year-on-year compared to 2020, with Berry Bros & Rudd’s online fine wine exchange [BBX] reporting a 25% increase. The strong online results helped sales across the business increase by 2% yea ...

Cornas & St-Péray 2020: report and top-scoring wines

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