Posted on Apr 28, 2012 | Comments 0
There are numerous nations across the globe that are famous for their wineries, such as France, Chile, South Africa, and Australia.
Canada isn’t generally known as a top wine producer, but it’s quickly becoming more popular due to the excellent wines it now makes and sells.
These are some of the best Canadian wineries and vineyards to visit and sample their wonderful creations.
1. Kelowna, British Columbia, the Mission Hill Family Estate
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The Okanagan Valley is very fertile and is home to several wineries. Mission Hill is one of the best of these. A visit here will enable you to witness the winemaking process from start to finish, sample the award-winning wines, and explore the wonderful vineyards.
2. Moncton, New Brunswick, the Magnetic Hill Winery
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The owners of this winery are experienced berry farmers and decided to open a winery at the popular Magnetic Hill tourist spot. The line of wines is quite eclectic and you’ll find several types of fruit incorporated into them, such as cranberries, blueberries, rhubarb, and strawberries. The winery also sells handicrafts, vinegars, and maritime jams.
3. Wolfville, Nova Scotia, L’Acadie Vineyards
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These vineyards sit in the beautiful Gaspereau Valley, which itself lies in the larger Annapolis Valley. L’Acadie is known as one of the top wineries in the province. It won a gold medal in 2010 at the Canadian Wine Awards. The vineyards are open for touring and are certified as organic.
4. Osoyoos, British Columbia, Nk’Mip Cellars
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This was Canada’s first winery to be operated and owned by Native North Americans. It offers some fantastic views of the surrounding Okanagan Valley. It has produced some award-winning white, red, and dessert wines and has grown into one of the region’s top tourist spots.
5. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the Konzelmann Estate Winery
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This magnificent winery offers a lakefront wine-tasting bar. You’ll be able to sample its award-winning wines, such as the 2008 Vidal ice wine, which won the top prize for ice wines at the 2010 International Wine and Spirit Competition.
6. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Jackson-Triggs Vintners
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This well-known winery has won numerous awards over the years and has been named the country’s top winery by the International Wine and Spirit Competition on three separate occasions. You can enjoy the whole works here, such as tours and tasting. There are also culinary events and amphitheater shows during the summer.
7. Murray River, Prince Edward Island, the PrinRossignol Estate Winery
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This winery is one of the top tourist sites in Canada’s smallest province. You’ll be able to taste numerous red and white wines as well as a fabulous selection of fruit wines.
8. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the Inniskillin Winery
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Inniskillin has five separate vineyards to choose its grapes from. You’ll find a selection of Vidal, Riesling, and Gamay Noir here as well as several types of ice wines. Tours of the vineyards are quite popular as well as trips to the wine library and the vineyard’s superb underground wine cellar.
9. Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Cypress Hills Vineyard and Winery
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This winery is relatively new as it opened up to the public in 2007. However, it’s already known as one of Canada’s best. You’ll find some excellent unique wines here as well as a charming bistro. Some of the top wines include Saskatoon Berry Vino as well as sour cherry varieties.
10. Eastern Township, Quebec, Vignoble de L’Orpailleur
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The Eastern Township region is home to several superb wineries and vineyards. Vignoble de L’Orpailleur is definitely one of the most popular. You’ll be able to explore the winery property as well as the small museum that’s located on site. You’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine while learning about the history of alcohol in the province.
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