Wines of Canada

2017 THEME COUNTRY - WINNIPEG WINE FESTIVAL - APRIL 30 - MAY 6

Canada is a New World wine producer, but our grape wine history is centuries old. In fact, the planting of grapevines and winemaking in Canada dates back to the 1600s in Nova Scotia, one of the first areas to cultivate grapes in North America.

While perhaps best known internationally for its Icewine, Canada is home to a complete range of premium wines, including red, white and rosé table wines, sparkling wine, dessert and fortified wines.

VQA: TASTE THE PLACE

Viticulture in Canada proudly reflects its origin, resulting in distinct wines that provide a sense of place. Similar to France’s AOC and Italy’s DOC, the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) system has been established in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia to designate Viticultural Areas, regional appellations and sub-appellations, as well as to evaluate eligible wines. 

See Ontario VQA Wines  |  British Columbia VQA Wines

      

Learn more (external links)

British Columbia winebc.com | winebc.org

Ontario winecountryontario.ca

Québec viquebec.com

Nova Scotia winesofnovascotia.ca