Beyond Cool

Discover the world-class quality, hospitality, and natural beauty of Canada’s wine regions

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Wines of Canada proudly celebrates the regional diversity of its four primary wine regions – British Columbia, Ontario, Québec and Nova Scotia, each with its own distinct qualities and characteristics.

Shaped by ancient glacial activity and benefiting from the moderating effects of nearby bodies of water, Canadian winemakers strive to express the best qualities of their appellations and pride of place, showing why Canada’s cool climate wines are amongst the best in the world.

 

Canada is home to a complete range of premium wines, including red, white and rosé table wines, sparkling wine, Icewine, dessert and fortified wines.

On the World Map

Canada’s premium wine growing regions are situated within the internationally recognized growing zones of 30° to 50° North Latitude, which is shared by many other cool climate wine regions of Europe.

Canada’s Wine Regions

Discover where the perfect soil and climate exist to cultivate grapes.

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British Columbia


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Nova Scotia


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Experience Canadian Hospitality

Canada’s wineries welcome more than 3 million annual visitors, who not only appreciate the great wines and natural beauty of its wine regions, but the generous hospitality and ease of travel.

 

Discover Canada’s wineries through the national directory Wine411.ca, or start planning your travels by exploring our wine regions.

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Quality You Can Taste

The Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) system has been established in Ontario and British Columbia to designate Viticultural Areas, and ensure quality production.

A Leader in Sustainable Practices

While each winery is unique, all Canadian wineries and vineyards are proud of their environmental practices, from certified biodynamic and organic vineyards, to LEED-certified winery facilities, to habitat protection for threatened species.

Renowned for Premium Icewine

Canada is the leading global producer of Icewine, with an average annual production of one million litres produced across the country, primarily from Vidal, Riesling and Cabernet Franc grapes.

A Sparkling Wine Revelation

The best known Canadian sparkling wines are made in the Traditional Method, spending one to four years on their lees before disgorging. Méthode Cuve Close (Charmat) is also used by the country’s winemakers.

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Learn more about the wine regions of Canada, and what they have to offer in our beautiful brochure – available in multiple languages.

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Canada’s wine regions are primarily located between 41° and 50° North, similiar to many acclaimed wine regions in the world. Each distinct wine region has its own unique mesoclimate, soil ecology and topography, where vineyards thrive in soils rich in glacial deposits, benefiting from the moderating effects of nearby bodies of water.

Canadian winemakers embrace and celebrate this regional diversity, striving to express the best qualities of their appellation in each bottle. Pride of place and attention to detail is evident throughout the country’s wineries, showing why Canada’s cool climate wines are amongst the best in the world.

 
 

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