Canada’s southernmost reach (along Lake Erie’s north shore) combines beach-front beauty and Ontario’s longest growing season—the intense summer heat and moderating lake breezes are perfect for producing full-bodied wines. Between sips, explore manicured gardens and meandering bike trails, fresh-produce stands and playful summer festivals, even majestic Carolinian forests and a renowned bird sanctuary.
Lake Erie North Shore is approximately 4 hours by car from Toronto, and 30 minutes from Detroit. Travelling to Pelee Island includes an additional 90-minute ferry ride.
Cottage4Me vacation rentals are perfectly positioned 30 minutes from wine country!
Colchester Ridge Estate Winery: Posh Cuvee, 2011.
This blend of chardonnay, gewürztraminer and Riesling is charming.
White blends are becoming more prominent in this market, and we see why. “Floral, tasty-delicious” is what one judge noted. Unanimously enjoyable by all those who judged this entry. The Posh Cuveescored a 10/10 for “pleasure”. $13.00.
Pelee Island Winery: Pinot Noir, 2013.
Pale ruby red colour; soft cherry with a touch of spice and earth on the nose; light- bodied with soft fruit flavours and lively acidity. $13.95.
Sprucewood Shores Winery: Unoacked Chardonnay, 2014.
A vibrant Chardonnay with sweet melon aroma accented with a fresh hint of lemon. The flavour of juicy ripe melon and banana in the palate balances perfectly with the fresh hint of citrus. $14.95.
Pelee Island Winery: Vidal Icewine, 2011.
This Vidal Icewine have an affinity of honey flavors. Finding apricots and peaches on the nose makes this a honey sweet nectar with balanced acidity. $44.99.
Coopers Hawk Vinyards: Touché, 2013.
This spectacular blend of Riesling and Gewurztraminer offers a nose of Juicy Fruit gum, honeydew melon, lychee, and citrus. On the palate you will notice fruity flavours such as banana Popsicle, melon and grapefruit. $18.95