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Southwestern Ontario Wines You’re Sure to Love

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.crew-posh-cuvee-758-1024x678

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 WineryVidal 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

Epic Winery Tours offer fabulous events all over Erie North Shore Wineries.

Find out more about Epic Wine tours here.

A list of Southwestern Ontario Wineries can be found here.

This post was sponsored by Cottage4Me Vacation Rentals on Beautiful Lake St. Clair, Ontario, Canada

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