About Mead from Canada

About Mead from Canada
Canada, is a unique country regarding the subject of wine. While producing some exceptional offerings - especially Ice Wine - wine is not as appreciated in Canada as it is in most other wine-producing nations. Arguably the finest districts for wine in Canada are the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario and the Okanagan Peninsula in British Columbia. The former is home to a wide variety of wine styles, be they spicy reds such as Cabernet Franc or Merlot or a dazzling dessert specialty, such as Ice Wine. There are also numerous styles of wines that originate in Okanagan, notably Merlot, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, which work beautifully in this cool climate. Ice wines are also made in this district as well. Regrettably, Canadians seem to have an inferiority complex when it comes to their country's wines, as Canadian wines make up just less than 50% of sales in Canada. Wine is also not as popular as beer or spirits, though wine consumption in Canada is slowly on the rise.

Top Picks for Canada

Mead

Stolen Harvest 2022 Special Edition Orchard Plum Metheglin Mead
93 points
$40
Racy and confident yet deft on the fundamentals; good enough to sip alone and bold enough to pair with barbecued meats or foie gras.
Meadow Vista  Ostara Dessert Mead
92 points
$22
With notes of sweet white flowers and grape must, this Pyment would pair well with a charcuterie board.
Stolen Harvest 2020 Ginger Peach Mead
90 points
$34
A very pleasant peach pie like mead with nicely balanced sweetness and herbal notes.
Awards: 2021 Best Mead
Stolen Harvest 2022 Special Edition Dandelion Petal Metheglin Mead
88 points
$38
Spring rain on fresh greens; this mead will make a lovely aperitif and salad pairing.
Stolen Harvest 2022 Limited Edition Mocha Bochet Traditional Mead
88 points
$38
A fascinating balance of sweet, savory, and earthy flavors; like honey in your dark morning coffee.
Stolen Harvest  Berries Borealis Melomel Mead
88 points
$38
A complex and complicated Melomel that challenges with smoky accents.
Stolen Harvest 2022 Limited Edition Blueberry Blossom Traditional Mead
87 points
$38
Delicate blue fruit sweetness with a nice earthy foundation of flavors.
Meadow Vista  Pictish Beast Braggot Mead
87 points
$7
Best Buy
A fizzy, fun, sweet and herbal mead.
87 points $7 Best Buy
Meadow Vista  Bliss Sparkling Apple Cyser Mead
87 points
$11
Best Buy
Jazzy and fun,a really enjoyable bright floral character with lime-like acidity.
87 points $11 Best Buy
Stolen Harvest  Birch Hills Traditional Mead
87 points
$30
Decadent without being cloying, a layered and thoughtful sipper.