About Rosé Wine from Canada

About Rosé Wine 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

Rosé Wine

Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA
95 points
Best Buy
Well done Niagara, this Rosé is going to give France a run for their money.
Awards: 2022 World Wine Championships - Best Value Canadian Rose
95 points $13 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA
94 points
Best Buy
Fruity yet savory, this is an easy enough to drink every day Rosé, but also complex enough to bring to dinner.
Awards: Exceptional Value
94 points $9 Best Buy
Good Natured 2021 Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA
91 points
Best Buy
A silky fruit-driven Rose that is sure to please.
91 points $10 Best Buy
Trius 2022 Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA
90 points
Best Buy
Good depth of fruit flavor balanced with herbal complexity, especially nice for a cool climate Rosé.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Thirty Bench 2021 Winemakers Blend Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA
89 points
A complex and layered Rosé that keeps you coming back and discovering new flavors.