About Sparkling Wines from Canada

About Sparkling Wines 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

Sparkling Wines

Peller Estates NV Ice Cuvee Rose Niagara Peninsula VQA
93 points
A harmonious melange of red berries and orchard fruit make up this fresh, sophisticated sparkler.
Peller Estates NV Signature Series Ice Cuvee Classic Niagara Peninsula VQA
92 points
An approachable and very solid example of Canadian sparkling wine bursting with fruit flavor while maintaining a citrus forward acidity.
Trius NV Brut Rosé Methode Traditionelle Niagara Peninsula VQA
88 points
A beautiful Rosé with vibrant red fruit flavors and soft bubbles; sure to be a hit as a summer sipper.
Trius NV Brut Methode Tradiotionnelle Niagara Peninsula VQA
87 points
Great structure and mousse showing a lot of potential; a pleasant and joyful drinker.
Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Rosé Bubbles Ontario
86 points
Best Buy
Sweet and floral on the nose with sweet ripe fruit on the palate.
86 points $11 Best Buy
Xoxo NV Sparkling Pinot Grigio + Chardonnay International-Canadian Blend
85 points
A dry, sparkling orange Julius in your glass.