About White Wines from Canada

About White 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

White Wines

Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
95 points
$10
Best Buy
A supple and satisfyingly fresh Sauvignon Blanc sipper with excellent varietal character.
95 points $10 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2022 Family Reserve Pinot Grigio
93 points
$10
Best Buy
Vibrant and fruity with a mix of stone fruits, tropical fruits, and candied citrus.
93 points $10 Best Buy
Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$12
Best Buy
A delightful cool climate expression of Sauvignon Blanc that is one of the best examples of any wine coming out of Canada.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under' Best Value Canadian Sauvignon Blanc
93 points $12 Best Buy
Wayne Gretzky 2022 Founders Series Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$12
Best Buy
A ripe and vibrant menagerie of tropical fruits with earthy integrated notes present as well.
92 points $12 Best Buy
Trius 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$13
Best Buy
Refreshing acid with a good balance of fruit and herbs; a spot on example of New World styled Sauvignon Blanc.
92 points $13 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Riesling
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Light and easy drinking, this primary Riesling would make for a good aperitif wine.
Awards: 2022 World Wine Championships - Best Value Canadian Riesling
92 points $14 Best Buy
Thirty Bench 2022 Winemakers Blend Riesling
91 points
$16
Best Buy
A solid, pleasant example of Riesling with good typicity.
91 points $16 Best Buy
Trius 2022 Late Autumn Off Dry Riesling
89 points
$13
Best Buy
A solid off-dry table wine with flavors of candied orchard fruit; will pair well with spicy foods or a sweet and savory dessert course.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series Riesling
88 points
$12
Best Buy
A lively version of Riesling that caters to those looking for an approachable white wine with a touch of sweetness.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Trius 2022  Riesling
88 points
$13
Best Buy
A pleasing Canadian Kabinett in an off-dry style that would make a lovely table wine with foods with a mild spice level.
88 points $13 Best Buy