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
Silvery emerald straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of grapefruit, gooseberry, guava, and pickled onion with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, immediate finish revealing notes of spiced apple and pear, wheat grass, and white pepper with fine, fruit tannins. A supple and satisfyingly fresh Sauvignon Blanc sipper with excellent varietal character.
95 points $10 Best Buy
Small Mercy NV Upbeat White Blend Ontario
89 points
$8
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe starfruit, summer peach, honey, and dried apricot with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium body and an effortless, stimulating, medium-long finish with suggestions of sweet kiwi with no oak flavor. A juicy, fruity, balanced and bright White that is sure to please.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $8 and Under' Best Value Canadian White
89 points $8 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of green apple, ripe pineapple, honeydew, and wheat grass with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and an even, captivating, relaxed finish manifesting suggestions of white pepper with no oak flavor. Mouthwatering acidity and a confidently concentrated tropical style; definitely worth a try for Loire-lovers.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $10 and Under'
89 points $10 Best Buy
Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 Riesling
89 points
$11
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of pears in syrup, diced pineapple, ripe apricot, lilac, and hints of honey with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, intriguing, medium-long finish with no oak flavor. A juicy and satisfying dry-ish Riesling that satisfies.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $15 and Under'
89 points $11 Best Buy
Trius 2020 Late Autumn Off Dry Riesling
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of anise seed, bartlett pear, and white pepper with a silky, vibrant, dry light body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish that shows touches of apricot nectar and mandarin with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. Subtle spice and juicy acidity highlights the delicate stone fruit in this approachable Riesling.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $12 Best Buy
Good Natured 2020 Fresh White Blend Ontario
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of starfruit, melon and banana relish, mint, and apple blossoms with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish manifesting shades of honeyed green apple and pear, fruit cocktail, and melon rind with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A tasty, light, and easy summer sipper.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Chardonnay
87 points
$9
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of brioche, white peach, quince, orange curd, and hints of blonde tobacco with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, interesting, medium-length heirloom apples, sweet yogurt, and fine herbs finish with light oak flavor. An elegant, Old World-styled Chardonnay that drinks effortlessly.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $10 and Under'
87 points $9 Best Buy
Good Natured 2020 Crisp Chardonnay
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of kiwi, green apple, hints of peach, and mango with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length lemon curd on toast finish with light oak flavor. An easy Chardonnay quaffer.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $10 and Under'
87 points $10 Best Buy
Trius 2020  Riesling
87 points
$11
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of yuzu, apricot jam, lemon, and hints of coconut with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of golden delicious apple and hints of honey with no oak flavor. A rich, dry Riesling with a tropical edge.
87 points $11 Best Buy
Trius 2020  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of hints of almond, mango and flint with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A delicate, silky-smooth Pinot Grigio that’s easy to love.
87 points $12 Best Buy