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

Gray Monk 2018 Latitude 50 White Okanagan Valley
90 points
Best Buy
Straw green color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of flower patch, peach and watermelon salad, and pistachio brittle with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of orange chiffon, key lime pie, and honeyed pear. A exotic, piquant white wine with charming fruit and carefree character.
Awards: '2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under' Best Value Canadian Wine
90 points $11.73 Best Buy
Peller Family Vineyards NV  Pinot Grigio
88 points
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of lime, dried pineapple, honey and honeydew melon, nut press, and wet stone with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a silky, interesting, medium-length finish. A clean and effortlessly drinkable pinot grigio with great minerality.
Awards: '2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $8 and Under'
88 points $7.53 Best Buy
Conviction 2018 The Industrialist Sovereign Opal
87 points
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Tropical, floral aromas and flavors of ripe banana, tropical fruit salad, lychee and papaya, and peony with a soft, fruity medium body and a smooth, brisk finish that shows accents of yellow apple and pear and lime spritzed starfruit. A pleasant, easy drinking quaffer with a charming banana note.
87 points $12.18 Best Buy
Peller Family Vineyards NV  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
Straw green color. Herbal aromas of marinated grape leaves, underripe pineapple, sunflower, and honeysuckle with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, captivating, breezy nectarine, wet stone, and powdered sugar finish. An herbaceous and minerally Sauvignon Blanc that will pair well at the table.
85 points $7.53