Ontario, located near the Great Lakes, is the largest province in Canada for wine production, as well as being the most populated. This is a classic continental climate; hot days during the summer are moderated by the nearby lakes. There are four major viticultural areas in Ontario: Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie, Pelee island and Prince Edward County. Of these, the Niagara Peninsula is the best known, especially for Pinot Noir and Ice Wines. While there are eight hybrid varieties allowed in Ontario (including Baco Noir and Vidal), most varieties are the classic vitis vinifiera; the most widely planted are Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay. (Wine/Appellations)