Niagara Peninsula - Home of the World-Renowned Wineries
Taking the full tour of Ontario's wineries
would require hours of
driving on Highway 401 to Pelee Island, where the province's first
winery was established in 1866. But you'll make the most stops in the
Niagara Peninsula, where most of the top quality wineries reside. And
within the region, Niagara-on-the-Lake boasts the most vineyards with
many of them world-renowned.
The international acclaim, coupled with
the region's wise decision to post signs along the route, has made wine
one of the Niagara-on-the-Lake's most familiar assets.
Much of the credit goes to Mother Nature, who blessed Niagara with
perfect winemaking conditions. The climate is similar to France (in
fact, the town is on the same latitude as Florence, Italy and Cannes,
France), with the nearby lakes moderating temperatures in summer and
winter. Glaciers 12,500 years ago provided the soil with minerals,
making it ideal for fruit-growing.
There's no time like Fall to explore the Niagara Region's Grape and
Wine Country. A long growing season and ideal soil, combine to provide
great growing conditions unequalled anywhere else in Canada.
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