Top 10 North American Wine Destinations…#7 – Canada's Niagara Peninsula

Top 10 North American Wine Destinations

#7 – Canada’s Niagara Peninsula

    In Canada, the wine region that gets all the press is the Okanagan Valley.

     And while it’s certainly a fun place to visit, if we had to choose only one place to go for a memorable wine experience in the Great White North, it would be on the other “side” of the country: the Niagara Peninsula.

     For those who love sweet wines, this is the place to get a vinous sugar fix. There are more than 60 wineries in the area, and a vast majority craft yummy dessert wines (a.k.a. ice wines) that are world-class in every way.

     It’s sort of like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for adults.

     Among the wineries is one that hockey fans certainly will want to visit: the Wayne Gretzky Estate Winery. “Celebrity wineries” no longer are limited to California.

     Plan your visit in late September, and you’ll be able to savor magnificent fall colors as you drive from tasting room to tasting room.

     And be sure to save time for a visit to one of the “Seven Wonders of the New World” — Niagara Falls. The views are sensational on the Canadian side.

     Monday: We’ll have a recap of the countdown thus far. But first, over the weekend, visit us for a pair of delicious and wine-friendly recipes.

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