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If You’re In Canadian Wine Country, Drink Riesling!

Riesling is planted over much of the wine producing world and generally its finest expressions are in cooler climates. This includes Germany, parts of France, parts of Australia, and yes Canada both in Ontario and in British Columbia. Far more BC examples are familiar to Albertan drinkers, though Ontario does make some steely bottles sure to thrill the palate. In BC, most of the better bottlings come from the northern Okanagan and the Similkameen but if in wine country, you just have to make an effort to try a few no matter where exactly you are visiting.

 

Tom Firth’s List of 8 Top Canadian Reisling Wines

 

Quails Gate 2014 Dry Riesling

(Okanagan Valley, BC)

Henry of Pelham 2014 Riesling

(Niagara Peninsula, ON)

Spierhead 2014 Riesling

(Okanagan Valley, BC)

JoieFarm 2013 Riesling

(Okanagan Valley, BC)

CedarCreek 2013 Riesling

(Okanagan Valley, BC)

Cave Springs 2013 Riesling

(Niagara Peninsula, ON)

Tantalus 2014 Riesling

Okanagan Valley, BC)

Tantalus 2012 Old Vines Riesling

(Okanagan Valley, BC)

 

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