SEVEN Not-to-Miss Ontario Wines
Stay cozy this fall with friends, family and local wine made right here in our own backyard. Here are our picks — available in small batches only for a limited time. Get them while you can!
Fruity & Fun
Vieni Momenti Sparkling Wine VQA
Here’s an elegant bubbly for a fall party. Fruity, floral and lovely for sipping, it pairs exceptionally well with roasted Ontario pears and artisanal cheeses. It’s fizzy, fruity and fun, and ideal for celebrating!
Crisp & Citrusy
Rockway Vineyards Chardonnay 23-77 VQA
This crisp, refreshing Chardonnay is bursting with citrus notes. You’ll taste lemon, pear and almonds in this finely crafted Chardonnay. It’s a great food wine and a natural with grilled salmon or roast pork.
Cattail Creek Estate Series Gamay Noir VQA
Cattail Creek is a family-run winery making top-notch Gamay. Perfect with roast turkey, this Gamay is a must for your Thanksgiving table. This light-bodied, versatile red is also great with pizza and burgers.
Vieni Briganti Red VQA
This blend of Baco Noir and Maréchal Foch grapes is unique to Ontario. With a well-seasoned steak sizzling on the grill, this is the wine to pour. The unusual blend is spicy and bold, and a fine match with red meat.
Medium-bodied & Fruity
Wildass Merlot VQA
From the sleek, modern Stratus winery comes this beautifully structured red with intense aromas and flavours that evoke ripe, dark fruit and coffee. Dry and fruit-forward, it’s ideal with a leg of lamb roasted nicely pink.
Aromatic & Flavourful
Wildass Riesling VQA
This superb Riesling is loaded with orchard fruit and citrus flavours. Complex aromas and flavours of ripe pear, lime and vanilla custard, teamed with zippy acidity make this a great match for your next Thai take-out.
13th Street Burger Blend VQA
A good burger tastes even better with this juicy Ontario red wine, which is why we're big fans of this red wine crafted with barbecue season in mind. With abundant red fruit, soft tannins and fresh acidity, this smooth wine is a summer staple.