Inniskillin Niagara Estate Wines

Though Icewine's roots can be traced to centuries old German winemakers, there is nothing more quintessentially Canadian than this luscious luxury borne of patience and sub zero bravura. Grapes are left on the vine well into the winter months to concentrate and intensify the flavours, as water content freezes, thaws and dehydrates in each precious Icewine grape.

Made in the Niagara Peninsula

Ideally suited to the Canadian winter season in both the Niagara Peninsula and the Okanagan Valley, the magical process of crafting Icewine is guided by nature -- triggered by the snap of the wintry elements, the harvest can't begin until temperatures drop below minus eight degrees Celsius for a sustained period of time. Inniskillin produced its first Icewine in 1984 with harvest dates ranging as early as Dec. 2nd and as late as March 5th! There are rigorous specifications regulating the making of Icewine set out by Canada 's quality control and appellation of origin system, the VQA (Vintner's Quality Alliance). Artificial freezing of the grapes is strictly prohibited.

Extreme Winemaking

Once the extreme temperatures arrive, which is often in the dead of night, the harvest of the naturally frozen clusters begins. The precious grapes are then pressed in the extreme cold to extract the luscious nectar. In this process, the water content in each grape which is about 80% remains frozen as ice crystals. These crystals will remain inside the grape during pressing puncturing the skin for added flavours. The resulting juice is highly concentrated and rich. Icewine yields are a mere 10-15% of an average table wine harvest. Slowly fermented over the coming months, this delicate nectar will eventually become Icewine.

Intense Flavours, Pure Varietal Character and Great Balance

The finished Icewine is intense and concentrated with the natural sugars balanced with the natural acidities creating a unique sensation on the palate of a surprisingly dry finish. Renowned for its layers of tropical and citrus fruit flavours and aromas ranging from mango to peach to lemon to lychees, Icewine is truly a natural wonder and extreme winemaking at its best. Icewine styles range from non oaked to slightly oaked to Sparkling.

Inniskillin is the World Leader in Icewine

Inniskillin Icewine is well renowned as the world leader in Icewine. It is sold in over 74 countries and is the #1 distributed wine in Global Travel Retail. It can be found around the world on the wine lists of famous restaurants and hotels, in collector's cellars and on many major airlines.

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Inniskillin Vidal Estate Icewine 2016 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
“Aromatics of tropical fruit including mango and orange dominate, on the palate fruit flavours including peach, nectarine and lemon are balanced by crisp, lively acidity. Think texture not just sweetness! Perfect on its own; a variety of cheeses (blue veined, aged cheddar, rich cream cheeses with
Item Number: 31098
Case: $269.94

Inniskillin 'Cabernet Franc' Niagara 2012 375ml
"Amazing depth of colour and outstanding red berry flavours, particularly strawberry, lend this red Icewine to pair well with chocolate or chocolate mousse and red fruit based desserts or simply strawberries and cream!" ~ Tasting notes
Item Number: 20024

Inniskillin Vidal Estate Icewine 2015 375ml
“This unique Canadian product was harvested at the height of Canada’s crisp winter. Naturally frozen on the vine and then picked when the temperature drops to a frigid -10ºC (14ºF). Only a small amount of concentrated nectar can be squeezed from each bunch. The juice is then slowly fermented at an

Inniskillin Vidal Estate Icewine 2014 375ml
"Intense aromatics of mango, apricot and honey beautifully integrated with flavous of peach and candied brown sugar. This wine is all held together by crisp bold acidity. Perfect on its own as a dessert, or an excellent match to fresh fruit, rich paté or fine blue veined and cream based cheeses."~

Inniskillin Vidal Estate Icewine 2013 375ml
"Intense aromatics of mango, apricot and honey beautifully integrated with flavous of peach and candied brown sugar. This wine is all held together by crisp bold acidity. Perfect on its own as a dessert, or an excellent match to fresh fruit, rich paté or fine blue veined and cream based cheeses."~

Inniskillin 'Niagara Peninsla' Riesling Ice Wine 2013 375ml
"Aromatics of fresh orange, spice, lemon and lime. On the palate this rich and elegant wine shows great texture with concentrated flavours of peach, apricot along with a hint of clove, balanced by a crisp and lively acidi" ~ winemaker notes

Inniskillin 'Niagara Peninsla' Riesling Ice Wine 2012 375ml
"Sublime aromatics of fresh lime, apricot, grapefruit and peach blossoms with a slight mineral edge. A racy interplay of sweet and tart offer up echoing flavors of lemon, lime and candied apricot. Truly a vibrant and refreshing experience!" ~ Winery Notes

Inniskillin 'Pearl' Icewine Vidal Ice Wine 2012 375ml
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 91 " The dessert white exudes apricot, apple, celery and light caramel flavors. Bright acidity keeps this balanced and light on the long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2018. 6,693 cases made. "   Wine Enthusiast 91 " A very aromatic wine, showing notes of orange

Inniskillin 'Cabernet Franc' Niagara Peninsula 2008 375m
89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 89 " A very pretty, very varietal wine with notes of strawberry, cherry and jalapeno pepper. The palate is full of luscious, candied red fruit flavors that lead to a spice-filled finish. "  Wine Spectator 89 " Like black currant candy, this is sweet, tangy and tasty. Stays light

Inniskillin 'Niagara Estate' Vidal Ice Wine 2012 375ml
"Intense aromatics of mango, apricot, and honey beautifully integrated with flavors of peach and candied brown sugar. The wine is held together by crisp, bold acidity." ~Winery Notes

Inniskillin 'Niagara Peninsla' Riesling Ice Wine 2007 375ml
" This Riesling Icewine shows the elegance of tropical aromas and flavours of lemon and lime. The good acidity of Riesling allows for a refreshing mouth feel amid the many layers of flavours that unfold. Great with lemon based desserts or tarts along with fresh fruit based desserts; rich cheeses

Inniskillin 'Pearl' Vidal Ice Wine 2008 375ml
The 2008 Vidal Icewine is billowing with ripe peaches and apricots on the nose combined with the delicious overtones of marmalade and candied brown sugar.The intense fruit flavours on the palate, complemented by a soft creamy vanilla on the finish make for a wonderfull balance of supple sweetness

Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine 2002 375ml
"Displays a yellow gold colour. Intense honey, pear and tropical fruit aromas. Concentrated rich sweet honey, ripe apple, pear flavours with balancing acidity and a lingering finish." ~ Sandor Mayar, Winemaker

Inniskillin 'Niagara Peninsla' Riesling Ice Wine 2008 375ml
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 “Gorgeously aromatic with notes of freshly pressed apple, wildflower honey and tangerine peel, this is a richly textured, almost creamy, ice wine. Intense flavors of honey and fresh apple ripple on the palate, with striking lemon acidity that lends a squeaky clean finish.”  "

Inniskillin 'Oak Aged' Vidal Ice Wine 2004 187ml
"The finest and highest brix Vidal grapes were selected for this vintage which displays ripe peaches and apricots on the nose with overtones of marmalade and candied brown sugar. with intense fruit flavors on the palate, the wines ample natural acidity is softened by a creamy vanilla note afforded

Inniskillin 'Pearl' Vidal Ice Wine 2007 375ml
" Awarded Double Gold - SF Chronicle Wine Competition. Picked in January from the Plut Family Vineyard in Osoyoos, British Columbia. Exhibits tropical aromas, with intense honey, peach and pear on the palate. " ~ Winery notes