5 Sparkling Wines to Celebrate Ontario Wine Week

It’s Ontario Wine Week! This week long celebration of local wine was officially declared by the provincial government back in June 2005, and we’ve been celebrating it ever since!

Did you know that there are 5+ wine regions in Ontario?

  1. Niagara-on-the-Lake
  2. Niagara Escarpment & Twenty Valley
  3. Prince Edward County
  4. Lake Eerie North Shore & Peelee Island
  5. Emerging Regions

To celebrate Ontario Wine Week we’ve selected one of our current favourite sparkling wines from each region – all very different in style – to showcase the diversity of Ontario sparkling wine. Check them out below! And for more ways to celebrate Ontario Wine Week – visit Wine Country Ontario!

Trius Brut Rosé (NV)


A delicate Salmon pink colour with wild strawberry, blood orange and yeast notes gently rising from the glass. Refreshing flavours of white currants and white cranberry flavours dance on the elegant framework with cherry, white currant, wild strawberry and yeast notes lingering on the finish. Buy/Learn more…

13th Street Grande Cuvée 2007


A brilliant medium lemon hue with a very fine and steady bead. The nose is youthful and fresh with notes of wet stone, green apple, fresh butter, bread dough and warm toast. On the palate, the mousse is remarkably rich, fine and mouth-filling. An excellent and complex wine. Buy/Learn more…

Hinterland Ancestral Rosé 2016


Displaying fresh strawberry and rhubarb on the nose and palate, the Ancestral is a versatile addition to your dinner table as an aperitif, intermezzo, or paired with lighter desserts, cheeses, Indian & Asian cuisine, and brunch fare. Buy/Learn more…

Lily Sparkling (NV)


Pale yellow-straw colour with a light mousse; aromas of binned apple, lemon/citrus and peach with light toast and floral notes; dry, medium bodied, with moderate acidity, flavours of apple, melon, apricot and citrus, with lingering apple and peach notes on the long finish. Buy/Learn more…

One Horse Town Méthode Cuvée Close 2015


This aromatic sparkling wine features bright citrus, floral and slightly toasty aromas. The peach and lime flavours are lifted by the refreshing mousse. This versatile wine can be enjoyed in celebration, seafood ceviche, pan-seared pickerel or mixed green salad. Buy/Learn more…

And if you’re in Toronto, be sure to check out #Winetario next week to taste the best of Ontario VQA wine!