Vidal grapes in a vineyard. Vidal (a French hybrid with Ugni Blanc parentage) is grown for icewine and table wine production. Photo: Wine Marketing Association of Ontario Vidal grapes in a vineyard. Vidal (a French hybrid with Ugni Blanc parentage) is grown for icewine and table wine production. Photo: Wine Marketing Association of Ontario
Vidal grapes in a vineyard. Vidal (a French hybrid with Ugni Blanc parentage) is grown for icewine and table wine production. Photo: Wine Marketing Association of Ontario

Why Canadian ice wine requires a cold winter

Ice wine is unique in that it expresses the varietal character of the grapes in a pure, concentrated form

Topic |   Wine and Spirits
Vidal grapes in a vineyard. Vidal (a French hybrid with Ugni Blanc parentage) is grown for icewine and table wine production. Photo: Wine Marketing Association of Ontario Vidal grapes in a vineyard. Vidal (a French hybrid with Ugni Blanc parentage) is grown for icewine and table wine production. Photo: Wine Marketing Association of Ontario
Vidal grapes in a vineyard. Vidal (a French hybrid with Ugni Blanc parentage) is grown for icewine and table wine production. Photo: Wine Marketing Association of Ontario
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