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13 Canadian Wines You Should Try Immediately

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Canada is a huge country with a variety of biodiversity that makes every region unique from the other. Although typically overlooked, this very fact distinguishes Canadian vineyards from others around the world. The array of land produces distinct flavours and award winning wines that have been recognized globally. 

With every wine region producing such distinctive flavours and undertones, it can be difficult to identify which area produces wines that suit your palate.  For wine enthusiasts looking to explore Canada’s regions, we’ve narrowed down 13 of the country’s best wineries to explore– all with available shipping options. 

Prince Edward County, Ontario

Grange of Prince Edward

Hillier, ON

Free shipping in Ontario and Montreal. Contact for addresses outside of these areas.

Two decades ago, Caroline Granger returned to her family farm to reconnect with her roots. It was there that she planted a vineyard and laid down a foundation for her children to grow from, furthering their connection to nature and family. Today, the Grange offers seven varieties of estate-grown grapes on 60 acres of vines, making them the largest estate vineyard in Prince Edward County. Their diverse portfolio of wines offer an unpretentious and joyful approach to wines that can be enjoyed in the company of friends, family, or on your own. Our favourites? Their sparkling mineral series, which features three different blends of varying pinot noir-to-chardonnay ratios. 

Traynor Vineyard

Hillier, ON

Free shipping over $80.

Mike Traynor entered the wine industry in 1997, and eventually became Canada’s youngest winemaker at the age of 22. Traynor Vineyard was born from a dream of a haven with happy memories and award winning wine. What began as a frozen cornfield in 2008, has turned into a quaint 5.5 acre vineyard that sits in the heart of The County. Their selection of wines are handmade and unfiltered, so you know that each bottle was made with love and care. Try something new with the Traynor Inclusion Orange. By adding their Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc skins to their Frontenac Gris juice, this sunset-hued wine has hints of fuzzy peach on the nose.

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Hinterland Wine Company

Hillier, ON

Use ‘Quarantine Club’ at checkout for free shipping on 4 bottles or more.

Jonas Newman and Vicki Samaras left their jobs in the restaurant industry and pharmaceutical field, in the pursuit of owning a vineyard. It’s been ten years since they released their first bottle of bubbly, and they haven’t looked back since. They may not have been the first company to make sparkling wine, but Hinterland Wine Company sure has figured out a way to make it great. Using three methods to create their bubbly concoctions: charmat, traditional and ancestral, Hinterland has become the go-to for folks looking for a little sparkle in their life. If you’re looking to rose all day, try their Borealis 2019 Method Charmat. The Borealis has aromas of fresh and tart berries, and is fruity and dry on the palate. 

Trail Estate

Hillier, ON 

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Located in Prince Edward County, Trail Estate is run by Mackenzie Brisbois and a dedicated team of wine enthusiasts. Specializing in the production of low-intervention uncompromising wines, Trail Estate prides itself on creating wine authentically in the most organic way possible. Producing a variety of wines from sparkling whites to rich reds, the winery’s entire collection is now available for purchase and delivery through their website. Not sure which wine is right for you? Trail Estate’s preview packs bring together the estate’s favourites so you can narrow down which wine to love. 

Okanagan, British Columbia

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

Peachland, BC

Currently offering free shipping for six or more bottles.

Just 10 minutes south of Peachland, and 10 minutes north of Summerland, Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards opened at the historic Greata Ranch in 2017, following a decades long journey in the wine industry. The Fitzpatrick family’s rich history in winemaking culminated with creating traditional method sparkling wine. This estate vineyard spans across 40 acres with seven carefully selected varietals: Chardonnay, Ehrenfelser, Gewürztraminer, Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Riesling. They take thoughtful measures to ensure the integrity of the fruit, working by hand and with small bins at harvest. With an array of sparkling and still selections, you’re bound to find the perfect addition to any meal or conversation. We suggest their Pink Mile Rose; with aromatics of strawberries and cream, watermelon and a touch of cherry, it’s summer in a bottle.

Little Engine Wines 

Penticton, BC

Complimentary Shipping on all orders of 12 bottles (of $400 value) or more.

Dedicated to the production of high quality wine that is pure in flavour, Little Engine Winery, creates its signature bottles with a combination of natural yeasts, gentle maceration using French oak barrels. Operating on the motto, “Dreams don’t come true, dreams are made true.” owners, Steven and Nicole French infuse their business and their wine with a passion carried through their expert team of winemakers and club managers. The winery harvests a number of Chardonnay’s,  Sauvignon Blanc, wine blends, Rose, Pinot Noir, a collection of Merlots and unique special releases. Little Engine Wine Cellar Club allows wine lovers across Canada eerie purchasing access to new releases and small lot, member only collections delivered straight to your home twice a year.  

Hillside

Penticton, BC

Shipping only available in increments of six bottles. Price varies by province.

Hillside is committed to producing hand-crafted, naturally fruit-forward and well-balanced wines that stay true to the character of the grapes. Along with their 20 acre vineyard, Hillside has partnerships with select vineyards across the Naramata Bench to stay true to the taste of its Naramata roots. Through cool temperature fermentation and open top fermenters, veteran winemaker, Kathy Malone, has crafted a selection of crisp whites and bold reds, along with select precious vintage options. No matter what you’re looking to pair your glass with, Hillside is sure to have an option.

The Hatch

Kelowna, BC

Offering tastings for small groups of 6 or less. Newsletter sign up gives newcomers 5% off first purchase with flat rate shipping on all orders. 

With promises of love, affection and wine, The Hatch is the perfect delivering winery to supply you with libations all quarantine long. If you don’t fall in love with the wine itself, the aesthetic and beautifully decorated bottles are sure to turn your head and hold your attention. From $70 on the high end to $17 on the low, The Hatch carries many variations of wine from deep rich reds to airy rose’s.  

Niagara, Ontario

Westcott Vineyards

Jordan Station, ON

Free shipping within Ontario. $25 Canada-wide

Rather than retiring, Grant Westcott and Carolyn Hurst left their corporate careers and home in Toronto to start a vineyard in Jordan Station, Ont. What originally began as a plan to sell the grapes to other wineries, turned into a passion project to create their own wine under the Westcott Vineyards label. With 28 acres of vines, this family-run small batch winery focuses on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. If you’re in the area, Westcott is open for booking Muskoka chair tastings, and offers a four-person picnic experience. 

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Pearl Morissette

Jordan Station, ON 

Minimum shipping requirement of 6 bottles, all shipping is free. 

A winery that emulates the beautiful landscape of the Niagara countryside, Pearl Morissette, creates authentic, low interaction, wine that transports your taste buds into it’s cascading vineyard. Classically trained Vigneron, Francois Morrissette, has worked on the Grand Cru terroirs of Frederic Mugnier of Musigny, Chistian Gouges of Domaine Henri Gouges and Jean-Marc of Domaine Roulot. The ethos of the winery: to uncover the natural beauty of each produced bottle.

Leaning Post

Stoney Creek, ON 

Free shipping anywhere within Ontario on orders of 6 or more bottles. Pre-packaged bottle packs are also available. 

With an award winning selection of wines, Leaning Post has made a name for themselves by cultivating unique flavours from Niagara’s various land types. With a winding history in wine making owners Nadia and Ilya Senchuk pride themselves on producing wine like no other. With a variety of packs and recommended tasting options, based on flavour Leaning Post has made it possible to bring a wine tasting to your patio. Wines range from 2009–2017 with selections of every favourite from Reisling to Merlot. 

Big Head Wines

Niagara-on-the-lake, ON

Free shipping within Ontario on orders of 6 or more bottles. Varies for other provinces.

Launched in 2013, Big Head Wines was born from Andrzej Lipinski’s passion, meticulous attention to detail and striving for perfection in every glass. With over two decades of experience in the wine industry, Big Head sources fruit from all over the Niagara region, working with only the best fruit in their pursuit of excellence. They hand-harvest the grapes, and through lying down bunches in a single layer, pick out only the healthiest fruit. Using tobacco kilns, Big Head focuses on drying the grapes to concentrate the flavour of the resulting wines. You can choose from over 30 Big Head selections, with a wide range of aromatic reds and lively whites. They also offer dessert, sparkling and raw wines. 

Malivoire

Beamsville, ON 

Free shipping on all orders over $100. For all shipping rates across the country see shipping rates by region 

A certified sustainable vineyard, Malivoire, has been a center for innovation in Niagara wine country for 20 years. A brand that tastes amazing and feels good to purchase, the winery now produces 24 thousand cases of wine a year, each fermented to perfection. Malivoire is certified under Ontario’s Sustainable Winemaking Program and are members at Large of Oregon’s LIVE initiative. They dedicate themselves to considering the long-term impacts of vineyard farms. Creating a holistic system in which the health of the environment and cultivated land comes first.