Ontario Wine Regions

Ontario is located in east-central Canada and it is the fourth largest province with a total area of 1,076,395 sq km. It has a population of 13,505,900; Toronto is the capital. Ottawa, Canada's capital, is also located in Ontario.

Ontario's main grape growing regions are located in the most southern part of Ontario around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Ontario is the main grape growing and wine producing province in Canada. According to the 2011 Stats Canada agricultural crops table, Ontario accounted for 61% of the total Canadian acreage under vine.

Ontario Wine Region

Ontario has three recognized viticulture regions:

  • Lake Erie North Shore
  • Niagara Peninsula
  • Prince Edward County

Within the Niagara Peninsula there are two regional appellations and ten sub appelations.

  • Niagara Escarpment
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake

Within these two regional appellations are an additional ten sub appellations: regions.png
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