Situated at the same latitude as some of Europe’s finest wine regions, the Lake Erie North Shore Region benefits from its proximity to Lake Erie which offers a unique maritime climate in a continental region. Grape growers in the Lake Erie North Shore and Pelee Island designated viticulture areas grow some of the world’s finest vinifera and French hybrid wine grapes. Our wineries continually and reliably produce award-winning world class wines, including naturally produced ice wines.
The region is a winemaker’s paradise blessed with exceptional soil conditions and a regional climate which offers longer sun hours than any other area in Canada. In fact, geographically speaking, we are located at the same latitude as northern California and the Tuscany region of Italy, and we’re actually further south than the renowned Bordeaux and Burgundy wine regions of France.