By Waheeda Harris
By Pamela MacNaughtan
Icewine originates in 18th-century Germany, but it has been perfected in the Niagara region, and people travel from all over the world to try icewines from this southern Ontario appellation. Today Niagara is the only place on earth where the full-flavoured dessert wine is produced annually.
Sweet, decadent and rare—there’s nothing quite like icewine. And this province makes some of the world’s best, a fact celebrated during February’s Nova Scotia Icewine Festival. And if you’ve read this far, odds are good you’ll want to take a couple bottles of the internationally acclaimed treat home with you. Find a new favourite at Bishop’s Cellar on Lower Water Street. The wine boutique boasts numerous vintages, including Benjamin Bridge Borealis, Blomidon Ortega, Gaspereau Valley Icewine, Grand Pré Vidal and Jost Ortega.