The Niagara Peninsula is the principal appellation of Canada’s cold climate wines, where the cold Canadian winters are tempered perfectly by the waters of Lake Ontario. Here the grapes ripen and accumulate their flavour slowly. The wines tend to be complex and balanced, with higher acidity and more mineral flavours—making them the most food-friendly wines in the world. A warm summer, followed by a mild autumn and a cold winter make Southern Ontario one of the few appellations in the world capable of producing true Icewine, Canada’s flagship offering.
In the ancient hebrew tongue, Tzafona means northward. Look northward for this elegant expression of a unique appellation.