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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Nov 19, 2009
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One of the few things Canada is famous for. Sweet & a lovely ending to a great meal!
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review by . September 04, 2009
Extreme Winemaking!
The first time I've had a taste of icewine was in the Okanagen valley of Canada. In the beautiful city of Kelowna, I had my first taste of this amazing wine in a vineyard with the awesome view of the lake as its backdrop.I do not recall the name of the vineyard but I don't think it's Inniskillin. I enjoyed the wine so much so I thought about getting a home in Kelowna thereafter & I was not even a drinker! Not now and certainly not back then!      However, after …
Quick Tip by . March 06, 2010
Luxurious and sweet... the best for special occasions & celebrations! Lovely wine and souvenir from Niagara!
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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Inniskillin is a Canadian winery located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Noted for their icewine production, Inniskillin has played an important pioneering role in the modern Canadian wine industry. Since 1994, Inniskillin also operates a winery in Okanagan, British Columbia (Inniskillin Okanagan) in addition to their original location (Inniskillin Niagara).

Inniskillin was founded by Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser and saw its beginnings in 1974. Before embarking on the Innskillin project, Ziraldo was running a grapevine nursery and Karl Kaiser, a trained chemist, was a home wine maker. The first vines were planted in 1974, and since the duo had the ambition to make better-quality wines, their vineyard was planted with traditional European grape varieties, of the Vitis vinifera species, chosen from those cultivated in colder European regions. Their first vineyard, of 32 acres (13 ha) was planted with Riesling, Chardonnay and Gamay.

At that time the wine industry in the Niagara consisted of five bulk wineries growing American ("non-vinfiera") vines, and no winery licenses had been issued since 1929. Inniskillin's license in 1975, which Ziraldo successfully lobbied for, was therefore the first post-prohibition license issued in the region. The company Inniskillin Wines was formally incorporated in July 31, 1975, and the first ...

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