With the extreme cold, we now have; Niagara grape growers have started to pick frozen grapes on the vine to produce this year’s crop of icewine. According to Wine Country Ontario Niagara produces some of the best icewines in the world. Temperatures have to be a sustained -8C before they are picked.
Icewine (often called dessert wine) has been picked in Niagara since1984.
There are plenty of icewine packages in Niagara to take in all this month.
Perhaps the main highlight of January is the annual Xerox Icewine Gala to be held on January 13th at the Fallsview Casino Resort.