Natural Wonder: Riesling best showcases the cool climate character of Canada

As Canadians gather to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend, many will consider what symbols truly represent this great country. Beavertails, loons, and the maple leaf come to mind immediately. However, Team VINES likes to think that fresh, crisp, fruit forward, homegrown Riesling should also count as a Canadian symbol of which we can all be proud.

Riesling is a true representation of its environment. As such, we are fortunate that there is a great white wine that represents the Great White North so well. Cool climates are its favourite place to grow and the vines are highly influenced by the elements that surround them.

So, as the Canada Day weekend comes to an end and we continue to celebrate our home and native land’s birthday, let us not forget the terroir that produces our favourite wines. So raise a glass and make a toast to the True North strong and free.