Wine growing areas in Canada are located within known growing regions that are located 30 and 50 degrees latitude north. The growing zones are parts of many other wine regions in Europe with cool climates. The main wine growing regions are Niagara Peninsula which is located in Southern parts of Ontario, Prince Edward County, and the Nothern shores of Lake Erie which includes the Pelee Island. Other regions include the valleys in Okanagan in southern British Columbia and areas of Nova Scotia and parts of Quebec. Despite the fact that the wine grown in Canada is small scale in comparison to the standards of the world, wine is one of the fastest growing businesses in Canada. This is because wineries sprout up whenever soil and …show more content…
The alliance set out some geographical appellation and introduced strict production standards. This was to ensure the production of quality wine from the region. Rough this program, Ontario has gained a vibrant wine industry that benefits from continuous growth.
According to the Canadian law, the production and sale of alcoholic products are a provincial authority. This implies that wine regulations are not the same in all provinces. Each and every province has different wine regulations. A national appellation of origin Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) has however been established to set minimum standards of production and determines the trade growing areas.
The provincial VQA rules governing wine production in Ontario are very strict as compared to other regions. The most important rule states that wines must be grown in 100 percent designated viticulture area. Besides that, the law states that wine must have minimum sugar values set for specified grape varieties. Wines have to be tested both in the laboratories and quality and integrity of the wine be ensured by an independent panel. These rules and regulation help in boosting the quality of wine produced in Canada (Bruwer, …show more content…
The relief of the land in Canada is suitable for the vine production. The soil is rich in nutrients hence enhancing the high yield of the vines. The climate and the land topography of the Canadian wine regions highly favor the production of wine in the region. The vineyards in Canada are well established which is a sign of diversity.
The valley’s wineries and vineyards have maintained a good continuity in production in the face of the market cycle. They have always dealt with the continuous threats from vine pests and diseases and the unique prohibition experience in America. The cultural practices in Canada favor the production of wine. A great portion of the population is wine consumers, therefore, promotion the production of wine. The planned vine varieties including Baco Noir, Auxerrois, Agra and much more contribute to the production of a variety of wine flavors from the Canadian region (Crawford,