Peller Family Estates | Ontario, Canada
The Peller family have been making wine in Niagara for three generations and are widely regarded as one of the highest quality and most innovative of Icewine producers. In 2007 they were awarded the Best Icewine Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.
Grapes for Peller’s Icewine’s are always picked at temperatures of at least -10ºC, with the grapes frozen on the vine and hand-picked in the middle of the cold Canadian night. Once picked, the grapes are pressed immediately while still frozen. Each frozen grape yields just one drop of intensely frozen juice.
Authentic Icewine is very different from other dessert wines; prior to being picked in late December, the grapes freeze and then thaw eight to ten times. Each time they freeze, new and more complex flavours are released into the juice from the grape. The signature of great Icewine is the balancing tension between sweetness and acidity. These sublime wines are guaranteed to make an indelible impression on you - once tasted, never forgotten!