Ontario – Anything But Chardonnay

Niagara River

Respite from Chardonnay in Ontario.

However much you love Chardonnay, a varied liquid diet is a good thing, as the organisers of the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration in Niagara-on-the Lake last July understood. For my notes on Chardonnays from Ontario and elsewhere, see Cool-climate Chardonnay – the tasting notes.

The Ontarians were not just thinking about our tooth enamel. They also wanted to show that although their province is rightly proud of its multi-faceted Chardonnays, it is not a one-horse race. Ontario produces more wine than any other wine region in Canada, even if British Columbia, and the...