Best Icewine Wine

Icewine is produced when grapes are left on the vine well past the regular harvest into the cold winter months. These grapes are picked at -8 degree Celsius or 18 degrees Farenheit and then pressed while still frozen.

Canada and Germany are most famous for this dessert wine. In Canada, it's called icewine whereas in Germany it's eiswein.

Canadian vintners use both the vidal and riesling grapes while Germany uses mostly riesling, which has more balancing acidity for this sweet wine. This wine has a medium to full body, with a long finish and surprisingly low alcohol of, on average, just 10%.

My reviews of these Icewines are updated weekly. These Icewine wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Icewine at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Icewine in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.
 

Konzelmann Estate Winery Icewine Vidal 2010
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
A vibrant, apricot-rich icewine with many tropical fruit unfolding in the glass. Pair it with fruit-based desserts. The quality designation for this wine is VQA. Alcohol: 10.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2014‐2020  Divine Dessert Wine  Top Rated Dessert Wine  Price: $25.10 Score: 92/100

This Vidal was reviewed February 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 167866  896 in stock
 

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Oldfield Series Kerner Icewine 2010
Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada
Lovely dessert wine with rich, unctuous layers of apricot and honey aromas. Perfect for biscotti. Alcohol: 11%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2015  Price: $29.99 Score: 90/100

This Kerner Icewine was reviewed January 3, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 153155  Check Stock
 

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Riesling Icewine 2008
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Spectacular! I love the combination of toffeed richness and zesty effervescence. This is a real treat to try this holiday if you've never done so (and even if you have). Riesling Icewine food pairings: crème brûlée. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2008‐2020  Top Rated Dessert Wine  Price: $69.95 Score: 93/100

This Riesling Icewine was reviewed September 15, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 558288  Check Stock
 

Stratus Riesling Icewine 2008
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Some kind of gorgeous. Platonic ideal of peach preserves and honeysuckle with drizzled honey. Just drink. Riesling Icewine food pairings: turkey dinner, rhubarb pie, baked apples with cinnamon. Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2012‐2020  Top Rated Dessert Wine  Price: $39.95 Score: 94/100

This Riesling Icewine was reviewed November 24, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 56671  Check Stock
 

Vineland Riesling Icewine 2008
V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada
A gorgeously concentrated elixir of honeyed apricot and peach preserves. Pure happiness and sunshine in a glass. Riesling Icewine food pairings: key lime pie, lemon custard. Alcohol: 9%  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2018  Top Rated Dessert Wine  Price: $39.95 Score: 93/100

This Riesling Icewine was reviewed May 26, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 563445  Check Stock
 


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Icewine

The aromas include tropical fruit such as pineapple, mango, melon, apricot, lychee as well as honey.

Icewine is especially lovely with fruit-based desserts, biscotti, foie gras, cheeses and dishes with a touch of sweetness such as glazed ham.