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.

Flourish Wines Vidal Icewine 2008
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
A profusion of honey-drizzled apricots and peach preserves. So lovely. Top me up! Vidal Icewine food pairings: foie gras, fruit custard. Alcohol: 9.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2012‐2018  Divine Dessert Wine  Top Rated Dessert Wine  Price: $17.95 Score: 91/100

This Vidal Icewine was reviewed January 5, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Riesling Icewine 2007
Vqa, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada
A gorgeous, beautifully scented dessert wine with aromas of apricot preserves, honeysuckle and peach jam. Great finesse and balance! It finishes with aromas of lime drops and longing. Riesling Icewine food pairings: toasted almonds, strong cheeses, lemon custard. Alcohol: 11%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2020  Price: $60.00 Score: 94/100

This Riesling Icewine was reviewed June 22, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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Stratus Red Icewine 2012
V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Superb! Strawberry rhubarb aromas with a gorgeous depth and complexity. This wine is a blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and syrah. Lovely long finish. What a treat! Icewine food pairings: strawberry-rhubarb pie and vanilla ice cream. Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2013‐2018  Divine Dessert Wine  Price: $39.95 Score: 90/100

This Icewine was reviewed September 13, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Kerner Icewine 2009
Okanagan Valley, Bc, Vqa, Canada
A lovely, rich wine with aromas of peach preserves, ripe apricot and marmalade. Perfect for after-dinner, either with dessert or on its own. Kerner Icewine food pairings: strong, rich cheeses such as Gargonzola or Brie, spicy or salty appetizers before dinner, fruit-based desserts. Alcohol: 12.6%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2012  Price: $29.99 Score: 92/100

This Kerner Icewine was reviewed April 22, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

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Flat Rock Cellars Sweet Revenge Vidal Icewine 2007
V.Q.A., Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Vintages Wine Panel: Winemaker Marlize Beyers hit a home run with the 2006 vintage of Sweet Revenge (her first Icewine) and now with a fabulous vintage on her side, she’s prepared to top herself with the 2007. Expect another complex, soft and lusciously sweet wine with layers of honey, apricot, pears and peaches all balanced by a trademark seam of refreshing acidity. Remember, revenge is a dish that is best served cold ... and so is the wine. My note: Lavish notes of orange marmalade, dried apricot and clementine. Viscous layers of flavor with an opulent finish. This wine will have its way with you. Vidal Icewine food pairings: almonds, baked pears and apples, angel food cake, spice cake, carrot cake. Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Favorite Dessert Wine  Price: $44.95 Score: 90/100

This Vidal Icewine was reviewed March 28, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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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.