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.
 

Reif Estate Vidal Icewine 2009
V.Q.A., Niagara River, Ontario, Canada
Spectacular! Rich and unctuous with layers of peach and pear preserves. A honeyed essence tickles the senses right through to a long finish. Glorious dessert wine. Vidal Icewine food pairings: apricot, peach or pineapple based desserts , bold blue cheeses or on its own as a dessert. Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2020  Divine Dessert Wine  Price: $46.95 Score: 92/100

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

LCBO: 544791  2493 in stock
 

Jost Vineyards Vidal Icewine 2006
Malagash, Nova Scotia, Canada
A gorgeous, honeyed elixir of a dessert wine! Perfect with fruit-based desserts like berry compote. Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2017  Price: $24.99 Score: 92/100

This Vidal Icewine was reviewed March 1, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 1001836  Check Stock
 

Château des Charmes Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard Riesling Icewine 2009
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Gorgeous concentration with peach-marmalade preserves and a honeyed apricot finish. Lovely as dessert on its own or with biscotti or fruit- or nut-based desserts. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Top Rated Dessert Wine  Price: $59.95 Score: 92/100

This Riesling Icewine was reviewed January 21, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 413724  Check Stock
BC: 413724  Check Stock
 

Trius Winery at Hillebrand Vidal Icewine 2012
Niagara, Ontario
A stunningly rich and satisfying icewine with notes of peach, pear and apricot preserves. Perfect with a fruit flan or cobbler. Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2013‐2019  Divine Dessert Wine  Price: $30.00 Score: 92/100

This Vidal Icewine was reviewed January 4, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 137687  5 in stock
 

Seasons Diamond Estates - De Sousa Cellars Vidal Icewine 2011
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
A lovely dessert wine that offers aromas and flavours of lemon drops and honey. Alcohol: 11.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2017  Divine Dessert Wine  Price: $29.95 Score: 88/100

This Vidal Icewine was reviewed November 9, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 359174  736 in 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.