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.

Cave Spring Cellars Reisling Icewine 2008
Vqa, Niagara, Ontario, Canada
One of Canada's top wine producers, especially when it comes to Riesling, both dry and dessert style. This lovely dessert wine offers aromas an flavours of apricot and peach, Beautifully balanced. Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2013‐2019  Price: $49.95 Score: 93/100

This Reisling Icewine was reviewed September 12, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 576033  Check Stock
BC: 447441  Check Stock

Inniskillin Wines Commemorative Edition Vidal Icewine 2006
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Vintages Wine Panel: This delicious Icewine was crafted in commemoration of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and a portion of proceeds from every bottle sold will support our Canadian Olympic athletes and the Games. The unique label was commissioned from Canadian artist Gordon Halloran, who uses ice as his canvas to make beautiful abstract works. Definitely a collectible, this is also a sophisticated and impeccably balanced Icewine for those who like to bring home the gold and savor it in a glass. My note: Redolent of ripe peaches, pears, apricot and honeysuckle. Unctuous layers of flavor with a tangerine-tinged finish. Vidal Icewine food pairings: sauteed foie gras with apples, pumpkin pie, apricot cobbler, pecan pie, rice krispie squares. Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml  Favourite Dessert Wine  Price: $59.95 Score: 95/100

This Vidal Icewine was reviewed October 16, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 87775  Check Stock
BC: 22608  Check Stock

Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Cabernet Franc Icewine 2010
V.Q.A., Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Liquid loveliness! Life is a glassful of fleshy ripe cherries. Perfect for dessert. Cabernet Franc Icewine food pairings: cheesecake, with (or drizzled over) strawberry-rhubarb crisp, filling in homemade chocolates. Alcohol: 9.8%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2010‐2016  Divine Dessert Wine  Price: $39.95 Score: 90/100

This Cabernet Franc Icewine was reviewed June 22, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 672402  Check Stock

Konzelmann Estate Winery Vidal Icewine 2007
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Absolute yum! It doesn’t get much better than this for pure hedonists. Apricot preserves, peach jam and sunshine. Lovely effort here. Alcohol: 10.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2010‐2015  Favourite Dessert Wine  Price: $65.10 Score: 94/100

This Vidal Icewine was reviewed October 2, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 476192  Check Stock
BC: 476192  Check Stock

Fielding Estate Winery Vidal Icewine 2004
Ontario, Canada
A lovely smooth dessert wine with appetizing aromas of ripe pear, peach, orange peel and honey. Vidal Icewine food pairings: fruit cake, christmas pudding, sauteed foie gras and apples, pecan pie, rice krispie squares. Alcohol: 10%  200 ml  Price: $24.95 Score: 90/100

This Vidal Icewine was reviewed December 4, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 86850  Check Stock

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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.