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.
 

Pillitteri Riesling Icewine 2011
V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Perfect after-dinner sipper! Gorgeous aromas of apricot and peach preserves. Riesling Icewine food pairings: semi-sweet honey cake, baked apples sprinkled with cinnamon. Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2013‐2025  Divine Dessert Wine  Top Rated Dessert Wine  Price: $29.95 Score: 92/100

This Riesling Icewine was reviewed October 26, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 435727  739 in stock
BC: 435727  339 in stock
 

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Riesling Icewine 2010
Okanagan V.Q.A., Bc, Canada
Beautifully crafted and balanced dessert wine! Elegant, seamless with long flavours of pear and peach. Alcohol: 8.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2020  Price: $69.99 Score: 94/100

This Riesling Icewine was reviewed October 31, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 776545995216  Check Stock
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Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery Beal Vineyard Cabernet Franc Icewine 2011
Vqa, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada
Luscious rich raspberry aromas and flavours. Beautifully balanced. terrific dessert wine on its own or with chocolate-based desserts. Cabernet Franc Icewine food pairings: dark chocolate. Alcohol: 10.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2012‐2020Score: 91/100

This Cabernet Franc Icewine was reviewed November 24, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 148056  Check Stock
 

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Reisling Icewine 2008
Okanagan Valley, Canada
A gorgeous icewine redolent of apricot perserves, honeysuckle, guava and praline cream. I can't think of a better way to end a meal, or a day. Alcohol: 9.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2010‐2016  Price: $59.99 Score: 95/100

This Reserve Reisling Icewine was reviewed July 20, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

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Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards Dark Horse Vineyard Discovery Series Tempranillo Icewine 2007
Okanagan Valley, Canada
I was delightfully surprised by this lovely after-dinner wine! I usually find red-grape icewines strange creatures, but this one is utterly delicious. It offers a river of red berry flavour that isn't cloying: strawberries, cherries and raspberries all roll across your tongue. Lovely! Discovery Series Tempranillo Icewine food pairings: fruit-based desserts, biscotti. Alcohol: 9.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml  Price: $99.99 Score: 91/100

This Discovery Series Tempranillo Icewine was reviewed December 1, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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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.