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 Estates Winery Niagara-On-The-Lake Riesling Icewine 2011
V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Great finesse and balance in this lovely dessert wine! Aromas of lime drops, honeysuckle and apricot preserves. Riesling Icewine food pairings: sponge cake, fruit salad. Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2020  Divine Dessert Wine  Price: $30.00 Score: 92/100

This Riesling Icewine was reviewed September 13, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 435727  728 in stock
BC: 435727  339 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

Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Niagara Escarpment Riesling Icewine 2007
Niagara Escarpment, Canada
A spectacular wine in all aspects! Honeyed apricot richness with get-down-on-your-knees balance, finesse and elegance. Peach preserves and a clean finish. What more do you want in a dessert wine? Riesling Icewine food pairings: As an aperitif with strong blue cheeses or seared foie gras, for dessert with fresh fruit.. Alcohol: 9.2%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml  Price: $49.95 Score: 95/100

This Riesling Icewine was reviewed December 1, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: +430561  Check Stock

Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Vidal Icewine 2008
Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Vqa, Canada
Terrific balancing acidity with luscious ripe apricots and peach preserves. Dessert in a glass. Vidal Icewine food pairings: fresh fruit or fruit-based desserts and strong cheeses. Alcohol: 9.4%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2011‐2016  Price: $20.00 Score: 91/100

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

LCBO: 897470  Check Stock

Reif Estate Winery Grand Cabernet Franc Icewine 2012
Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Homemade strawberry jam in a glass: this iicewine s opulent and comforting at the same time. Raspberry, strawberry and rhubarb aromas and flavours flood the senses. Perfect with dark chocolate truffles. Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2022  Price: $95.00 Score: 93/100

This Cabernet Franc Icewine was reviewed December 7, 2013 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.