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.

Wayne Gretzky Estates No.99 Cabernet Franc Icewine 2010
Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Aromas of fresh strawberry and raspberry wrap themselves around your senses in this dazzling icewine. A superb effort. Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2020  Price: $99.00 Score: 92/100

This Cabernet Franc Icewine was reviewed December 7, 2013 by Natalie MacLean


Megalomaniac Wines Coldhearted John Howard Cellars Of Distinction Riesling Icewine 2008
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Lovely! Lemon meringue and honeysuckle on this gorgeous dessert wine. Yet it's light and gliding over the palate. Try it with angela food cake. Riesling Icewine food pairings: spicy spring rolls, freshly sliced melon. Alcohol: 7.9%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2013‐2020  Enchanting Feta Cheese Wine  Top Rated Dessert Wine  Price: $29.95 Score: 94/100

This Riesling Icewine was reviewed February 2, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 243519  Check Stock

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

LCBO: 56689  Check Stock

Reif Estate Vidal Icewine 2005
Niagara, Canada
An elixir of apricots, honey and toffee. Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Price: $24.95 Score: 92/100

This Reif Estate Vidal Icewine was reviewed December 4, 2007 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 554791  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
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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.