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Located between 41° and 44° North, Ontario’s wine country is situated in the heart of the world’s fine wine zone. Stretching across 18,000 acres (7,284 hectares), our vineyards are made up of complex limestone-based soils created by glaciers thousands of years ago. Ontario’s appellations, geographically defined wine areas, benefit directly from their proximity to three of the five Great Lakes of North America, the largest fresh water system in the world. This unique combination of latitude, lakes and limestone is the foundation on which Ontario is making globally acclaimed wines. Our Appellations at a Glance Lake Erie North Shore Sunny days & Cool breezes • Ontario’s southernmost appellation benefits from warm temperatures and a long growing season • Long sunshine hours and the warm, shallow waters of Lake Erie afford excellent ripening conditions for full-bodied wines • This appellation includes Ontario’s newest sub-appellation, known as the South Islands, which includes well-known Pelee Island Prince Edward County Lake winds & Stony soils • Ontario’s coolest appellation is a virtual island on the northeastern end of Lake Ontario with more than 800 kilometres of shoreline, including renowned Sandbanks Provincial Park • Stony calcareous limestone soils and a short growing season produce concentrated fruit resulting in wines with bright acidity and distinct mineral character Niagara Peninsula Diverse glacial soils & Lakeside vineyards • Ontario’s oldest wine appellation draws its cool climate character from winds off the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario • Complex glacial soils carved from the Ice Age are the backbone for exciting wines from a wide range of grapes This appellation encompasses 10 sub-appellations and 2 regional appellations: Lincoln Lakeshore, Vinemount Ridge, Creek Shores Beamsville Bench, Twenty Mile Bench, Short Hills Bench (when grouped together form a regional appellation called the Niagara Escarpment) Niagara Lakeshore, Four Mile Creek, St. David’s Bench, Niagara River

(when grouped together form a regional appellation called Niagara-on-the-Lake)

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