Left on the vine until thoroughly frozen, these grapes are pressed before they are allowed to thaw, releasing their honey like juice. Residual sugar is 40 Brix.
Pelee Island is Canada's largest independent winery and also the largest estate vineyard covering 600 acres. Nestled in the western basin of Lake Erie, Pelee Island is Canada's Southern most inhabited tip of land. Home to over 10,000 indigenous species, Pelee Island is the environmental pride of Canada. Below the 41st parallel, it is as far south as Mendocino, California, Rome and Madrid and is Canada's warmest region with a growing season over 50 days longer than mainland Canada. No insecticides are used in the vineyards and only a 100% island grown natural fertilizer, sorghum soudan grass, is applied.
Soil The volcanic soil is loose and well drained.
Prime grape growing region (42˚N) latitude – similar to famous appellations in Spain, Italy, France,
California. 550 acres of estate owned vineyards in Canada's warmest, oldest and most southerly grape growing region