Ice wine is produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. Producing ice wine is risky because the frost may not come at all before the grapes rot or are lost. It also requires many grape pickers to pick the entire crop within a few hours, at a moment's notice, on the morning when it's cold enough. Therefore there are relatively small amounts of ice wine being produced world-wide as it can be expensive.
Ice wine production is limited to the wine-growing regions of the world where cold temperatures can be reached with some regularity. Canada and Germany are the world's largest producers of ice wine with 75% of Candian ice wine coming from Ontario.
October 14th, 2014
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