With thirteen wineries and as many restaurants stretching along the northern shoreline of Lake Erie, Canada's southernmost wine region enjoys one of the
longest growing seasons in Canada. It benefits from the quick summer warming of the shallow waters of Lake Erie, as well as from an abundance of sunshine during the growing season. Early harvests are the norm, with picking usually beginning at the end of August and late-harvest varieties often reaching their peak by late October. Excellent conditions for growing high quality red, white, rose, sparkling and ice wine.