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1

Ontario has approximately _________ acres dedicated to vinifera grapes

15,000

2

The 3 main appellations of Ontario are:

Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie North Shore, Prince Edward County

3

What happened to Pelee Island in 2013? What is its status currently?

It was formally deregulated, in 2016 it was included in the South Islands sub-appellation of Lake Erie North Shore

4

All of Ontario's appellations are located between __ and __ latitude

41 and 44

5

What climatic effect mitigates the otherwise cool climate of Ontario?

The Lake Effect provided by the Great Lakes

6

What is Ontario's largest VQA area? Regional appellations?

Niagara Peninsula; Niagara Escarpment and Niagara-on-the-Lake

7

What are the dominant grapes of Niagara Peninsula?

Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir

8

What is Niagara Peninsula's most acclaimed wine?

Icewine!

9

What is the process of creating icewine?

Producers declare intent in November to the VQA, allow grapes to remain on vine until Winter, harvesting grapes at night when temps reach -8 C.

10

While icewine represents about _____ of Ontario's exports, it only accounts for ___ of production

50%, 5%

11

Where is Prince Edward County located?

To the North, separated from the mainland by water.

12

What are the most common varieties in Prince Edward County?

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

13

What are permitted actual alcohol ranges for Fortified & Liqueur Wines of Ontario?

14.9%-20%

14

What are permitted actual alcohol ranges for Ontario Vin de Cure?

7-20%

15

What are permitted actual alcohol ranges for Ontario wine that isn't Fortified, Liqueur, or Vin de Cure?

7-14.9%