As Canada Day fast approaches, we’re all in a tizzy, I am sure, to celebrate this fun-filled holiday. Whether that be hosting your own event, or attending another as a guest, what wines to serve or bring as a hostess gift is likely on your mind, if you’re a wine drinker. In this post, I have rounded up, or narrowed down, some of my current Canadian faves that I’ll be serving on Canada Day. I certainly hope they’ll help you short list your wine party favours. Enjoy!
Canada Day Wine Suggestions
Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Brut, Ontario
Bubbles are appropriate for any occasion – just so we’re clear. The Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Brut can be a fantastic bubbles addition to your drink list this Canada Day, as its light nature classes it on the refreshing side, and it comes in at a fraction of the price of traditional Champagne. This sparkling wine is made with the traditional Champagne varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and holds fantastic aromas of apple and lemon lime. On the palate, the apple and citrus blend dance amongst the bubbles in your mouth. This is a smooth drinking sparkling wine and a true party favourite.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $29.95
We gave this sparkling wine a score of 4/5
Mission Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2012, British Columbia
If you are looking for a patio ready, smooth, yet complex Chardonnay, the Mission Hill Reserve Chardonnay is a winner. With its golden hue and aromas of honey, pear and light spice it will entice you at once. On the mouth, its complex blend of burnt caramel at the back of your tongue, well-tempered acidity and light oak will surely delight!
This wine retails at the LCBO for $21.95
We gave this wine a score of 5/5
Konzelmann Pinot Noir 2013, Ontario
Not everyone on your patio this Canada Day will be a white wine drinker, and for those folks you’ll need a smooth red wine that traditionally is more fruit forward and softer on the tannins. My go to for a red wine of this description is a Pinot Noir and the Konzelmann Pinot Noir 2013 will not disappoint. Not only are the folks from Konzelmann Winery some of the nicest you’ll ever meet, they produce some lovely wines that keep on giving. The Konzelmann Pinot Noir 2013 holds an enticing scarlet hue, and aromas of green pepper, raspberry and light mineral hints are present on the nose. On the palate, you’ll pick up cherry, plum, peppers, well-tempered tannins and some earthy notes. This is a truly fantastic and affordable Ontario Pinot Noir!
This wine retails at the LCBO for $13.25
We gave this wine a 4.5/5
Please drop me a line and let me know what wines you decided to serve up this Canada Day!