Peller Family Estates


The Peller family have been making wine in Niagara for 3 generations, and are widely regarded as one of the highest quality and most innovative of Icewine producers. Icewine is a rare dessert wine produced from the juice of naturally frozen grapes that have been picked in the middle of a cold Canadian winter. At 43 degrees latitude, the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, home of Peller Family Estates is within the same latitudinal range as Southern France, Rioja in Spain, Chianti Classico in Italy and Oregon. The Niagara Peninsula is the only place in the world where every single year the summers are so warm red wine grapes can be ripened, but the winters are cold enough to make Icewine (but never so cold that the vines do not survive!) Grapes for Peller’s Icewines are always picked at temperatures of least -10ºC, with the grapes frozen on the vine and hand-picked in the middle of the cold Canadian night. Authentic Icewine is very different from other dessert wines; prior to being picked in late December, the grapes freeze and then thaw 8 to 10 times. Each time they freeze, new and more complex flavours are released into the juice from the grape. The signature of great Icewine is the balancing tension between sweetness and acidity.


5 Item(s)

  1. Peller Icewine Cabernet Franc (37.5cl)

    Boldness of ripe red berries, complex notes of spice and sweetness of rhubarb. Learn More

  2. Peller Icewine Riesling (37.5cl)

    Honey barlett pear with a candied lemon peel on the finish. Learn More

  3. Peller Icewine Vidal (37.5cl)

    Intense flavours of honey, lemon, star fruit, quince and brown sugar. Sweet citrus and star fruit linger on the finish. Learn More

  4. Peller Ice Cuvée Sparkling (Vidal Dosage)

    An intriguing sparkling wine: the final adjustment is made by adding ice wine (from frozen grapes), which gives amazing complexity. Learn More

  5. Peller Ice Cuvée Rosé Sparkling (Cabernet Franc Dosage)

    Bursting with red berries and currants, which linger through on the finish with an added note of spice. Learn More