Prince Edward Island is located on the east coast of Canada with a population of approximately 139,000 residents. Prince Edward Island, is the smallest of the Canadian provinces both in size and population . While it is densely populated, it is not overcrowded. The Province is also called 'PEI', or simply 'The Island'.
The capital city is Charlottetown The Island is 224 kilometers long and is connected to the mainland by the Confederation Bridge which is the world's longest bridge (12.9 km) over ice covered waters.
The climate on Prince Edward Island is milder than the Canadian mainland due to the warm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence surround it. This makes for damp conditions throughout the year.
The Island receives an average yearly rainfall of 868 mm and an average yearly snowfall of 340 cm. The Island enjoys an average temperature of -7C (19F ) in January, and 19C (67F) in July.
Summers are quite warm, but rarely humid. Daytime temperatures are usually in the 20's (70's) and can go as high as 32 degrees C. (90 degree F.). Summer days and evenings have a refreshing breeze. July and August are the warmest and driest months.
It is here that we find Rossignol Estate Winery owned by John Rossignol, who left his home in Ontario in1990 moving to Little Sands PEI. He opened the first commercial winery on the island in 1994.
He runs a friendly ecologically friendly vineyard which benefits from the winds of the Northumberland Straight. He uses 100% Oak barrels.
John makes grape and fruit wines along with cider. His wines have taken home medals from Intervin International, the All Canadians and other competitions.
He has produced a mead and maple wine.