Every week we receive hundreds of e-mails and now tweets. Its nice to know that people visit the website and have an interest in Canadian Wines. Most of our e-mails come from people who have at one time visited Canada, tasted our wines gone back home and are unable to find the wines of Canada in their neighborhood store. Their question Where can i Buy Canadian wine
Other visitors ask us where are the best places to stay while visiting and what wineries should we stop at. Where are the best places to eat or golf. Some even ask how to start a winery.
Your site is very informative and packed with awesome information that any wine connoisseur would appreciate." Pavel Paduta
You are a great compliment to our young industry! My best, John Skinner
Take care and love your passion! Nicole
Hi Bob! Thanks for the link to your great wines of canada website. It will be quite useful for me both as a wine journalist and wine educator. I actually teach about the wines of Canada in the Unit 3 for the WSET Diploma in Germany and Austria. Thank you! Have a lovely holiday! Kind regards,
I volunteer with a middle school group (during their after-school tutoring sessions) and I'm currently helping them plan a pretend trip to a country as a Geography assignment. Yesterday we practiced with Canada, which led us to your website. We're all very appreciative of all the great info you provide!
One of the students thought I should contact you to let you know of a few other websites that she thought you should include on your site. (If we're overzealous, please just let me know in an email response and I won't contact you again -- but it's great to see the kids get so into their ideas!) These are the links she has referenced for her project and asked that I share with you:
General Information on Canada
The Provincial Parks of Nova Scotia
I'll be adding these to our resource bank at http://educatorlabs.org/resources/ soon, (please check out the site if/when you have time!), but am hoping you'll find them useful for your website as well.
We also thought you should know that your link Nova Scotia's government website, http://explore.gov.ns.ca , isn't working. We found the new site located here: http://www.novascotia.com/en/home/default.aspx , in case you'd like to update the link (the old link is here: http://www.winesofcanada.com/links-tourism.html ).
We hope you'll find these resources as useful as we have!
Best wishes from us all,
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If you're ready to plan a wine-related getaway or learn more about the wines and other spirits our country has to offer, start by checking out the Wines of Canada website at www.winesofcanada.com . The site offers a wealth of information about the vineyards and wineries, where to stay, recreational activities in the area you plan to visit and the history of the Canadian production of wine and sprits.
"Thank you for undertaking such as project as your wonderful website of winesofcanada" : David Craw president of the New Brunswick Grape Growers Association
You have a tremendous website. It's the encyclopedia of Canadian wine. Bryan McCaw
I wanted to thank you for your very informative site. I am a huge mead enthusiast and your site provided me with some local producers I can contact to purchase my favourite drink... I also wanted to mention that you left out one of the international names for mead... Chouchen which is a French Brittany mead... which sometimes contains apple juice: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chouchen
The Wines of Canada website was a delight to discover! Listing all the Wine Regions across Canada, it offers insight into wine terms, Grapes, Wine standards, Ice Wines, Mead Wines, the history of wine in Canada dating back to prohibition, Early Pioneers and "the beginning." An In-depth Tourism section; Where to Dine, Stay, and play Golf! It offers an FAQ section, Wine 101, Wine and your Health, Cooking with Wine, Enjoying Wine and Cheese and Wine. Types of Wine from Organic, Kosher, Fruit, Meads (Honey Wine), Sparkling, Icewine and more. Read about the Scoring System for Wines and what the numbers mean! Check out the Winemaking Calendar! WOC has renowned writers; John Schreiner, Fred Couch, and Robert Bell the developer of WOC. If that isn't enough, Wines of Canada website includes Wine Towns, Winery links, Maps, Tourism links, Awards, a list of cellared wines, constellation wines, a gallery and yes, a Sitemap! Has anyone tried Gimli Goose Sparkling Wine? I just had to "slide" that in. What is truly refreshing about WOC? It is not sponsored by the Gov of Canada, or any wineries or wine associations. Page sponsoring is available and I would strongly suggest it as it will increase your sales. It is a demanding task maintaining the WOC website with over 500 wineries, it is timely and costly. I have written this to bring this to the attention for all my " wine loving" friends and a big thank you to Robert Bell. Happy wine tasting!
Pamala wrote: "I love your blogs and commentaries, Bob. Wine tastings are a favorite Okanagan past time and altho uneducated, we are learning all the time - your insights are so helpful!"
from Chris Hawes winemaker Bear River Winery Nova Scotia
Author and grape researcher Robert Murrays calls our website A travelers delight
We have used your site winesofcanada many times as a learning device for my tour business in Nova Scotia. - Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours
I had a look at your site and it is very well done. What a great change you must have seen in the winery industry in
Lorraine (and Ted) Kane
I am at present, a resident of the state of Texas, U.S.A. I grew up on Lake Ontario in New York state.
I was on the computer searching for a small town in Canada on the banks of Lake Ontario that started with the letters Massiss
But I never found it. I did, however, come across your site and have gone through it ... Very slowly as it is beautiful.
I don't mean to take your time, but I wanted to tell you how amazing your site is. It makes me want to just pack up and move
To one of the lovely little towns. Keep up the wonderful work you do with this site. (it's awesome)
Your web site gets better all the time and thanks for sending new updates and reminding us to have a look. I must really commend your efforts to identify the different viticultural areas (Black Sage, Golden Mile etc.) and you have done a great job of including everyone. I'm also very impressed with your updates on sub regions and your descriptions of the corresponding terroir.
All for now Bob.
All the best,
* Hi Bob, I really enjoy your site. I linked your Ice wine page in my blog today... Fluid Conversations... it is on www.acorkabove.com . We actually sell quite a bit of Inniskillin on our site and we get numerous hits from all over the world for ice wines... you do such a great job describing the process and ice wines in general... that I thought I would just post you link to that page... I hope you don't mind... Thanks, Kurt
* From HelloBC
Hey . Sadly, you're absolutely right. Despite half a dozen bureaucratic organizations all claiming to be doing a fabulous job of promoting BC's wonderful wineries, there is no COMPLETE, single, tourist-oriented web-site to help visitors to BC's wine regions. Worse, some of our most exciting wineries don't show up on any of the "official" sites. However, there is a way around the problem. Arguably the most complete and up-to-date listing of wineries is Bob Bell's personal cause celebre -- http://www.winesofcanada.com/bc.html -- if you marry the winery information you find there, with travellers information at Hellobc.com you'll be all set for a great adventure.
Posted by Corkscrew Quixote at 16:47 on 2008-07-13
* Thanks for helping out the industry!
* Robert, I loved visiting your site
* I'm a freelance writer, writing an article on organic wines for a popular magazine. I found your website to be very informative and accessible, more so than any other website I have found regarding organic winemaking in Canada .
* Hello. Just discovered your informative and useful web site which was mentioned in the seniors magazine, “Good Times”.
*Last week we returned from a trip to BC, which included two days in the Okanagan traveling from south to north. Coming from Ontario I was very impressed with the spectacular, scenic wine growing area, not to mention the number of wineries and quality wines my wife and I tasted. Would you happen to know if there is more acreage now in grapes in the Okanagan than on the Niagara Peninsula? It seemed like there were so many vineyards which may have been a function of the region's linearity.
However, we sampled at Nk'Mip where I purchased a Pinot Noir, Burrowing Owl where I bought a case of recent Merlot and Pinot Gris to be shipped back to Ontario, and a lovely Gewurztraminer at Thornhaven Estates. It's a shame one is no longer allowed to take bottles on carry on airline luggage as I was tempted to bring back more bottles… seeing that Ontario's LCBO does not feature a lot of BC wines. Hm'mm wonder why.
We also tasted at Dirty Laundry (interesting new name at this revamped winery), tasted and dined at Sumac Ridge, toured and tasted at Quails Gate and tasted at Mission Hill. In other words, we just scratched the surface of this lovely part of Canada!
I hope my purchases prove to be as good as our tasting. Any comment on them? Note I am far from a wine connoisseur!
I also wanted to mention a lovely B and B in Summerland with breathtaking balcony views of Lake Okanagan, being perched on the way up Little Giants Head mountain. It is called Apples and Quails The proprietor was even cultivating some modest vines in his backyard! Retired RCMP officer who let us try on his tunic and very friendly and helpful hosts. Extremely well appointed and tastefully decorated as their web site attests I would highly recommend a stay (we were in the Quails Nest). In fact, we had lovely stays at Long Lake B and B in Nanaimo, and the Wintercott Country House in North Sannich and minutes from Butchart.
BC is not bragging when they put Beautiful on their licence plates. Our two week trip took us to Victoria, Pacific Rim, Whistler and the Okanagan and I could have stayed the entire vacation at each of the spots!
Whitby , Ontario
"I love your site by the way...and was thrilled to see what you have created.
I was very impressed by the style and professionalism of your site
Enjoy your web site. Keep up the good work. My wife and I will be in Niagara On The Lake for the third time in mid June. Do you know which wineries have restaurants on their property ? We ate at Hillenbrand on our last trip , and would be interested in trying a different one this time.
If you have time, let me know your favorites.
Enjoying your website,I was searching for a wine that was advertised & unfortunatly have lost the ad! It was labelled as L 50 or 50 L ---are you able to give me any further insight on this wine?? --a long shot-- Thankyou
Bob Bell's Wines of Canada is a unique information source for almost all Canadian wineries, including the lesser known gems in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. It also has lots of stories about his "wine country" trips and articles of interest related to the Canadian wine industry.
Note: Wines of Canada.com is a personal website we have no official tour information
Bob, I've recently visited The Okanagan on holiday and enjoyed sampling the wide range of BC wines that were available. I was particularly impressed with the overall quality and now I'm back home in England I am looking at setting up a business importing and distributing BC and other Canadian wines within the UK (there are hardly any companies currently doing this). However I am not entirely sure about how to go about this, and what the pitfalls (tax, duty, transport logistics/costs etc.) might be, so I am currently on an information gathering exercise. Do you have any advise/contacts/references that might be able to help me?
I went to your website and found it very attractive and well done.
I am in charge of a 2000 bin wine list and we run lots of seminars both for the staff and guests.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Very best regards
Note: www.winesofcanada.com is a non profit personal website we have no printed information. or CDS
I work for www.winesnw.com. I am currently
Thank You very much, we enjoy the Wines of Canada website.
Steve Venables Forbidden Fruit Winery
I planned my entire 4 week visit to Canada around the information on your website
We designed our award winning wine list based upon information obtained from your site
I found your website very interesting and informative to say the least. One
it. What would be the differences between a bottle of wine from a notable
Many thanks for your anticipated response and again I really enjoyed your
Note: what group Its Me myself and I
Hi there Bob & Barbara,
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