The two big Lake Erie wineries are the kings of value in local wine. Large scale production and a strong everyday focus combines to create wines that can compete with budget priced imports. Especially if you purchase the larger size bottle.
Pelee’s Blanc de Blanc has the invigorating quality of Riesling along with a trace of peachy Vidal flavour. Lots of pucker-power for the big thirst, the big bash, or a hot afternoon on the beach. Pelee is really good at cheapo local.
You’ll find the same low on flavour but big on refreshment quality in Colio’s Moonlight. Shades of a good Italian café wine – at an Italian price. Stick a bottle in the fridge for everyday sloshing. And it’s low alcohol to boot.
Pelee Island 09 ‘Blanc de Blanc’ Vidal/Riesling, VQA Ontario 276170 $9.95 (308585 $16.95/1500ml)
Colio 09 Lake & River ‘Moonlight White’, VQA Ontario 42100 $10.95