Wine making is nothing new to Canada, the Viking explorer Leif Ericson first called Canada by the name Vineland because of all grapes vines which grew wildly. Since this point Canada has always been poised to produce some great wines and add their own distinct style to the wine making process. Although wine making did not become a commercial enterprise unitl the mid 1800’s there are now over 114 wineries within the borders of Canada. These wineries are spread out over 6 of Canada’s 10 provinces, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. Canada has a very cool climate which favors the production of ice wine. This is the reason why Canada is the world’s number one producer of this sweet dessert wine.