Appellations of Niagara Peninsula

Beamsville Bench VQA

Beamsville Bench is a narrow plateau sloping gradually from the cliff of the Niagara Escarpment northwards to Regional Road 81, marking the bottom of the crescent-shaped Lake Iroquois Shore Bluff. Around 16 wines operate here, producing about 150 wines.

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Creek Shores VQA

Creek Shores is distinctive for its complex glacial soils seen on the Lake Iroquois Plains. Plenty of sunlight means the wines are often concentrated and full bodied.

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Four Mile Creek VQA

Four Mile Creek is the fertile plain that makes up central regional appellation of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It lies slightly inland from the lake and below the bench of the Niagara Escarpment, providing for warm days and cool nights during the growing season.

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Lincoln Lakeshore VQA

The Lincoln Lakeshore runs along the Lake Ontario shore from Winona Road to Jordan Harbour and Twenty Mile Creek. Conditions in the appellation are influenced by Lake Ontario which helps sustain a longer growing season.

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