Canada is the Worlds leader in exporting Icewines. China and Japan are
major importers of Icewine. It was not until May of 2001 that Canada
was allowed to sell it's icewines in Europe.
The wine is also gaining in popularity through out the United States
In 2006 Russia allowed Canada to present its icewines during
the PRODEXPO-2006 Trade Show. The leading producers of Icewine such as Cave Spring Cellars, Chateau des Charmes Wines, Inniskillin Wines, Reif Estate Winery, Royal DeMaria Wines, Lakeview Cellars Estate Winery and Pillitteri Estate Winery were present at the tasting with one Icewine each. Each of the participants was included in the 2005 Hachette Wine Guide.
The production of Icewine requires 10 times more grapes
than needed for dry wine; these wines are perfectly balanced and
quite expensive. Icewine is produced under very stick Standards