What is our Wine Tasting Reference Library? We listened to the feedback of our customers, social media followers and our team’s love of sharing the joy of wine. What we heard? There was a desire for more information and thoughts about wine tasting. So we are creating a virtual space here, where whether you’re a newbie or aficionado, all wine lovers can learn a little more about tasting Pelee Island Winery wines and wine in general.

This page will be regularly updated and shared. We will be adding new sections and notes all the time so add this page to your Bookmarks. We welcome and appreciate your feedback too! Let’s get started.

Traditional Tasting Notes

You can still find all of our full tasting notes for each of our wines on their page in our online Wine Shop.

Click on “Download Tasting Notes” and it will take you to a PDF file.


Varietal means the type of grape used in the the winemaking process. You’ll find both single varietals and blends.

Vidal wine grape. Pelee Island IceWine VQA, Monarch Late Harvest VQA, Blanc de Blanc VQA and Pelee Pink VQA
Chambourcin wine grape - Ruggles Run VQA, LOLA Blush Sparkling Rosé VQA and ECO Red VQA Ontario wine
Chardonnay wine varietal including Chardonnay VQA, LOLA Chardonnay VQA, Vinedressers Chardonnay VQA and LOLA Secco VQA Ontario wine.

Tasting Notes

When tasting wine, flavours we are familiar with are used as guideposts. They are descriptors that can help hone in the tasting experience.

Pelee Island Winery Wines Tasting Reference library of wines that highlight peach including Gewürztraminer, Late Harvest VQA and Lighthouse Semi-Sweet Riesling VQA Ontario.
Pelee Island Winery Wines Tasting Reference library of wines that highlight cherry including Monarch Red VQA and Bella Pinot Noir Sparkling Rosé VQA Ontario wine.
Pelee Island Winery Wines Tasting Reference library of wines that highlight peppercorn. Pelee Merlot and JS Hamilton Red VQA Ontario

Pelee Island Winery Blanc de Blanc VQA Ontario White Wine. Staff Review from Matt Gale.

What’s Our Team Enjoying Right Now?

Matt – Marketing & Sales – Whenever we need to suggest a wine for a feature my coworkers know what I’m going to pick before I even say it: Blanc De Blanc VQA. It’s everything I love about Pelee Island wine. Crisp, refreshing, versatile for food pairings and at $11.95, an absolute steal. Drinking a glass on these cold winter nights transports me to the Pelee Island pavilion in August, sitting in the sun, listening to live music, food sizzling on the BBQ, and sipping on this beauty.


Pssttt… Don’t forget while you’re here to sign up for our Birthday Club and receive a $20 Gift Voucher for your birthday!