Have a sweet tooth? You will want to keep an eye out for these Icewines from Kelowna wineries that will be hitting the shelves this year!

2018 Volcanic Hills Zweigelt Icewine

Release Date: July 2019

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Coming from on-site vines planted 25 years ago, the grapes for this vegan and gluten-free Icewine were picked in December 2018 at -8°C.

Fermenting in stainless steel, anticipate experiencing aromas and flavours of dried strawberries, honey, and strawberry jam. Its well-balanced acidity will provide a clean, silky, smooth finish.

The president of Volcanic Hills, Bobby Gidda, expects this Icewine to be available this July.

2018 Rollingdale Winery Pinot Blanc Icewine

Release Date: Summer 2019

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It has been six years since Rollingdale Winery released an estate-grown Icewine; however, this season, the winemakers left a small section of their organic Pinot Blanc to freeze. These grapes will be turned into a rich, caramel-flavoured nectar that you will be able to sip when the wine gets bottled this summer.

Brendan Smith, associate winemaker at Rollingdale, describes this vintage showing heavy notes of peach, plantains, and apricots. Only about 1,000 bottles will be available.

2014 Grizzli Sauvignon Blanc Icewine

Release Date: Summer 2019

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Expected to be ready by this summer, Grizzli’s upcoming vintage of their Sauvignon Blanc Icewine will have you taking in aromas of peaches and mangoes with a slight hint of honey.

This Icewine’s previous vintage won Best of Class and Best of Show at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in 2018, and it is currently sold out. Predictions suggest that the 2014 vintage will be similar to its predecessor.

2019 Summerhill Ehrenfelser Icewine

Release Date: Fall 2019

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Just picked in February 2019, Summerhill Winery’s 2019 Ehrenfelser Icewine is anticipated to be released this fall.

With tropical notes of mango and pineapple as well as great citrus notes, the high sugars will require a bit of a slow ferment. But it is going to be well worth the wait - the last vintage won gold at the National Wine Awards of Canada, and this next one is forecast to be even better.

2017 Quails’ Gate Riesling Icewine

Release Date: April 2019

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Get your cheese platter ready to pair with Quails’ Gate's Riesling Icewine. With a mouth-watering finish, enjoy bright aromas of mango, pear, honey, and marzipan.

The grapes were grown in East Kelowna and were harvested at -11°C. After being pressed, they were then fermented in barrel for six weeks.

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