"Thousands of years ago, receding glaciers deposited clay, loam, sand, and gravel over the Niagara Peninsula. Today, this glacial mix combines with minerals from the bedrock to provide perfect soil for local vineyards. Ontario's wines have won competitions and acclaim in England, Italy, and the United States. Some of the most successful have been ice wines, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Blanc white wines and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir reds".
"Niagara", by Tanya Lloyd - Whitecap Books