As amazing as Icewine is, this delectable beverage can be used in other ways. The Reif Estate Winery website mentions that Icewine can be poured on ice cream or fresh berries. In addition, Reif Estate has given permission for us to use their Icewine Martini and Icewine Royale on the Wine Trail Traveler website. Check the recipes out below.
1.5 oz Reif Estate Vidal Icewine
1.5oz vodka | Add ice and stir
Garnish with a frozen grape
Optional: Rim the glass with sugar
- 1 oz Reif Estate Cabernet Franc Icewine
- 3 oz sparkling wine
Garnish with strawberry
We visited Reif Estate Winery a few years ago and enjoyed the experience. We remember the tasting room, vineyards and particularly the Sensory Garden just outside the tasting room. The Sensory garden has four sections. The color of each area represents the colors of wine. People can smell and compare the aromatics in the garden with the aromatics in a wine.
A few days ago we were reminiscing with a good friend about visiting wineries in Canada. She described a winery but could not remember the name of it. She stayed at a nearby bed and breakfast. The winery sounded familiar and we discovered it was Reif Estate Winery. She also remembered the Sensory Garden. Wineries have stories to tell that are fun to talk about with others.
Read the article about Reif Estate Winery at
Next time you visit a winery, discover the story of the winery.