The Thousand Islands region’s climate, rich soil, and level of moisture in the air combine to create a perfect environment for growing cold-hardy grapes, and the unique growing conditions make Thousand Islands wine different than anything you’ve tasted.
When you visit the Thousand Islands-Seaway Wine Trail, keep in mind that the wineries aren’t the only fun, cultural places to visit. Museums, galleries, and specialty shops afford the chance to browse fine art and fascinating historical exhibits, and a plethora of parks, beaches, and boat tours set the scene for some quality time in the great outdoors. There are fireworks displays, concerts, festivals, and other special events going on almost every weekend, and often the wineries themselves host popular get-togethers featuring entertainment, local arts, crafts and food vendors, and other interesting extras. Meanwhile, village streets lined with shops and eateries offer up keepsakes, collectibles and inspiration for new recipes to pair with that bottle of wine (or three) you just bought, while country roads dotted with farm stands offer options for a make-your-own picnic. And what could be better than sharing a bottle of wine with family, friends or that special someone on the banks of the St. Lawrence River? Just remember to save a few bottles to enjoy at home when memories of your trip will come pouring back!