In 2005, Jamie began crafting Northern Ice Premium Icewine at The Ice House Winery. This cozy 19th-century peach-packing barn welcomes visitors to view the vineyards and fermentation tanks where it all happens while sipping on Icewine.
The Ice House Winery holds a unique position in the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is the only winery that exclusively makes Icewine. That’s right. This winery is totally dedicated to making and perfecting, “Canada’s liquid gold.”
As a three time Monde Selection Grand Gold winner, Northern Ice is known international as a Premium Icewine and The Ice House Winery has become a favourite stop for visitors to “ Become an Icewine Expert” while enjoying a unique “Taste & Learn” experience.
In 2010, The Ice House Winery’s Icewine was selected as Canada’s Premium Gift for the celebration at the Golden Globes Oh Canada event.
In 2011, Jim Treliving of the Dragon’s Den and CBC’s newest show; The Big Decision said he wanted to invest in the winery. Karen and Jamie chose to not expand with Treliving, but chose to focus on innovative tastings at the retail store to share their knowledge of Icewine. Today,
The Ice House makes a limited supply of Northern Ice Premium Icewine and is the proud recipient of 3 International Monde Selection Grand Gold Medals. Jamie’s crisp “toasting style” of Icewine is making The Ice House Winery famous for their innovative food pairings and N’Ice Slushies.
A visit to The Ice House Winery is never complete without The Ice House N’Ice Slushie. This refreshing, sweet and delicious chilled treat is a favourite way for bike riding guests to revive themselves. Like The Ice House Winery, the N’Ice Slushie is a must-do Icewine experience for any wine country tour in Niagara.