Think of the great wine-producing regions of the world... France, Italy, California... but what about Canada? Challenged by climate and perception, Canadian wines suffered from a bad reputation. But winemakers have worked hard to improve the quality of their product. International awards, improved standards and government intervention have transformed the industry. The result? Canadian wines are gaining acceptance throughout the world. The range of styles in Canada is vast, from big, fruit-forward reds from British Columbia's Okanagan to more astringent and well-made reds and whites from Nova Scotia. There were sparkling wines, Late Harvest wines and Icewines. Canada has a diversity of wine producing regions, each having distinct climatic conditions. It allows Canada to produce wines in a wide variety of styles. Each region produces unique and distinct styles. The Okanagan Valley is warm and produces wines that are quite New World in style. Niagara Peninsula is cool, and the wines tend to have higher acidity in the style of europe.