What is True Ice Wine?
One would expect ice wine to have a long history in winemaking, but it does not. In fact, ice wine has only been around for about 200 years. The prevailing theory of its "birth" centers on a German winemaker who was surprised by an early frost. He decided to press the frozen grapes anyway, but separated them from the rest of his vintage so as to avoid ruining everything. To his surprise, the resulting wine was pure and sweet.
Ever since, ice wine has been produced to some degree in all wine producing countries of the Northern hemisphere, including Austria, Ge