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In Pictures: The making of Georgian Hills' dessert wine

Take a closer look at how the winery produces its 'Frozen on the Vine'

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A winter view of Georgian Hills Vineyards in The Blue Mountains, Ont.

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A landscape view of the vineyard in winter. It produces a wine that meets all of the standards of being an ice wine but one, so it can't officially label its product 'ice wine.'

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Vidal blanc grapes on the vine, growing under protective netting.

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Another view of the grapes. Vidal blanc are the same grapes that line several vineyards in the Niagara region, the most popular area where ice wine is made.

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Harvesting time: Georgian Hills retail manager and assistant wine maker Vanessa McKean picks grapes.

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Volunteers pick the frozen grapes.

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Checking the temperature: Harvesting and crushing of the grapes occurs at a temperature between -8 and -12 degrees Celsius

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Georgian Hills retail manager and assistant wine maker Vanesssa McKean fills a basket press with frozen grapes.

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The basket press, where the grapes are pressed.

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The juice from the grapes pours from a basket press into a pail, which is then taken to fermentation tanks.

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Head wine maker Lindsay Puddicombe with the fermentation tanks. The wine is then bottled.

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Bottles of Georgian Hills Vineyards’ 'Frozen on the Vine' dessert wine.

JULIE CARD, LEFT; ROBERT KETCHIN/COURTESY OF GEORGIAN HILLS

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