230 Montreal Road. Artist: Karole Marois (2000)
There are two murals on the side of the LCBO building, and they illustrate two eras in the history of wine making. The first depicts an Italian vineyard around 1240, during the Middle Ages, as it was operated by an order of monks. The second mural shows the modern method of preparing wine using large vats of stainless steel, as opposed to the old wooden casks utilized during the Middle Ages.
The art of wine making was introduced recently in Ontario, where it developed quite successfully in the Niagara region and on Pelee Island. The use of vines that are well adapted to a colder climate has enabled Ontario’s winegrowers to develop a unique wine, known as ice wine, and appreciated in the whole world. Served very cold, this fruity wine has earned Ontario considerable respect as a producer of quality wines.