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Nature meets wine. The majestic St. Lawrence River leading from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean also serves as the northern border between the United States and Canada. A popular summer destination for boaters, anglers, swimmers and others, in the winter the temperatures are often below zero. Still, a burgeoning wine industry has taken shape using cold-hardy grape varieties, importing grapes or juice from other regions, and building on the enthusiastic regional loyalty of local citizens.