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29 Canadian Wineries Exhibit at International Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany

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OTTAWA, ON (March 2, 2018) – Amongst the pavilions in the overseas section of ProWein 2018, there will be a special spotlight on Canadian wines, as 29 of the country’s producers come together to show some of Canada’s undiscovered gems. Wineries from 3 Canadian provinces will be represented, offering tastings of diverse wine styles and varietals, from British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Over 100 wines from these 29 producers will be on display on the trade floor, from Sunday, March 18 through Tuesday, March 20. From BC’s fruit-driven and structured wines to Ontario’s limestone-driven wines exhibiting characteristic minerality and Nova Scotia’s signature aromatic whites and cooler-climate sparklings, the Wines of Canada pavilion (Hall 9, Stand D48) should be a definite stop on your list.

Renowned wine journalist Jamie Goode expressed his admiration for Canadian producers, saying, “Canada’s wine scene continues to thrill and excite me. As a journalist and a regular visitor to Canada’s wine country, I keep on finding new surprises. This is what keeps me coming back: superb wines made by dedicated and creative wine growers, often working in challenging climatic conditions where, if they get it right, it’s possible to make something worth all the effort.”

Magdalena Kaiser, Director of Public Relations at the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, one of the organizers of the Canadian pavilion at ProWein, said, “Ontario’s wine growing region is proud to be a strong part of Canada’s national wine story at this year’s ProWein. Ontario wineries are excited to showcase signature examples of our cool-climate wines including Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Sparkling and Icewine.”

Complementing Ontario’s wine varietals on show include exciting Traditional Method Sparklings from Nova Scotia, and well-structured Merlots and Syrahs from British Columbia. Laura Kittmer, Media Relations Manager of the British Columbia Wine Institute, added, “This important wine fair is an excellent opportunity for our industry to build on the international recognition that we are receiving for the quality of our wine and diversity of our terroir.”

Wines of Canada will host a masterclass showcasing Canada’s sparkling and white wines, led by Canadian wine journalists, John Szabo, Master Sommelier Treve Ring, wine writer and sommelier, and expert wine educator Janet Dorozynski. Riesling, Chardonnay and cool climate sparklings will be showcased at the educational session on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2pm (Hall 10, F234).

In addition to the masterclasses being put on by Wines of Canada, Dr. Jamie Goode (wineanorak.com) will be presenting educational interactive tastings on Canadian wines each day of the trade show (sign-up via https://winesofcanadaprowein.eventbrite.ca). Goode will take participants on a mini-tour and tasting of several varieties, including Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.

List of participating Canadian wineries:

British Columbia

  • 50th Parallel Estate Winery
  • Bench 1775 Winery
  • Gold Hill Winery
  • Jackson-Triggs
  • Mission Hill Family Estate
  • Okanagan Crush Pad
  • Painted Rock Estate Winery
  • Poplar Grove Winery
  • Quails’ Gate Winery
  • Wild Goose Vineyards

Ontario

  • Burnt Ship Bay Estate Winery
  • Colio Estate Wines
  • Flat Rock Cellars
  • Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery
  • Hidden Bench Estate Winery
  • Inniskillin
  • Lakeview Cellars
  • Pelee Island Winery
  • Pillitteri Estates Winery
  • PondView Estate Winery
  • Stratus Vineyards
  • Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
  • Vineland Estates Winery

Nova Scotia

  • Benjamin Bridge
  • Blomidon Estate Winery
  • Devonian Coast Wineries
  • Domaine de Grand Pré
  • Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
  • Luckett Vineyards

About Wines of Canada

Canada’s wine growing regions are situated within the recognized growing zones of 30 and 50 degrees latitude north, which is shared by many other cool climate wine regions in Europe. Although small in scale by world standards, wine is a growing business in Canada, with wineries sprouting up wherever soil and climate permit the productive growing of vines. Together, Canada’s wine growing regions are comprised of 30,000 acres and 671 wineries.

Wines of Canada is a collaborative initiative of the Canadian Vintners Association and regional wine associations – British Columbia Wine Institute, Wine Marketing Association of Ontario and the Winery Association of Nova Scotia – to bring the country’s best wines to the world. www.winesofcanada.ca

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