11/03/2014

Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc.

Canadian Wineries Highlight Quality and Diversity at ProWein 2014

- Discover Canadian white and red wines along with Icewine at the Canadian Pavilion -


Ontario, CANADA (March 10, 2014) – Canadian wineries from Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia have joined together to exhibit at the first “Canadian Pavilion” at ProWein 2014. Over three days, 12 wineries from Canada’s wine growing regions will exhibit together within this national booth in Düsseldorf, Germany from March 23rd to 25th, 2014.


The Canadian Pavilion will showcase red and white wines along with Icewine to highlight the diversity and quality of Canadian wine. On Sunday, March 23rd, the Province of Ontario will host a reception at the Canadian Pavilion located in Hall 1, A22 from 4:00pm-6:30pm where trade and media visitors are invited to meet winemakers and taste exciting examples of cool climate wines including Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. Please contact magdalena@winesofontario.org for invitation details.


“We are thrilled to partner with the Province of Ontario (Ontario Food Exports), Wine Country Ontario, Canadian wine producers as well as their importers to bring premium Canadian wines to the international stage at the first Canadian Wine Pavilion in the New World Hall 1 at this year’s ProWein.” Stefan Egge, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf (Canada).


While Canada continues to be proud of its Icewine story, it remains somewhat undiscovered for the quality of its table and sparkling wines. Each of Canada’s wine regions has unique growing conditions that allow key varieties to shine and be expressive of their place of origin. For details on each region visit: Canadian Wine Regions.


A mini-spotlight on the unique features of the wine regions of Ontario and Quebec (British Columbia and Nova Scotia will be highlighted in the next release).


 


Ontario


41°- 44°


Acres 17,000 (6,900 Hectares) Wineries: 140


3 Designated Viticultural Areas (DVAs)


Niagara Peninsula (with 10 additional sub-appellations), Prince Edward County, Lake Erie North Shore


s appellations all enjoy the moderating effect of the Great Lake breezes creating the perfect environment for cool climate grape growing. Primarily vitis vinifera with a focus on the core varieties of Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. This region continues to show growth in the production of sparkling wine.


 


Quebec


45°- 47°


Acres 2,000 (804 Hectares) Wineries: 120


Quebec wineries produce dry, fortified, sparkling and sweet wines from a variety of cold hardy grape varieties such as Vidal, Frontenac, Seyval Blanc, Marechal Foch and Sainte-Croix, with production areas concentrated to the north and south east of Montreal and around Quebec City.


 


List of importers and wineries participating in the Canadian Pavilion at ProWein 2014:


WINEDELIGHT, a German importer of premium Canadian wines will be presenting


wines from five Ontario producers:


Creekside Estate Winery, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario


Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits (Dan Aykroyd Wines, Lakeview Cellars) Niagara Peninsula, Ontario


Flat Rock Cellars, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario


Pillitteri Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario


Vineland Estates Winery, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario.


Kanadalachs is a Swiss importer and will present Canadian wines from:


Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia


St. Hubertus Estate Winery, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia


Maniakadis Organic Orchard, Franklin Centre, Quebec


Devonian Coast Wineries will present wines from two of their three companies in Nova Scotia:


Jost Vineyards, Nova Scotia


Gaspereau Vineyards, Nova Scotia


Four Ontario producers will also represent their wines on their own behalf:


Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario


Malivoire Wine Company, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario


Pelee Island Winery, Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario


Pillitteri Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario


 


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. Our primary wine-growing regions are the Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario and the Okanagan Valley in southern British Columbia, along with other regions in each of these provinces and smaller producing areas found in Quebec and Nova Scotia. Although small in scale by world standard, wine is a growing business in Canada, with wineries sprouting up wherever soil and climate permit the growing of productive vines. The Similkameen Valley, adjacent to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, and Lake Erie North Shore and Prince Edward County in Ontario, are producing excellent wines, with the industry having undergone a renaissance over the past few decades. All together, Canada's wine growing regions are comprised of 29,500 acres (11,950 Hectares) and 501 wineries.


For further information:


Magdalena Kaiser-Smit


Media and Trade Contact for Canadian Pavilion at ProWein


Public Relations Director - Marketing & Tourism


Wine Council of Ontario for "Wine Country Ontario"


Tel: 905-562-8070 x228


Tel: 905-246-1922


magdalena@winesofontario.org


Exhibitor Data Sheet