02/27/2014

Flat Rock Cellars

Press Release: First Canadian Pavilion at ProWein 2014

First Canadian Pavilion at ProWein 2014



-12 wine producers from four provinces will exhibit at international trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany -
Ontario, CANADA (February 24, 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 for this important international wine trade exhibition, 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.
“When I came to Canada for the first time last year (July 2013), I was curious about the wines, although my expectations weren't too high. But after spending a few days touring Ontario wine country, and attending the i4C cool climate Chardonnay conference, I was stunned. How come I hadn't heard of what was going on here before? I found wines that were world class, and a talented, well travelled and engaging community of winegrowers who were doing great things. A revolution in wine quality has taken place in Ontario of late, and I was thrilled to be able to witness part of this on my trip. I'm going to be watching how things progress with great interest, and I'm planning to head back soon. I strongly encourage others to try Canadian wine when the opportunity presents itself,” said Jamie Goode, London based wine journalist.
Ontario Food Exports, of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, has spearheaded this initiative where participating wine producers and importers will showcase wines from four of Canada’s provinces at the Canadian Pavilion.
“A primary goal of Ontario Food Exports is to help companies maximize their export opportunities. We are very excited about this inaugural Canadian wine pavilion at ProWein and we are confident it will be teaming with activity and will provide a great environment for Canadian wine producers to maximize their opportunities for international exposure and global sales during the three days of this important international wine show,” Diana Campbell, Ontario Food Exports.
List of participating importers and wineries:
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.


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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