Flat Rock Cellars

Canada Pavillion Press Release

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 wine to the international stage at the first Canadian Wine Pavilion in the New
World Hall 1 for ProWein.” Stefan Egge, Department Head, Toronto office of the
Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
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
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).
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
Latitude, lakes and limestone define this region. Ontario’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.
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
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

Exhibitor Data Sheet