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Jost and Gaspereau Tidal Bay Splash on International Shores

Devonian Coast Wineries Media Release

March 12, 2014

Jost and Gaspereau Tidal Bay Splash on International Shores

For the first time ever Nova Scotia wineries will be represented at a world-renowned wine trade fair in Europe.

Malagash, Nova Scotia (March 12, 2014) - Devonian Coast Wineries announced today that their wineries Jost Vineyards and Gaspereau Vineyards will be exhibiting their wines in Düsseldorf, Germany at ProWein 2014 – a leading international trade fair for wines and spirits now in its 20th year.

The wineries will participate in the inaugural Canadian Pavilion from March 23-25, 2014 along with wineries from Ontario and British Columbia.

"This is an extraordinary opportunity to showcase our wines on an international stage," said Carl Sparkes, Owner of Devonian Coast Wineries. "We are proud to introduce our wonderful Nova Scotia wines to the world at a time when our nascent industry is beginning to show such great potential."

Devonian Coast Wineries, Canada’s only participating Nova Scotia winery, is proud to showcase both Jost Vineyards and Gaspereau Vineyards 2013 vintage Tidal Bay, as well as two wine innovations not yet launched in Canada.

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 the three of Canada’s wine regions at the Canadian Pavilion.

Devonian Coast Wineries

Devonian Coast Wineries was founded in 2011 by Carl and Donna Sparkes as a platform from which to develop and grow select Nova Scotia wine brands. DCW’s goal is to bring great talent and resources together to create a national portfolio of truly unique, high quality and great value wines for domestic and export markets. Wines from DCW are currently marketed across Canada, Japan and China.

Devonian Coast Wineries include Jost Vineyards and Gaspereau Vineyards. Jost Vineyards, located on the Northumberland Coast, is Nova Scotia’s oldest and largest winery operation. A pioneer of the Nova Scotia industry, Jost produces several distinct wines and styles, which have won hundreds of national and international awards. Gaspereau Vineyards is a premium boutique winery situated on a picturesque, 50 acre vineyard in the Gaspereau Valley close to Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Best known for outstanding Rieslings, Gaspereau Vineyards specializes in fruit forward, terroir driven elegant white and robust red wines.

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For further information contact:

Deanna Sperry, Director of Sales and Marketing

Devonian Coast Wineries




48 Vintage Lane

Malagash, NS B0K 1E0

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