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What’s in your wine: sustainable and organic vineyards Deep freeze: how Ontario’s grapes survived the polar vortex The art – and business – of storytelling: Is hiring PR good for your bottom line?

It’s going to be a very good year Wine making isn’t just an art. It’s also a complex chemical process and in today’s modern wineries, bottled gases play an increasingly important role in many aspects of bottled wine.

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Dry ice (CO2) is an ideal way to cool grapes in warm weather. When added during crushing, it can help keep the grape temperature down, which helps control the fermentation process. But applications for dry ice don’t stop there, dry ice (CO2) can also be used for blast cleaning. This environmentally friendly technique can help clean tanks for the next fermenting. Praxair also offers self-calibrating CO2 monitors. Argon vs. nitrogen for blanketing

Traditionally nitrogen (N2) has been a safe, affordable choice for blanketing in both tanks and bottling. However, experience has shown that it’s not totally inert and can form nitrites. This is why, with Praxair’s help, many wineries are switching to argon (Ar). Argon’s 100% inert composition makes it a better choice for blanketing.

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Promising prospects: Ontario government renews Wine and Grape Strategy The vine effect: The polar vortex has made its mark on Ontario’s grapes


Sustainable sips: Knowing where your food comes from, including your wine Through the looking glass: Okanagan Villa Estate Winery channels a whole new fairytale The art of wine: Wine labels make great first impressions The art (and business) of storytelling: A closer look at the value-add offered by PR firms

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New tools available to Canadian winemakers


The Criveller Group: the meaning of an established tradition


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Vancouver Island University students explore the business of wine

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here’s no doubt about it, Canada went through the ringer this past winter. Even though the nation experienced the roughest winter in a long time (with some regions being “colder than Mars”), wine sales have not cooled down.

VQA sales in Ontario have increased by $100 million since 2008, and reached $268 million alone in 2013. Even though Ontario’s grapes were hit hard with last winter’s polar vortex, the industry is still thriving. In this issue of Crush, we take a look at Ontario wineries and how their crops and inventories have sustained the extreme cold. On the other side of the country, we visit Okanagan Villa Estate Winery, which has gotten some major buzz lately with their Vibrant Vine Tasting Room, which offers a 3-D experience. The winery was also the recipient of the Platinum Award for Best White Wine in the World at the 2013 World Wine Competition in Geneva, Switzerland, a feat that put the small, family owned winery on the map. Although I like to call this edition of Crush the “branding issue” for its stories on why wineries should hire PR firms, as well as a look at innovative labels, we have something for everyone. So sit back, grab a glass of your favourite pinot gris, and relax as you flip through the pages. If you want more Crush news, as well as up-to-date information on what’s happening in Canada’s wine regions, visit us online at Cheers!

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Promising prospects:


Ontario government renews Wine and Grape Strategy By Melanie Franner


he Ontario government has recognized the economic impact of the Ontario wine industry by giving the nod to the renewal of its 2009 Wine and Grape Strategy. At the same time, it has upped the ante by $3 million a year to total $75 million over the next five-year period. “This renewal is absolutely fundamental to the future growth and competitiveness of the Ontario wine and grape industry,” states Patrick Gedge, president and CEO, Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario (WGAO). “The government’s previous investment of $12 million a year was announced in 2009 so we are now in our final fiscal year of that fiveyear program. That investment has been key to our success over the last number of years.”


In fact, VQA wine sales in Ontario have increased by $100 million since 2008 (the year prior to the Wine and Grape Strategy) – from $168 million in 2008 to $268 million in 2013.

Although having benefitted from the government investment, O’Brien is quick to add that he doesn’t believe in government supporting industry without some return.

Bigger and better

“I think the government realizes that increasing the sales of Ontario wine will be better for the economy,” he says.

Tom O’Brien, founder and co-owner of Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards in Lake Erie North Shore, is an example of a smaller winery that has benefitted from the government’s initial investment. “We’ve been selling wine for three years come July,” he says, adding that the winery produces about 4,000 cases a year. “The fact that the commitment has been renewed is very significant for us. The last round of funding enabled us to recoup some of the investment we made in planting five acres of new vines.”

According to the WGAO, the Ontario industry produces an economic impact of $3.3 billion on the province’s economy. It generates around 14,000 jobs and attracts close to two million visitors annually – providing $644 million in tourism and tourism-related economic impact. The next round of financial investment, which begins April 1, 2015, will also come with a couple of other initiatives to help increase sales of Ontario VQA

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Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, located in Lake Erie North Shore, has benefitted from the government investment.

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wines. One, Ontario farmers’ markets will now be able to sell VQA wines, the result of new legislation that came into effect on May 1 of this year. Two, selected LCBO stores will offer an expanded selection of Ontario VQA wines via special in-store “Our Wine Country” boutiques.

Working hard for the money Of critical concern to the WGAO is developing a strategy of how to get the best bang for the buck. “By making the announcement last December, the government has given us the time we need to work with industry to come up with the right programs and initiatives,” explains Gedge. “We need to ensure that whatever mix of programs and initiatives we choose provide value for the money and return on investment. Our objective is to grow industry sales. If we grow sales, we need more grapes. Ultimately, we plan to create more jobs and to generate more revenue for the government.” Del Rollo, director of Eastern Estates & Industry Relations for Constellation Brands, also believes in creating a strategy that will increase the industry’s economic impact. “For the government to increase the investment is proof that they believe in the importance of this industry,” he states. “I am happy to see that they’ve got an industry group together to come up with a strategy of how to spend the money. It’s important that we do it in

the right way. Given where the industry is today, I think there are a lot of opportunities to change the previous investment model.” According to a study by the Canadian Vintner’s Association, entitled The Economic Impact of the Wine and Grape Industry in Canada in 2011, each average bottle of Ontario wine sold in the province generates $27.38 of business revenue.

Western outlook Although the upcoming government investment will affect the continued financial support of only the Ontario wine and grape industry, the rest of the Canadian industry is just as pleased with the news.



“We believe that any support of VQA Canadian wines is good for the entire industry,” states Miles Prodan, president and CEO, British Columbia Wine Institute. “We’re happy for our colleagues in Ontario.” With a few months left before the renewal strategy comes into effect, the Ontario wine and grape industry still has some time to work with government and industry to fine-tune their prospective programs and initiatives. “We’re working on developing performance measures and goals to chart the growth of the industry over the next few years,” concludes Gedge. “We want to be able to revisit them each year to see where we are in comparison to where we said we would be.” o




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The vine effect The polar vortex has made its mark on Ontario’s grapes – but how big of a mark? By Jillian Mitchell


olar Vortex – two words striking fear into the hearts of sommeliers and viticulturalists across Ontario’s wine country. The unnaturally harsh cold snap of 2014 brought high winds, sub-zero temperatures, and a host of concerns surrounding the region’s sought-after grapes. The fog of distress surrounding Ontario’s beloved grapes begs the question, what’s the actual scoop? Brock University is hot on the trail of the polar vortex’s effects, collecting regional samples within each of the 10 designated sub-appellations of the Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie’s North Shore, and Prince Edward County. To date, the university has reported injury to the province’s vines, particularly to the three most sensitive varietals – Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. “[2014] will definitely be a smaller crop compared to the record harvest in 2013,” says Jim Willwerth, senior scientist in viticulture at Brock University, “and in some cases there won’t be very much of a crop – depending on variety and location. Southwest Ontario has experienced significant damage.” Also sampling the province’s buds is the Grape Growers of Ontario, an association representing 500 of Ontario’s grape growers. The organization reports similar findings. “There’s damage, no question,” says Bill George, chair of the Grape Growers of Ontario Board. “Some areas are seeing 50 to 60 per cent primary bud damage; that would indicate that you would have half a crop.” Of course, these early findings are mere speculation as the to-


tal damage cannot be properly assessed until later this spring. Yet despite these initial reports, both George and Willwerth remain optimistic that projected losses may be mitigated if the appropriate strategies are (or have been) implemented. Wind machine technology, for instance – whereby cold air near the ground and the slightly warmer air (two or three degrees warmer) approximately 15 metres above ground are inverted – could mean the difference between bud mortality and survival, says George. Pruning or retraining the vine is equally anticipated to be a go-to strategy among growers this year, while replanting (as per usual) will be a last resort. For the most part, a grape vine is resilient and can well-handle one or two cold events per year. Take for example, a vine with 20 per cent primary fruit and bud damage; the vine will compensate with berry size and bunch size during the growing season, rendering injury virtually unnoticeable, says Willwerth. “We had a short crop in 2005 – about 26,000 tons of grapes. In the next year, it had rebounded to over 60,000,” Willwerth says. “So vines can be resilient, as long as you use proper strategies, you can get those vines back into production.” Solid inventories from last year are anticipated to carry many growers through the 2014 year. In many cases, wine prices may be increased to mitigate crop loss, where crop insurance does not cover. At this point however, it’s really still a wait-and-see game, says George. Only time will tell the fate of Ontario’s grapes. o

From the Field:

Wineries dish on the 2014 season Between The Lines Winery Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Founded: 1998 Typical annual production: 5,000 cases Size: 40 acres “From a grower’s perspective, we have a whole lot of work ahead of us to get these vines back into shape. It was cold enough to damage a lot of the buds, but we haven’t seen trunk damage as of yet. Right now, we’re pleasantly surprised that our pruning adjustments have worked. “We were able to mitigate the risk with wind machines

as well – without that, on some of these cold nights we would’ve been gone for sure. So, we should be probably a 75 per cent crop, if we don’t get any trunk damage. The market is asking for these varieties that we have a hard time making sure they’ll grow every year. At the same time, our consumers are asking for grapes that

are susceptible [to cold damage]. We grow a great mix of hybrids that are resistant to the cold, but they don’t come with the [popular names like Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc].” ~ Greg Wertsch, president and chief Between the Lines Winery


Thirty Bench Winery (owned by Andrew Peller Limited) Location: Beamsville, Ontario. Founded: 1994 Typical annual production: 10,000 cases Size: 60 acres “So far it is still difficult to tell how severe the damage has been. We’ve had some cooler weather here in Niagara, which has caused a bit of a delayed start to the season. We have just started to see daytime temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius, and as a result we’re starting to see vines push – some look a little better than we were expecting, whereas the majority of the more sensitive varieties look as though they

Emma Garner from Thirty Bench Winery says that merlot, which is a big driver for their Bordeaux red blends and rosé, has seen some damage.

have taken a hit. The vines don’t seem to be dead, but we will need to look at a renewal program in some situations. The other varieties that have experienced lesser damage will most likely produce a reduced crop. “At Thirty Bench, the wind speeds are a lot higher than what wind machines can handle, so we can’t use them. At this point it looks as though we will be down in production this year; Merlot, one of the more sen-

sitive varieties, which has seen some damage, is a big driver for our Bordeaux red blends and rosé. We’re hoping for the best and are really trying to maintain the health of the vines by not pushing them too hard and compromising them for next year’s production. Luckily our vineyard is very healthy and we don’t overcrop our vines, so they are inherently in better shape.” ~ Emma Garner, winemaker, Thirty Bench Winery

Cooper’s Hawk Vineyard Location: Harrow, Ontario Founded: 2007 Typical annual production: 5,000 cases Size: 15 acres “We’ve actually had seven major cold incidents in our region; the first was the vortex. Down here, pretty much all the buds are gone. We are at 95-to-98 per cent bud loss here in Essex County. Pretty much everybody here has cut back vines to a single

trunk and then we’re growing new shoots.

good quality and quantity. We actually

duction, so we do have a lot of wine inventory. As soon as talk of the polar vortex came, we started talking to folks down in Niagara, and I think we’ve secured some grapes supplies from the Niagara region.”

bought grapes last year to double our pro-

~ Tom O’Brien, owner, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyard

We won’t get grapes this year. “Fortunately for us, [last year’s crop] had


Rollingdale Winery in B.C. produces certified organic wines.

Sustainable sips

Knowing where your food comes from, including your wine By Amanda Lefley


anting to know where your food comes from is more than just a societal trend. It is becoming a physical responsibility to closely examine the food we purchase and consume. Wine is no exception to that rule. That is why there is an increasing amount of vineyards and wineries in Canada using sustainable practices and making certified organic wine. “[Organic products] is definitely where things are going in the world. People want to know where their food comes from, how it is handled, how it’s grown,”


said Bruce Ewert, owner and winemaker of L’Acadie Vineyards, Nova Scotia’s first organic winery. “When it has that Canada Organic symbol on it, it tells them the growing practices and handling practices have been controlled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.” Ewert has been in the wine industry since 1986, and has worked in both conventional and organic winemaking practices. He explained people are more in touch with their food than they used to be, and he does not deem organic as a trend or fad. “It’s not a niche market anymore.”

L’Acadie has been certified organic for 10 years. When they planted, the soil contained no chemicals, and Ewert proceeded to not use any in his growing practices. He also uses bark mulch, which gets composed back into the soil. “The organic approach for all vegetables and fruits is you nurture the soil and the soil provides for the vine… We’re always thinking about the soil,” he explained. Steve Dale, vintner at Rollingdale Winery in British Columbia, has only used organic methods throughout his career. He produces certified organic wines

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uses eight times less water and teas in their spraying methods compared to conventional spray methods. Instead of spraying for insects, they use pheromone tags to confuse insects. Waste products at Stratus are also upcycled. “We didn’t want to rest on LEED certification, we wanted to further our authentic approach to sustainability,” said Janke, adding the vineyard has a volunteer green committee who bring forward new ideas to be implemented.

L’Acadie Vineyards’ Bruce Ewert with their Prestige Brut. L’Acadie is Nova Scotia’s first organic winery.

and explained that half the battle starts with the vineyard, meaning no herbicides, ionized fertilizers, systemic fungicides, or pesticides. With the winemaking process, Dale said there is limited amounts of sulfur added, and a number of additives that cannot be used. “There is probably a phonebook full of wine additives that we don’t use,” Dale said. Not all vineyards and wineries have to be certified organic in order to make an

However, sustainable practices and being certified organic comes with an escalated price tag. Being sustainable often means relying on expensive manpower rather than chemicals.

impact. Many use sustainable practices that are less harsh on the environment than conventional methods, like Stratus Vineyards in Ontario.

“Not in the cellar, but in the vineyard it is a little more expensive labour-wise because we’re not spraying the herbicide,” said Dale.

Suzanne Janke, director of hospitality and retail with Stratus, explained when the vineyard opened in 2005 they were the first winery to have been accredited as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDTM) building. Other initiatives they use to lessen their footprint include the practice of waterreduction methods. Janke said Stratus

Janke said while sustainable and organic methods are traditionally more expensive, the process does pay dividends. “Most importantly, the preservation of the land where the wine is grown. It is certainly more expensive in terms of the infrastructure, but over time there should be a payback on the initial investment,” she said, speaking specifically of the LEED building. So, with organic being more than a fad, and environmentally friendly practices being more costly, does sustainable wine equal a sustainable business?

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Dale said the answer to the question is two-fold. He explained there has been a saturation of wineries in Canada in recent years. A decade ago everything produced within the province was sold in the province. But today, there is twice the production of what is consumed. He also said production costs in Canada, organic or not, is higher compared to places like California and Argentina. “There are a lot of wineries struggling whether they are organic or not because of that,” he said. o

Through the looking glass Okanagan Villa Estate Winery channels a whole new fairytale

Okanagan Villa’s OOPS? wine won the Platinum Award for Best White Wine in the World at the 2013 World Wine Competition.

By Jillian Mitchell


estled deep within B.C.’s Okanagan Valley amid a luscious Mediterranean-inspired garden, the Okanagan Villa Estate Winery is imagination’s reverie, reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s infamous Wonderland with its tendency toward both the extraordinary and the psychedelic.

And, just as Alice stumbled down the rabbit hole (and again, through the looking glass), so too do the Lewis’ customers into the world of Okanagan Villa, which for the last two years has been ranked British Columbia’s number-one winery experience by Trip Advisor. The main attraction? The Vibrant Vine Tasting Room, a tasting room that offers an authentic, three-

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dimensional experience (complete with 3-D glasses). “Our primary focus has been giving our customers the best possible experience at the winery,” says owner Wyn Lewis, who moved to Kelowna in 2003 with his wife, Marion. “Our winery is very different from any other winery. While we are the summer home of the Kelowna Shakespeare Company and put on productions such a Phantom of the Villa in the Italian courtyard of the winery, we also have the distinction of being the only 3-D winery as everything in The Vibrant Vine Tasting Room is in 3-D, including the shrink-wrapped bottles!” Lewis and his family transformed their 11-acre apple orchard into a vineyard in 2008, officially opening to the public in 2010. Their son Tony is the winemaker, and their eldest son Phil is the artist responsible for the artwork and wine labels (each of the family’s annual 48,000 bottles are shrink-wrapped by hand).

Most recently, an act of serendipity has taken the Lewises on another adventure. The winery’s white blend OOPS? wine was “accidentally” entered into the 2013 World Wine Competition in Geneva, Switzerland (the largest wine competition in the world) and won the Platinum Award for Best White Wine in the World. The story starts one year ago, in actuality. The winery’s supplier, TricorBraun was so impressed with how Okanagan Villa Estate Winery shrink-wrap label their bottles that they entered the bottles into the 2012 World Beverage Packaging Competition. That year, the 2011 Chardonnay bottle won second place.

“We are a small, family owned winery and are so focused on our local customers that we have not had the time to enter wine competitions,” says Lewis. “But this last September, TricorBraun entered us again into the 2013 World Beverage Packaging Competition, and while our 2013 Gewürztraminer won the bronze prize in that packaging competition, it also won the bronze prize in the World Wine Competition, which is held concurrently with the World Packaging Competition.” And that was not all. January 5, 2014 is a day that Lewis will never forget. He received an email from TricorBraun – not only had the winery won the bronze medal in the Packaging Competition, but incredibly, the family’s 2013 OOPS? wine won the Platinum Best White Wine in the World prize. “At first, I thought it was a joke. How could a small Kelowna winery win the best white wine in the world?” he recalls. “But then we received confirmation from the competition that we had won both the bronze and platinum awards and were the first winery in the competition’s 19 years ever to win two awards in the wine competition.”


Winning such distinctions at a world event has turned the Lewis family’s world upside down for the better, the owner says. For instance, the winery’s webpage received 20 times as many hits as usual on the night after print and TV news stories aired their competition win, and the story has continued to spark interest over the spring. Add to that, the winery, which is typically closed for the winter, opened for three hours the weekend after the announcement in January and sold out of the 2013 OOPS? wine in the first hour. In preparation for a summer like no other, the family has opted to double the size of their tasting room while expanding sales to a few private stores in the area. Of course, production of the 2013 vintage of their number-one winner OOPS? has been doubled to 1,000 cases this year. As for the future, Tony Lewis has moved on to be winemaker at four Kelowna wineries and the OOPS? wine has now become WOOPS?, still named after the upside-down label and still a blend of the five grape varieties grown on the Okanagan Villa Estate, but with a new name to celebrate a winning OOPS?!. “We realize that things are going to be a little different this summer,” says Lewis, who has received hundreds of emails since the big win. “It has really put us on the map.” o


19 Crimes

The art of wine Dirty Laundry

Sibling Rivalry


The little grape that could

Wine labels make great first impressions By Shayna Wiwierski


hey say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. With a large variety of wines of all different varietals, sometimes it can be difficult to find the vino that will satisfy your palette. Bordeaux, chardonnay, cab sav, 1992 vintage, full bodied, there’s a whole gamut of terms for any sommelier or sommelier-wannabe that can de-

scribe a good bottle of wine. But what about those who don’t know where to start? Like it or not, a great label or a catchy name can make the difference between your wine flying off the shelf or sitting there (aging gracefully, of course). We chose some of our favourite labels and names that are sure to make a great first impression with anyone.

19 Crimes – Australia Did you know that Australia was founded based on felons crowding UK jails? The continent was in need of some civilization, so convicts were given punishment by transportation and thus a list of 19 crimes was drawn. The conviction? A torturous journey to an unknown land. Each bottle from this Australian winery features a different convict, like John Boyle O’Reilly (shown above), an Irishborn poet arrested for mutiny in 1866.

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Known as the Okanagan’s “dirty little secret”, Dirty Laundry Vineyard is named after a Chinese man who escaped the railroad and came to Summerland, B.C. in the 1800s. With an entrepreneurial spirit, he started a laundromat, and rumour has it, the upstairs contained gambling and a brothel.

Saint and Sinner

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The Little Grape That Could – Argentina, by way of Toronto

This winery’s cheeky labels feature some risqué imagery, including their 2008 Bordello. This red wine comes with a mini magnifying glass that shows that the damask-like pattern is actually silhouetted women, bras, handcuffs and more, something that the naked eye may not have seen.

Not only is this label über cute to look at, but buying a bottle will make you feel great (and we aren’t just talking about the obligatory wine buzz). The Little Grape That Could is a non-profit wine company where 100 per cent of the

profits from the sale of each bottle of wine go to the charity of your choice in Ontario. Simply buy a bottle, and then with the code at the back, visit their site at, put in the code and choose a charity that will receive the donation. Each bottle also features a name that the company wants to celebrate or honour. Available at the LCBO, this wine will make you feel good in more ways than one. o

Sibling Rivalry – Canada, Ontario What happens when three brothers join forces in a wine company? Three blends of wine of course: white, red and pink. Sibling Rivalry is produced by the three Speck brothers, the talent behind Henry of Pelham, one of Canada’s most successful and respected wineries. More colourful than their other collections, these eye-catching pop-art bottles are sure to be a hit at any family gathering.

Saint & Sinner – Australia Looking for a good time? Each bottle of Saint & Sinner features a number that you can call or text to find out more information, get naughty images, or special offers. Available in five varieties, each features a label that describes the qualities of the wine, and of the women on the bottles.

Megalomaniac – Canada, Ontario For the ultimate narcissist, Megalomaniac took its name from John Howard, who wanted to originally name his wines after himself. His friends thought he was “a [profanity withheld] megalomaniac” and thus, the wine was born.


The art (and business) of storytelling A closer look at the value-add offered by PR firms By Jillian Mitchell nications out of Vancouver, B.C., “but an agency offers long-term strategy and really helps you identify and capitalize on brand milestones, timely product placements, and seasonal and trending opportunities. It’s more than just hoping you get a mention in a local publication.”


tories foster connection. But what you may not know is stories also foster conversion, driving both brand exposure and sales.

Hiring a public relations (PR) agency is an essential first step in creating a great strategy or “story” that aptly showcases the people behind the product. The trick is knowing when (or if) to take the plunge.

All by myself? A common PR question circumventing most industries: Can’t I just do it myself? “With the right connections, to a degree, you can do it yourself,” says Kate MacDougall, a principal at Camber Commu-


Leeann Froese of Vancouver-based PR firm Town Hall agrees. “[PR firms are] the ones with [their] fingers on the pulse,” says Froese, who worked in media relations for many of Canada’s top wineries before starting Town Hall a year ago. “Just because you have a paintbrush doesn’t mean you can paint a work of art; just because you have a contact list doesn’t mean you know how to use it. We know how to secure the kind of coverage our clients seek.”

letta’s winery has dedicated a lot of resources on photography, under the encouragement of Town Hall. “Again if I hadn’t been in [media relations] myself, I probably wouldn’t have understood the importance of that,” says Coletta. “A lot of wineries don’t necessarily have the tools they need in order to tell their story properly. I really know the importance of [PR] because I saw firsthand; I would never attempt to do it myself directly.”

How do I know when to hire a firm? Southbrook Vineyards, situated in Ontario’s Niagara-on-the-Lake, began using a PR firm early this year. The decision to

Froese aims to gain her clients “wins” and has garnered scores of them for clients like B.C.-based winery Okanagan Crush Pad. Client Christine Coletta, owner of Okanagan Crush Pad, cites the media relations services offered by Town Hall as exemplary – and time saving. “We’ve always used an outside PR firm,” says Coletta, who owned a consulting business for two decades (where she worked with Froese) prior to starting a winery in 2011. “They’ve got the contacts, they can dedicate the time, and they can point you in the right direction.” An example of the right direction, Co-

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hire a third-party was predetermined by the owner for a few reasons, says Paul DeCampo, director of marketing & sales at Southbrook Vineyards – the numberone reason, however, was the launch of their proprietary product Bioflavia, an

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dle-sized, I think in that context there is benefit there.”

“We felt that it would be beneficial to bring in outside expertise,” says DeCampo, whose employer opted to work with Toronto’s Siren Communications for the launch. “Also, in conversation with potential distributors, it was suggested that a PR firm would be useful (in the launch).”

And sometimes it’s a case of marking special occasions. Take for instance Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in B.C.’s Okanagan, who this year celebrates their 20th anniversary. Though the Tinhorn team handles their marketing initiatives inhouse, they leave external PR to the Hawksworth Communications team, whom they have worked with for two years. The latest task at hand? Getting the word out about the vineyard’s anniversary celebration.

For the launch, the PR firm compiled the appropriate short-term and long-term strategies and accompanying tactics, and of the working relationship, DeCampo was pleased.


“Certainly there is benefit here. It’s another set of eyes and ears, more experience,” he says. “Of course, we retain the ultimate responsibility for those strategies, but it’s certainly beneficial to discuss it with the firm for input and ideas.”

“PR is very specialized; part marketing and Hawksworth experts. We are talking to them constantly about new opportunities that come up,” says Lindsey White, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, of Hawksworth. “By having Hawksworth as part of our marketing team, the rest of us can concentrate on other marketing initiatives.”

Deciphering whether or not to hire a PR firm depends on scale, adds DeCampo. “If you really only need 400 to 500 core households to buy your wine per year, and you were going to manage those sales directly through your winery, perhaps it wouldn’t be so necessary,” he says. “And, if you were a very large corporation, you would already have this capability in-house. For us, being mid-

Hawksworth principal, Annabel Hawksworth, echoes White’s sentiments. “Whether our goal is to boost event ticket sales or to elevate the brand through telling a more in-depth story, [PR agencies] ensure key messages are communicated effectively to the right audience,” Hawksworth says. “Our agency provides fully cohesive communications counsel that includes outreach to tradi-

tions’ Kate MacDougall, a certified Level II sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild. “Work with an agency that helps you to determine your goals. What at the end of this campaign is your measure of success – specific editorial placements, sales, breaking into a new market? And if you don’t know, ask them – and get them to guarantee a spectrum of results.” These public relations experts will help connect the dots, so to speak, adding context to products before getting it into the right hands, says Town Hall’s Leeann Froese. These teams will also take the good with the bad.

Christine Coletta of Okanagan Crush Pad uses Town Hall PR firm for their public relations services.

tional and digital media, including social media strategy. We know which editors will cover what and beyond that, the outlets and platforms that will garner the most effective results for our clients.”

How do I choose a firm? Despite the rumour, bigger is not always better. When selecting the appropriate

PR firm for representation, it comes down to passion and understanding – interestingly, key traits of any successful relationship.

“There’s that third-party credibility. A journalist may be more candid with me, as a third party, than they would with someone from the company,” says Froese. “They may give me some really good feedback that I can then share with the client and they can learn and grow from it.” o

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n the late ‘90s, I was on the team for a first-of-its-kind project for Canada. Entitled Canada à la Carte, Discover Canadian Cuisine, this was a program to promote local gastronomy to Canadians before it was on trend, and before “locavore” was even a word. The program featured a travelling road show of Canadian wineries from across the country (there were way fewer of them back then), as well as local food producers and chefs from each region visited. For example, in Victoria, Salt Spring Island cheese took part. Anchor-


ing this program were partnerships with Fairmont Hotels, Dairy Farmers of Canada, the Beef Information Centre, and of course the 25 or so wineries who invested in time and product to go on the road and tell the story of what they do. 20 years ago, this was an innovative program and people across Canada had not yet been exposed to local products in this way. No one before had visualized bringing everyone together to tell the complete story of what grows across our great land before then. We invited wine buyers, servers, liquor store employees, hoteliers, chefs and media to

attend these festival-style trade-only tastings, which included a black box competition in each city; a precursor to TV programs like today’s much-lauded Chopped. Our competitions featured the talents of many up-and-coming chefs, many of whom are now celebrities. As amazing as this program was, we initially had to lobby to encourage people to participate and attend at all levels. It was tough to convince people at first, as this concept was too new and unproven, but ultimately this program was very successful and the results were massive. TV and radio stations in each city talked about the events, and

contact with these thought leaders and all-important customers? Since the target customer is not predisposed to accept your product, you need to stand out to attract a wider customer base – one that is sophisticated, educated and engaged enough to build a relationship with and establish a loyal following. First, identify who you want to reach, and then make sure that you know how to present yourself and your business to them. Then, find your partnerships and make your outreach.

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the collected print features could have filled a book on their own. There were increased listings of Canadian wine on restaurant lists and retail shelves, and chefs moved to incorporate more local ingredients on their menus. Today it seems like a no brainer to support our own backyard, but this program would never have been successful without the cooperation of the BC Wine Institute, the Wine Council of Ontario, and the forward-thinking industry boards, hotels and partners who made this program come to life. Today, Canadians are aware of, proud of, and actively seek out local wines, so why do I make the nostalgic look back? This program helped to plant seeds and set the foundation for today, and it is important to learn from it. Nothing like Canada à la Carte exists today, but it seems Canadians are naturally seeking homegrown products. There are dozens, perhaps even hundreds of events offering people the chance to try local wines. To have this support of servers, chefs and sommeliers is more important than ever, but since there are a greater number of producers competing for attention, how does one make

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Offering a wide Range of functionality for growers and processors, eGrape reduces data entry and increases the amount of timely information available. This allows for an end-to-end recordkeeping system to document the provenance of grapes, vine planting information, vineyard characteristics and structures at the block level, as well as detailed records of farm management practices, such as pesticide and fertilizer use, canopy management, irrigation and wind machine use. It contains harvest information from weigh bills, including quantities of grapes, processor, and grape quality metrics. The system also combines spray recordkeeping and other vineyard management modules, weather information, and provides a message board and calendar to improve communication with members.


Grape is the latest evolution of data management systems developed by the Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO). Since launching Vitis, an extensive vineyard GIS/GPS mapping project in 2004, Grape Growers of Ontario has taken a leadership role in supporting traceability initiatives and facilitating information gathering on behalf of its members. eGrape is designed as a cloud-based system that allows both growers and processors to quickly enter and access data. Users have a single point of access to the system and are now able to manage their account information, enter data and generate reports with a single password. “From a grape and wine industry standpoint, eGrape improves traceability by combining information currently housed in multiple stand-alone systems,” says Debbie Zimmerman, CEO of Grape Growers of Ontario. “But more importantly, it provides a useful vineyard management tool for our members.”


The Grape Growers of Ontario has also unveiled the new interactive Ontario wine tour planner to help wine lovers discover Ontario’s wine regions. Using the eGrape database to populate the map, is a mobile travel tool that provides information on wine styles, varieties, appellations (unique features of the land and climate where Ontario grapes are grown), and what to expect at a wine tasting. “Whether planning a weekend in one of Ontario’s viticulture areas, or looking for a specific wine like Cabernet Franc or Icewine, lets you search by winery, by varietal, style of wine or location, and then plan a Route on your PC, iPad, or smartphone,” says Bill George, chair of the Grape Growers of Ontario. Grape Growers of Ontario represents over 500 growers of processing grapes on 17,000 acres of vineyards in Ontario’s three designated viticulture areas, Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie North Shore, Prince Edward County, and the emerging South Coast region. The development of eGrape has been funded through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food Traceability Foundation Initiative (TFI). o

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hen you look around the world, any country with a successful wine region also has something else: a dedicated grape and wine research partner who addresses local challenges and priorities.

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In Ontario that role belongs to Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) who are working with other regional partners across Canada to develop a national support network for the industry. CCOVI’s researchers

ships,” says CCOVI director Debbie Inglis. “The industry is

analytical services support to grape growers and winemakers. “For us, collaborating with industry to address their research priorities has been critical to establishing successful partnerworth approximately $6.8 billion a year to the Canadian economy. Through our research partnerships, we look forward to further contributing to that growth.”

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Specialized analytical services In 2010, the institute opened an analytical services lab where wineries and growers can get juice and wine tested for everything from sugar and acidity levels to alcohol content. Today, the lab has grown to serve more than 100 clients a year. For winemakers, the lab fills a void in available services in Ontario, says analytical services client Thomas Bachelder, whose Trois Terroir project makes wine in Niagara, Oregon and Burgundy. “Every wine region has a system where there are two or three public or private labs that you can rely on,” says Bachelder, “and that had not happened in Niagara. The university recognized that void and stepped in to fill it.”

Dedicated research and outreach activities For wineries that do their lab work in-house, CCOVI’s Calibrate Your Lab service helps ensure their equipment is in top working order during the peak periods of harvest and bottling. This is part of the calibrate series of workshops that give industry personnel hands-on opportunities to learn best practices in the vineyard and winery. So far this year, more than 65 growers from across Ontario have been trained in viticulture best practices during the Calibrate Your Vineyard sessions. In the depths of winter, growers have come to rely on CCOVI’s VineAlert program, which identifies the air temperature at which a vine would sustain damage from cold weather, and prompts growers to activate mitigation methods such as wind machines. When temperatures drop, and vine hardiness levels fluctuate, growers rely on VineAlert’s data. Between October 2013 and April 2014, the VineAlert website was visited over 16,700 times.

Sufen Xu, CCOVI technologist, running wine samples in CCOVI’s analytical services lab.

For growers, knowing this information often means cost savings. If VineAlert notifies growers to use wind machines during a cold event, business consultants have found Ontario growers can avoid $10 million in lost sales and $32 million in vine retraining and replacement costs each year if a single cold weather event causes 30 per cent damage to unprotected vines. Conversely, providing ongoing cold-hardiness information also helps growers know when wind machines aren’t needed, saving over $1 million in energy costs each year.

A sparkling program CCOVI’s latest outreach and research work is focused on creating high-quality sparkling wines, a product which has seen a huge jump in consumer demand. In 2013, sparkling wine sales in vintages at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario shot up 59.2 per cent from 2012 sales data. In May, winemakers from across North America gathered at Brock for the first Ontario Sparkling Wine Technical Symposium hosted by CCOVI. The sold-out event brought in international experts who provided technical advice and practical solutions for attendees to take back to their wineries. CCOVI researchers are currently working on two projects that examine all components of sparkling wine from the vineyard, through production and right up to the sale of the finished product. To learn more about CCOVI’s research and outreach activities visit: o


New wine packaging connects with Millennials By Thomas Deegan Ph.D, TricorBraun WinePak


or many, a relaxing occasion may be taken in an overstuffed chair with a great cabernet enjoyed from an elegant Bordeaux glass. For others, that calming time might be spent on a wilderness trek with wine poured from a crush-proof pouch that had been stuffed into a hiker’s backpack. With increasing frequency, the wine pouch is the choice of Millennials, a rapidly growing segment of the wine industry. These trendsetters, drinking age to 37 years, want to enjoy wine wherever they are: the beach, a bike trail, or a concert… many places where a glass container would not be acceptable. They are confident, upbeat, and wide-open to change. Most important: they grew up drinking beverages from pouches. Wine pouches are a generational advancement over bag-in-abox wine packaging. Their key improvements are in materials that maintain the wine’s quality and reduce weight, trimming shipping costs.

duced shipping costs. Pouches weigh 39 grams vs. 112 grams for two-litre equivalent containers. Pouches are available in 750 ml, 1.5 ml, 1.75 ml, and threelitre sizes. They may be embellished with up to eight colours using flexographic or rotogravure printing. The one-way tap is specially designed to prevent O2 from entering the bag during filling. Taps come attached to the pouches and are designed to be shorter then BIB Tap because there is no need to extend outside the box. Some wineries have chosen to purchase filling machines for pouches, while others have taken their first step with a copacker. TricorBraun WinePak (, with annual sales in excess of $120 million, is North America’s largest

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La Garde’s wine tanks were designed for winemaking by winemakers, enologists, and engineers. Their tanks are made from the finest 304 stainless-steel Grade 11. La Garde’s rectangular shape fermenters are designed to maximize the contact ratio must-to-juice through a thinner cap to optimize fermentation, wherein lies the creation of flavour and complexity of wines. With La Garde’s rectangular tanks, the contact surface could be increased by up to 50 per cent when compared to a cylinder with the same floor width. By increasing that contact surface for the same volume, you increase the efficiency of the fermentation process and the cap is much easier to punch down, provides more efficient pump-overs, and facilitates the cooling process. All this helps the winemakers to save on time and helps them to be as gentle and as minimal as possible with their interventions. They produce all tanks sur mesure, meaning that they are tailor-made to use every single inch of winery that you would like to occupy to produce your wine. They can adapt the height, the width, and the depth of the tank to reach the exact volume of wine that you want to produce. Their standard rectangular

tanks will produce 50 per cent more volume of wine than a cylinder tank for the same wall width that you want to occupy. Actually, given the production volume that you will need, they could reduce your winery floor plan and therefore reduce your construction cost. Their tanks are environmentally responsible. A big advantage of working with La Garde’s tanks is the simplicity of cleaning them. The reason why they are so easy to clean is due to the hand-polish finish that they proudly apply to each of them. The exterior walls are a number-four polished finish with polished welds, and the interior walls is in 2B polished finish with polished welds. Actually, the welds are so polished that it is seamless. Although the tanks have a rectangular shape, the inside is rounded so there is no sharp corner as you can see even in the cylinder tanks. The other eco-friendly advantage is their cooling jacket system. The spacing in their jackets is larger than with any other tanks. It allows the glycol to flow within the jackets with less headloss and a more rapid flow. The heat-exchange transfer is therefore more efficient and it requires less energy to cool the wine. Better quality of wine, more volume, best construction and finish, easiest to clean and fastest ROI. That’s why they claim that they can optimize every winery production. The Rodney Strong new winery is La Garde’s largest installation to date, but they are already working on larger installations for the next harvest. o


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Vancouver Island University students explore the business of wine in comprehensive, industry-focused program


pportunities abound in the heart of Vancouver Island’s burgeoning wine industry – from supporting the development of new and existing vineyards, to working in wine tourism, to serving the best of the grape in restaurants and tasting rooms. Students who complete Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Wine Business Certificate program find potential employment not only in Vancouver Island’s wine industry, but also further afield in Canadian or international wine destinations. The Wine Business Certificate Program, now in its fourth year,


was developed through the collaborative efforts of VIU faculty and staff in the Business, Culinary and Hospitality Management, and Tourism and Recreation programs, says Peter Briscoe, chairperson of VIU’s Hospitality Management program. “There isn’t another program like this on the Island or in the region,” Briscoe says. “Students take away a thorough knowledge of the industry, from winemaking and wine appreciation to wine marketing and wine tourism.” The certificate helps graduates find employment in a variety of careers in the wine industry, Briscoe adds. “Opportunities Range from working in a vineyard or winery, for a wholesaler,

a retailer, a food service establishment, or in special events or tourism operations related to the wine industry.”

soon became interested in exploring the possibilities of the wine business much further.

The program, which can be completed full-time in one year, or part-time over two years, takes students through courses related to the wine industry that include the process of winemaking, wine appreciation and product knowledge, wine marketing, wine tourism and other knowledge related to the business of wine. The program also includes completion of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) Level II certification.

“The Wine Business Certificate program has given me a great stepping stone for a rewarding career in the wine industry.”

Leanne Gavaghan recently completed the Wine Business Certificate program at VIU and says she found courses focused on entrepreneurship and wine marketing “extremely beneficial”. “I feel confident embarking on my career path with an excellent base of knowledge for the wine and spirits industry,” says Gavaghan, who now works as a tasting room attendant at the Comox Valley’s Averill Creek Vineyard.

Currently completing the last few courses in the program at VIU, Taylor Bull says she has several jobs in the industry lined up post-graduation. “I highly recommend this program to any students interested in wine. The professors are great, and the information you walk out with is well worth the time and effort.” As Vancouver Island’s wine region continues to grow and mature, from vineyard operations on the southernmost tip of the island to the Comox Valley mid-island, faculty behind VIU’s Wine Business Certificate program ponder plans to further enhance students’ learning in this fascinating industry.

Alex Wilson, another graduate of the Wine Business Certificate program, says he now has both a Canadian and international perspective on the wine industry, which he put to good use working at several highly rated restaurants in the west coast tourism mecca of Tofino on Vancouver Island, followed by his current role working at Road 13 Winery in B.C.’s Okanagan.

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sugars, including cellobiose from toasted barrels, leading to the evolution of 4-ethylphenol and other undesirable sensory attributes. Velcorin is very effective against Brettanomyces. To decrease the amount of sulfur dioxide used in wines Sulfur dioxide, used in combination with Velcorin technology, has been shown to achieve microbial stability at lower overall sulfur dioxide levels. To reduce warehouse holding time in early-to-market wines Velcorin technology can be used to decrease the amount of sulfur dioxide and/ or decrease the degree of filtration required. Such wines undergo speedier sulfur dioxide equilibration and can be released earlier. To prevent refermentation in wines for bulk transport Recently, certain European countries and companies have moved to minimize or eliminate the use of sorbate in wines. Velcorin, a microbial control agent, has been used in lieu of sorbate, at the point of bulk container filling to prevent refermentation of wines containing residual sugar.

To replace hot filling process and tunnel pasteurization Microbiologic sensitive wines may be bottled by temperatures up to 150°F to prevent refermentation, or products filled in cans may be pasteurized, which stresses the product and affects its properties, whereas Velcorin is added at usual cellar temperature.

Frequently asked questions How does Velcorin work? Velcorin controls microorganisms by entering the cell and inactivating some of the key enzymes required for cell function. Specifically, Velcorin is thought to react with the histidyl residues of proteins, including those involved in the active site of many enzymes. Susceptible enzymes are consequently rendered functionless due to blockage of the active site and/ or conformational changes in structure. Excess Velcorin then completely hydrolyzes in the presence of water. What factors determine Velcorin effectiveness? The effectiveness of Velcorin technology depends on microbial type, microbial load, and other factors. At low doses,

Velcorin is very effective against yeast. At greater doses, Velcorin is also effective against bacteria and certain fungi. Pre-treatment of wine must reduce the microbial load to less than 500 microorganisms/mL. That said, Velcorin is not a replacement for good sanitation practices. How much Velcorin can I use in my wine?

Is VELCORIN-treated wine approved in other countries?

Argentina, Australia, Chile, Mexico, Eu-

DMDC is approved by the codex alimentarius as a processing aid for wine, as well as a recognized oenological practice by OIV (International Organization of Vines and Wine). Velcorin approval is product and country specific. Of the approximately 60 countries that currently allow Velcorin product treatment for wine, they include: the United States,

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Health Canada permits up to 200 ppm total of Velcorin to be used in wine, dealcoholized wine and low-alcohol wine. Are there any limits in respect to product packaging? Velcorin can be used for filling into standard packaging such as glass, PET, cans, bag-in-box or pouches, as well as during production, temporary storage,


or transport in a container. Why do I have to use an approved dosing system? Due to the unique physical properties of Velcorin, and to help assure safe handling, LANXESS Corp. requires the use of Velcorin DT dosing machines. Velcorin is hydrophobic and solidifies at 17°C (63°F). The dosing machines are engineered expressly for Velcorin (to prevent solidification and aid in Velcorin solubility). Temperature controls,

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Taking the hard work out of trellis installation Redi Driver driving in a trellis support.


ll vines, apples, and other soft fruit require many posts to support the plants, and often the posts need to be installed in rough terrain or on a steep hillside.

Christie Engineering (Australia) recognized the need for a highly portable device to install miles of fence posts in the Australian outback for sheep farming. From their observation, they set to work designing the Redi-Driver fencepost driver. After two years of proving in the rugged outback, Christie Engineering started to market the machine in Europe and North America. The Redi-Driver machine will save you time and effort. The design enables the operator to move along a trellis or fence line with ease, much faster than traditional pneumatic or hydraulic-driven units with cumbersome hoses to manage. All internal components are manufactured from the highest-quality precision-machined materials to give the longest tool life pos-


sible. Being well field proven with no issues, the Redi-Driver now has a lifetime warranty on the hammer and a three-year warranty on the mechanical drive parts. Little maintenance is required with a teaspoon full of high-pressure grease added after installing every long trellis line. This lightweight powerhouse delivers the punch where you need it and when you need it. It’s easy to start and just lift the Redi-Driver on top of the post and squeeze the throttle. Pull down with approximately 10 pounds of pressure and let the three-inch hammerhead do the work. The hammer hits the post at 1,720 times a minute, pounding posts like a much larger and heavier machine. The shock-absorbing handles and the lightweight of the machine makes it physically less demanding than traditional methods and can be used all day without operator fatigue. Powered by a four-stroke Honda engine, there is no mixing of

couple of months, it is inevitable that they return Redi-Driver driving an end-anchoring rod.

to buy a second or third machine depending on the size of their workforce. The Redi-Driver be-

gas, so there are no mistakes using the wrong mix of oil and gas, which is very economical in gas being able to install 500 steel posts, T or U shaped, on one litre of gas. Installing wooden posts, either vertically or at an angle, for the end of the trellis line takes slightly more time than a steel post, but driving an anchor rod all the way into the ground takes a minute or two depending on the soil conditions. A reducer is slipped inside the barrel for anchor rods or small diameter steel posts. Installing tall posts is always a challenge getting above the post with the post driver. No problem with the Redi-Driver, simply bolt on the long handle extenders and the operator can keep safely keep both feet on the ground while operating the machine. Fit the long handles to the top of the machine and the operator can drive anchor rods all the way into the ground without bending down and straining the back. The Redi-Driver is not confined to just out in the field. Setting up a marquee for a vineyard open day. the driver easily pounds in the marquee tent stakes. Need signposts to guide your guests around? The Redi-Driver will drive a U-channel signpost through asphalt and packed gravel with ease; getting the posts out afterwards may be a challenge. Customers who have purchased the machine are initially very skeptical of its performance, but once they have tried it for a

comes an indispensable tool; nobody shies away from the hard work of hammering in posts. The Redi-Driver is available at Deer Fence Canada Inc., which as been in business for 10 years. Fundamentally an online store selling and shipping products anywhere in Canada, they focus on products that are not generally available in the country, stock them, and in most cases, ship within 48 hours. Deer Fence also supplies cat fences, dog fences, turf protection, poultry fences, bird netting, polyamide trellis cables, polyamide horse fence, a full Gripple Range of wire joiners tensioners, ground anchors, bracing kits, and automatic gate openers. o

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he basics principles of winemaking, including selecting and growing the right grape varietals, picking at peak ripeness, encouraging a healthy fermentation, and keen attention to winery hygiene haven’t changed all that much over the years. However, the tools and technologies available to today’s winemakers have evolved and improved dramatically, resulting in huge benefits to the potential quality of the wines being produced. Let’s take a look at some examples of technologies in the wine industry that have helped winemakers improve the quality of their wines.

Traditional-method sparkling wine equipment With the founder of the company taking credit for the invention of the original wire hood on a bottle of champagne, VALENTIN has based its 160-year legacy on designing and developing packaging machinery for sparkling wines made in the traditional method of secondary bottle fermentation. Based in the heart of the champagne region, VALENTIN is the oldest company in the world dedicated solely to producing extremely durable machines specifically for traditional sparkling wines. Over the last century, they have effectively transformed what had been a very “hands-on” manual and tedious set of procedures, subject to human error, into an automated process introducing both product consistency and faster production speeds. VALENTIN offers both semi-automatic and automatic equipment to handle all stages of the traditional sparkling wine


process, from filling and disgorging, to corking and wire hooding, with production speeds that Range from 300 up to 2,000 bottles per hour. With a customer list including G.H. Mumm, Moet & Chandon, Pommery, Krug and Bollinger, VALENTIN has clearly earned its position as the world leader in “Methode Traditionelle” sparkling wine packaging

equipment. The best news about all this for Canadian winemakers? VALENTIN has established solid distribution and technical support for their equipment in the North American market through a recent partnership with Cellar•Tek Supplies, based in St. Catharines, Ont. and Kelowna, B.C.

SIFA Master Keg.

Wine on tap Before the advent of the glass bottle, it was commonplace for taverns and restaurants to have wooden or earthenware “casks” that acted as both storage and serving vessels. Once bottling became widespread, the world of “ontap” alcoholic beverages was relegated largely to the realm of draught beer. It wasn’t until recently that wine “on tap” became popular again in North America. Over the past decade, wineries have slowly been evolving their bulk packaging from five-to-16 litre “bag-in-box” to pressurized stainless steel 30-litre kegs. In Canada, you can now find wine bars across the country offering some of the best estate wines from B.C. and Ontario on tap. Using inert gas to pressurize the kegs allows the wine to remain stable and fresh from the first to the last pour. Once empty, kegs are simply returned, cleaned, and re-filled for another go around. The lifespan of a keg can easily reach 20 to 30 years, replacing thousands of tons of glass bottles that would have either been disposed of into our landfills or crushed and melted for other glass products at a great expense of energy in the process. The popularity of wines on tap has spurred one company in particular, SIFA Technologies in the Prosecco region of Northern Italy, to design specific equipment for the cleaning, sanitizing and fill-

ing of kegs. Designed and engineered by the winemaker/founder of the company, the SIFA kegging equipment addresses the sanitary issues that plague the designs of their competitor’s machinery. Where the competitor’s equipment routinely use plastic and rubber tubing for the transfer of product, SIFA’s design substitutes high-grade stainlesssteel tubing for all product lines. This feature alone allows operators to fully clean and sanitize the equipment before and after each use to ensure the complete system is free from spoilage organisms that can easily take up residence in the product lines of inferior machinery. Wineries can now be rest assured that their fresh, crisp, aromatic whites, and their complex, multi-layered reds will not be tainted or spoiled in the kegging process and will taste exactly as the winemaker intended, glass after glass after glass. While SIFA firmly established themselves as the go-to manufacturer of semi-automatic and automatic kegging

equipment across Europe, they lacked the necessary technical partner to set up distribution for the burgeoning winery and craft brewing markets in Canada. That situation was remedied when they met with the owners of Cellar•Tek Supplies at Italy’s largest winery equipment trade show, SIMEI, in Milan in 2013 and realized that Cellar•Tek’s commitment to service and technical support made them the best choice to introduce and represent the SIFA kegging technology in the Canadian market.

What does the future hold? As technology continues to push the boundaries in university and winery research facilities around the globe, companies like VALENTIN and SIFA will continue to develop equipment utilizing the new technologies that ultimately help winemakers deliver a better product to the most important link in the loop. Namely you, the wine-loving consumer. o

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riveller Company Canada was established in September 1978. The technology, know-how and imagination recognized in the European wine sector was introduced by the Criveller Company in the new, uncultivated lands of Ontario. Various projects were completed by the company, always supplying the customer not only equipment and machinery, but also technical consulting, systematic production controls, and more importantly, personal involvement. Our contribution to the Canadian and North American wine industry is totally comprehensive, from planning the layout of the winery, the processing of grapes, to the packaging of the final product. Winery planning: Based on information from the customer and taking into consideration the geographical position, we can help design a winery where efficiency, production, and cost are the main objective. Sizing: Considering the market acquisition forecast and the number of different varieties of wine to be produced, our technical personnel will suggest dimensions of equipment, tanks and facility.

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Black Cloud Winery

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Baccata Ridge Winery

Blackwood Lane Vineyards & Winery

6807 Highway 97, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z9

68 McManus Road, Grindrod, BC V0E 1Y0

25180 8th Avenue, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2G8

6380 Lakes Road, Duncan, BC V9L 5V6

3 Mile Estate Winery 1465 Naramata Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8X2

40 Knots Estate Winery 2400 Anderton Road, Comox, BC V9M 4E5

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Aquaherbs Winery House

20623 McDougald Road, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z6

Bounty Cellars Suite 7, 364 Lougheed Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 7R8

Brentwood Bay Winery 1445 Benvenuto Avenue Central Saanich, BC V8M 1J5

British Columbia Wine Authority 888 Westminster Avenue West Penticton, BC V2A 8S2

British Columbia Wine Institute #1 - 1726 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R9

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 500 Burrowing Owl Place, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

C.C. Jentsch Cellars 4522 Highway 97, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Calliope Wines 500 Burrowing Owl Place, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Calona Vineyards 1125 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6

Camelot Vineyards Estate Winery 3489 East Kelowna Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4H1

Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery 2595 Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1L5

Cana Vines Winery 129 Brauns Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T2

Carbrea Vineyard & Winery 1885 Central Road, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0

Carriage Hills Estate Winery 1831 D Mount Newton Crossroads Saanichton, BC V8M 1L1

Carriage House Wines 32764 Black Sage Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Cassini Cellars PO Box 740, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0

Cassini Cellars 4828 Highway 97, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Castoro de Oro Estate Winery 4004 Highway 97, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Cedar Creek Estate Winery 5445 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4S5

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Domaine Jasmin Vineyard and Winery

Suite 2139, 11871 Horseshoe Way Richmond, BC V7A 5H5

PO Box 1829, 4790 Wild Roase Street Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

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Damali Lavender Winery

1060 Poplar Grove Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8T6

3500 Telegraph Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4

10555 West Saanich Road North Saanich, BC V8L 6A8

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D’Angelo Estate Winery

Double Cross Cidery

2568 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4

979 Lochore Road,, Penticton, BC V2A 8V1

3363 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC V1P 1C6

Coastal Black Estate Winery

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2186 Endall Road, Black Creek, BC V9J 1G8

6181B Old West Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1W8

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E & J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

5355 Trepanier Bench Road, Peachland, BC V0H 1X2

770-999 Broadway W., Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K5

Deep Roots Winery

East Kelowna Cider Company

884 Tillar Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

2960 McCulloch Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4A5

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EauVivre Winery and Vineyards

6645 Somenos Road, Duncan, BC V9L 5Z3

716 Lowe Drive, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2

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Echo Valley Vineyard

4078 Black Sage Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

PO Box 816, 4651 Waters Road, Duncan, BC V9L 3Y2

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Edge of the Earth Vineyards

7311 Fiske Street, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z2

4758 Gulch Road, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4

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Elephant Island Orchard Wines

15-6014 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5M4

2730 Aikens Loop, RR#1, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

Domaine Rochette Winery

Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery 9340 Station Road, Trail, BC V1R 4W6

Columbia Valley Classics Fruit Winery 1385 Frost Road, Lindell Beach, BC V2R 4X8

Celista Estate Winery 2319 Beguelin Road, Celista, BC V0E 1L0

Cellar Craft/Vitality Food Service Canada 17858 66 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 7X1

Cerelia Vineyards and Estate Winery 2235 Ferko Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C0

Chandra Estates Winery 33264 121st Street, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Chase & Warren Estate Winery 6253 Drinkwater Road, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8W6

Country Wine Cellar 618 B 7th Avenue, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N3

Covert Farms Family Estate Box 249, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Coyote Bowl Winery 4516 Ryegrass Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Crescent Wines 20535A Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC V3A 4B6

Crescent Wines 108 - 2255 King George Highway Surrey, BC V4A 5A4

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Emerald Coast Vineyards

2534 Maxey Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5V6

1500 Freeman Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L3

2787 Alberni Highway, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8R2

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Crowsnest Vineyards

Domaine De Chaberton Estate Winery

Enrico Winery

840 Cherry Point Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L3

2035 Suprise Drive, Cawston, BC V0X 1C0

1064 - 216th, Langley, BC V2Z 1R3

3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P3

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Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards

Kalala Organic Estate Winery

Maverick Estate Winery

1525 Camp Road, Lake Country, BC V4V 1K1

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3974 Highway 97, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

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Haywire Winery 16576 Fosbery Road, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z6

5078 Cousins Place, Summerland, BC V0H 1X2

Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery

Forbidden Fruit Winery

8001 Happy Valley Road Summerland, BC V0H 1Z4

620 Sumac Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3

Fort Berens Estate Winery 1881 Highway 99 N., Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Foxtrot Vineyards 2333 Gammond Road, Naramata, BC V2A 8T6

Fraser River Wines #8 - 32851 London Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 6M7

Gabriola Island Winery

Herder Winery & Vineyards 2582 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4

Heron Ridge Estates

877 Road 8, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Hidden Chapel Winery

1350 Naramata Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8T6

Hopfingers U-Brew & Winery

Garry Oaks Winery

204 Island Highway E., Parksville, BC V9P 2H3

1880 Fulford Ganges Road Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2A5

Hornby Island Estate Winery 7000 Anderson Drive, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0

House of Rose Winery 2270 Garner Road, Kelowna, BC V1P 1E2

Gillander’s Wine Cellar Glenterra Vineyards 3897 Cobble Hill Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L5

Glenugie Winery 3033 232nd Street, Langley, BC V2Z 3A8

Godfrey Brownell Vineyards 4911 Marshall Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6T3

Gold Hill Winery 3502 Fruitvale Way, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Golden Beaver Winery Inc. 29690 S Hwy 97, RR#1, S42, C19, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Granite Creek Estate Wines 2302 Skimikin Road, Tappen, BC V0E 2X3

Grape Connection on Premises Wine Making 14835 - 108th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 1W2

Gray Monk Estate Winery 1055 Camp Road, Lake Country, BC V4V 2H4

La Frenz Winery 1525 Randoph Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8T5

Howling Bluff Estate Winery 1086 Three Mile Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8T7

Hunting Hawk Vineyards 3171 Lion Road, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3J3

Inkameep Cellars

Lang Vineyards 2493 Gammon Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

Larch Hills Winery 110 Timms Road, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2P8

LaStella winery 8123 - 148th Avenue, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0

Laughing Stock Vineyards 1548 Naramata Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8T7

1470 Pemberton Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7P 2S1

Meadow Vista Honey Wines 3975 June Springs Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4E4

Merridale Estate Cidery 1230 Merridale Road, RR#1, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0

Meyer Family Vineyards 4287 McLean Creek Road Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R1

Middle Mountain Mead 3505 Euston Road, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0

Millstone Estate Winery 2300 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6V7

Misconduct Wine Company 375 Upper Bench North, Penticton, BC V2A 8T2

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4

Mistaken Identity Vineyards 164 Norton Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2P5

Le Vieux Pin

Mistral Estate Winery

5496 Black Sage Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

250 Upper Bench Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8T1

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Monster Vineyards

4720 Allendale Road, Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2

1010 Tupper Avenue, Penticton, BC V2A 8S5

Little Straw Vineyards Estate Winery

Montagu Cellars Winery

2815 Ourtoland Road, Kelowna, BC V1Z 2H7

Little Tribune Winery

#29 1350 West 6th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6H 1A7

1400 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V6

6160 Central Road, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0

MooBerry Winery & Little Qualicom Cheeseworks

Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyard Inc.

Local Vintner

403 Lowry’s Road, Parksville, BC V9P 2B5

4856 Mariposa Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

#111 - 5530 Wharf Avenue, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A3

Intersection Estate Winery

Lotusland Vineyards

450 Road 8, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

28450 King Road, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1B1

Intrigue Wines

Lulu Island Winery

2291 Goldie Road, Lake Country, BC V4V 1G5

Ironwood Steins and Wines

16880 Westminster Highway Richmond, BC V6V 1A8

11151 Horseshoe Way, Unit 1 Richmond, BC V7A 4S1

Maan Farms Estate Winery

Isabella Winery

Malahat Estate Vineyard

790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7N4

11491 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 1Z6

1197 Aspen Road , Malahat, BC V0R 2L0

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Winery

Marichel Vineyards and Winery

Moon Curser Vineyards 3628 Highway 3, East Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V6

Moraine Estate Winery 1865 Naramata Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8T9

Morning Bay Wine Company 1466 Mitchell Street, Oak Bay, BC V8R 4S2

Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery 829 Douglas Road, Kelowna, BC V1Z 1N9

Mt. Lehman Winery 5094 Mt Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1Y3

Muse Winery

7857 Tucelnuit Drive, Oliver, BC V0H 1T2

1016 Littlejohn Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

Joiefarm Winery

Marley Farm Winery Ltd.

5355 Trepanier Bench Road, Peachland, BC V0H 1X2

2825 Naramata Road, Site 5 Comp 4 Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

1831D Mount Newton X Road Saanichton, BC V8M 1L1

Harper’s Trail Estate winery

K Mountain Vineyards

Marshwood Estate Winery

Niche Wine Company

2720 Shuswap Road, Kamloops, BC V2H 1S9

3045 Highway 3, SS1, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0

548 Jade Road, Quadra Island, BC V0P 1HO

1901 Bartley Road, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2M6

Greata Ranch Estate Vineyards 697 Highway 97 S., Peachland, BC V0H 1X9

Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery Ltd.


141 Fir Avenue, Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0

P.O. Box 9, 930 Sammet Road Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

Hillside Winery & Bistro

Unit 104 - 8484 162nd Street, Surrey, BC V4N 1B4

Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery

Hester Creek Estate Winery

Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery c/o Artisan Wine Co. Vancouver

876 Road 8, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

2988 Hayman Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

Lake Breeze Vineyard

575 Balsam Street, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X1

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

Kettle Valley Winery

1682 Thrums Road, Castlegar, BC V1N 4N4

482 Pinehill Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T5

PO Box 474, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

8457 River Road South, Dewdney, BC V0M 1H0

11195 Chalet Road , North Saanich, BC V8L 5M1

Naramata Bench Wineries Association #374, 113 - 437 Martin Street Penticton, BC V2A 5L1

Nichol Vineyard and Estate Winery

Platinum Bench Estate Winery

Sanduz Estate Wines

Spierhead Winery

1285 Smethurst Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

4120 Black Sage Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

12791 Blundell Road , Richmond, BC V6W 1B4

3950 Spiers Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4B3

Nk’ MIP Cellars

Poplar Grove Winery 425 Middle Bench Road North Penticton, BC V2A 8S5

Saturna Island Family Estate Winery

Spiller Estate Fruit Winery

1400 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V6

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2320 Oliver Ranch Road Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2

Privato Vineyard and Winery

Okanagan Crush Pad Winery

Prpich Hills Winery & Vineyard

16576 Fosberry Road, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z6

378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls, BC V0H1R0

Okanagan Spirits

Quails’ Gate Estate Winery

267 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2

3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2H3

5505 Westsyde Road, Kamloops, BC V2B 8N5

Okanagan Spirits

Quality Wine Cellars

2920 28th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1V9

#108-17780 No 10 Highway, Surrey, BC V3S 1C7

PO Box 54, 8 Quarry Road, Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0

Saturna Island Family Estate Winery #1100 - 1199 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6E 3T5

Sawmill Creek Wines PO Box 1650, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Saxon Estate Winery 9819 Lumsden Avenue, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z8

Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse

475 Upper Bench Road N., Penticton, BC V2A 8T4

St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Family Estate Winery 5225 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4J1

St. Laszlo Vineyards Ltd. 2605 Highway 3, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0

St. Urban Winery 47189 Bailey Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4S8

Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard 2237 Sun Valley Way, Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2

Okanagan Villa Estate Winery

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

3240 Pooley Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4A5

6094 Black Sage Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

2487 Mount St. Michael Road Saanichton, BC V8M 1T7

Starling Lane Winery

Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association (OOWA)

Raven Ridge Cidery Inc.

See Ya Later Ranch

Stone Hill Estate Winery

2575 Green Lake Road, Okanagan Falls, BC V0H1R0

170 Upper Bench Road South Penticton, BC V2A 8T1

2898 East Kelowna Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4H4

356 Orchard Grove Lane, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Ltd. Oliver Twist Estate Winery

2640 Skimikin Road, Tappen, BC V0E 2X3

398 Lupine Lane, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Red Rooster Winery Orchard Hill Estate Cidery 3480 Fruitvale Way, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

891 Naramata Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8T5

Orofino Vineyards

Rigamarole Wines c/o Artisan Wine Co. Vancouver

2152 Barcello Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2

PO Box 474, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Osoyoos Larose Estate Winery

River Stone Estate Winery

PO Box 1650, 38691 Highway 97 N Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

143 Buchanan Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T2

15560 Colebrook Road, Surrey, BC V3S 0L2

1577 Yankee Flats Road, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3J4

Road 13 Vineyards Pacific Breeze Winery 6 - 320 Stewardson Way New Westminster, BC V3M 6C3

799 Ponderosa Road (Road 13), Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Robin Ridge Winery 2686 Middle Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N2

Painted Rock Estate Winery 400 Smythe Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8W6

Rocky Creek Winery 1854 Myhrest Road, Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N1

Paradise Ranch Wines Suite 901, 525 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 3H7

990 Debeck Road, RR1, Site 2, Comp 50 Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

Stoneboat Vineyards

Seven Stones Winery

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

1143 Highway 3, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3

Signature Wine Cellars 2060 Guthrie Road, Comox, BC V9M 3P6

River’s Bend Winery Ovino Winery

Serendipity Winery

Rollingdale Winery

Silk Scarf Winery 4917 Gartrell Road, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z4

Silver Sage Winery 4852 Ryegrass Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Silverside Farm and Winery 3810 Cobble Hill Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L5

PO Box 246, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0

Ruby Blues Winery 917 Naramata Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8V1

P.O. Box 307, 17403 Highway 97 N Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0

SummerGate Winery 11612 Morrow Avenue, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z8

Summerhill Pyramid Winery 4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M3

Symphony Vineyard 6409 B Oldfield Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1X8

Synchromesh Wines 4220 McLean Creek Road Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0

Tangled Vines Estate Winery 2140 Sun Valley Way, Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 1218 27 Avenue South, Creston, BC V0B 1G1

Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery 1125 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6

356 Orchard Grove Lane, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Similkameen Wineries Association

2306 Hayman Road, Kelowna, BC V1Z 1Z5

Peller Estates Winery

5271 Old West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2A9

6206 Canyon View Road, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z7

Soaring Eagle Estate Winery

Pentâge Winery

Rustic Roots Winery

4400 Lakeside Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8W3

2238 Highway 3, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2

Perseus Winery

Rustico Farm and Cellars Estate Winery

134 Lower Bench Road, Penticton, BC V2A 1A8

4444 Golden Mile Drive, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Pine Wines

Sage Bush Winery

24732 Vine Drive, Kelowna, BC V2R 5G7

3045 Highway 3, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N1

1245 Fisher Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0

Pinot Reach Cellars

Salt Spring Vineyards

SouthEnd Farm Vineyards

1670 Dehart Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4N6

151 Lee Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2A5

319 Sutil Road, Quadra Island, BC V0P 1NO

Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery

Sandhill Wines

Sperling Vineyards

5011 Bella Vista Road, Vernon, BC V1H 1A1

1125 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K6

1405 Pioneer Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M6

1751 Naramata Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8T8

Sonoran Estate Winery 5716 Gartrell Road, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z7

South Island Saskatoons

Tantalus Vineyards 1670 Dehart Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4N6

Terravista Vineyards 1853 Sutherland Road, Penticton, BC V2A 8T8

TH Wines # 1 - 9576 Cedar Avenue, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z2

The Cellars at the Rise/ Stomping Ground Winery 170 Vineyard Way, Vernon, BC V1H 1Z9

The Fort Wine Co. 26151 84th Avenue, Langley, BC V1M 3M6

The Roost Farm Centre and Highland House Farm Winery 9100 East Saanich Road North Saanich, BC V8L 1H5


The Vibrant Vine Winery

Victoria Estate Winery

3240 Pooley Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4A5

1445 Benvenuto Avenue Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3

The View Winery Suite 1, 2287 Ward Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4R5

The Village Winery 106 - 2000 Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria, BC V8R 5G5

Victoria Spirits

Dunhams Run Estate Winery

Vigneti Zanatta Winery and Vineyards

Ferme Bourgeois Farms

2635 Clementsvale Road, Bear River East, NS B0S 1B0

#312 - 130 Centennial Drive Courtenay, BC V9N 6H5

Village Winery

Gagetown Cider Company

940 Debeck Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

Thetis Island Vineyards 90 Pilkey Point Road, Thetis Island, BC V0R 2Y0

Thirsty Vintner 4071 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC V8N 5Y1

Thornhaven Estates Winery

537 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Top Shelf Winery 236 Linden Avenue, Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery

2000 Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria, BC V8R 5G5

80 Avondale Cross Road Newport Landing, NS B0N 2A0

Vincor International

Gillis of Belleisle Winery

Benjamin Bridge

PO Box 1650, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

1826 Route 124, Springfield, NB E5T 2K2

1842 White Rock Road RR#1, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R1

VineGlass Renewal Resort

Happy Knight Wines

Bishop’s Cellar

306 Sumac Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3

59 Johnson Road, Kingston, NB E5N 1Z4

Vinosaurs Winemaker

La Ferme Maury (St. Edouard Vineyard)

1263 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R6

2021 Route 475, St. Edouard-De-Kent, NB E4S 4W2

Vista D’oro Farms & Winery

Magnetic Hill Winery

346 - 208th Street, Langley, BC V2Z 1T6

860 Front Mountain Road, Moncton, NB E1G 3H3

Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

Motts Landing Vineyard and Winery

2845 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2G6

Wellbrook Winery 4626 88th Street, Delta, BC V4K 3N3

Westham Island Estate Winery

21152 16th Avenue, Langley, BC V2Z 1K3

2170 Westham Island Road, Delta, BC V4K 3N2

Township 7 Winery

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery

1450 McMillan Avenue, Penticton, BC V2A 8T4

Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery 8750 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1H2

Unsworth Vineyards

2145 Sun Valley Way, Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R2

Willow Hill Wines 551 Road 8, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

2915 Cameron-Taggart Road Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0

Winchester Cellars

Upper Bench Estate Winery

Working Horse Winery

170 Upper Bench Road South Penticton, BC V2A 8T1

Valley Vines To Wines #260 - 2720 Mill Bay Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1

6170 Old West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2G8

5266 Coldham Road, Peachland, BC V0H 1X2

Wynnwood Cellars 5566 Highway 3A, Wynndel, BC V0B 2N2

Valley Wines

Yellowpoint Vineyard

#105 - 2866 Mt Lehman Road Abbotsford, BC V4X 2N6

13386 Cedar Road, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1H6

Van Westen Vineyards 850 Boothe Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

Vancouver Urban Winery 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6A 3A3

Venturi Schulze Vineyards

Avondale Sky Winery 16 Fox Road, Gagetown, NB E5M 1W6

6816 Andrew Avenue, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z7

Tinhorn Creek Estate Winery

491 Willow Street, Truto, NS B2N 6T3

Annapolis Highland Vineyards

1209 Principale Street, Memramcook, NB E4K 2S6

Therapy Vineyards

Andrés Wines Atlantic Ltd

35 Gorhams Bluff Road, Kingston, NB E5N 1A8

5039 Marshall Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6S3

3125 Van Horne Road Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2R3


6170 Old West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2G8

The Wine Cottage

The Winery



Young & Wyse Collection 9503 12th Avenue, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V1

Zanatta Winery and Vineyards 5039 Marshall Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6S3

3506 Lower Cambridge Road, Route 715 Cambridge - Narrows, NB E4C 1S6

1477 Lower Water Street, Unit #6 Halifax, NS B3J 3Z4

Blomidon Estate Winery 10318 Highway 221, Habitant, NS B0P 1H0

Devonian Coast Wineries Ltd. 48 Vintage Lane, Malagash, NS B0K 1E0

Domaine de Grand Pré 11611 Highway 1, P.O. Box 105 Grand Pre, NS B0P 1M0

Tierney Point Winery

Gaspereau Vineyards

5086 Route 1, Pennfield, NB E5H 1Y5

2239 White Rock Road, Gaspereau, NS B4P 2R1

Tuddenham Farms

Jost Vineyards Ltd.

612 Route 170, St Stephen, NB E3L 2V3

48 Vintage Lane, Malagash, NS B0K 1E0

Verger Belliveau Orchard

L’Acadie Vineyards

Pré-d’en-Haut, 1209, Principale Street Memramcook, NB E4K 2S6

310 Slayer Road, Gaspereau, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R1

Waterside Farms Cottage Winery

1293 Grand Pré Road, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R3

2008 Scenic Route 915, Waterside, NB E4H 4M9

Winegarden Estate 851 Route 970, Baie Verte, NB E4M 1Z7

NEWFOUNDLAND Auk Island Winery 29 Durrell Street, Twillingate, NL A0G 1Y0

Dark Cove Cottage Winery 220 JR Smallwood Boulevard, Gambo, NL A0G 1T0

Flynn’s Winery & Distillery

Luckett Vineyards

Lunenburg County Winery RR#3 Mahone Bay, Newburne, NS B0J 2E0

Petite Rivière Vineyards 1300 Italy Cross Road, Crousetown, NS B4V 6R2

Planters Ridge Vineyard and Winery 1441 Church Street, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0

Sainte Famille Wines Ltd. 11 Dudley Park Lane, RR# 2, Falmouth, NS B0P 1L0

Telder Berry Wines 1251 Enfield Road, Nine Mile River, NS B2S 2T7

19 Crawley Avenue, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2X6

Williamsdale Winery Ltd.

Rodrigues Winery P.O. Box 98, 1 Bond Road, Whitbourne, NL A0B 3K0

Winery Association of Nova Scotia c/o The Atlantic Wine Institute Rural Innovation Centre, Patterson Hal Acadia University, 24 University Avenue Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

4235 Vineyard Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L5


Vicori Winery

Rigby Orchards Ltd.

Sap World

1890 Haldon Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1T6

Box 163, Killarney, MB R0K 1G0

6 Lewis Lane, Fleur de Lys, NL A0K 2M0

1330 Collingwood Road, Williamsdale, NS B0M 1E0

ONTARIO 13th Street Winery 1776 Fourth Avenue, St. Catherines, ON L2S 0B9

16 Mile Cellar 3555 11th Street, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0

20 Bees Winery P.O. Box 550, 1067 Niagara Stone Road Virgil, ON L0S 1T0

Aleksander Estate Winery 1542 County Road 34, Ruthven, ON N0P 2G0

Alvento Winery 3048 Second Avenue, Vineland, ON L0R 2E0

Andrew Peller Limited 697 South Service Road, Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8

Andrews’ Scenic Acres / Scoth Block winery 9365 10th Sideroad, Ashgrove Milton/Halton Hills, ON L9T 2X9

Angels Gate Winery 4260 Mountainview Road, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B2

Applewood Farm Winery 12442 McCowan Road, Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5

Between the Lines Family Estate Winery

Central Valley Winery

Creekside Estate Winery

991 Four Mile Creek Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

65 Milburn Road, Hamilton, ON L8E 3A3

2170 Fourth Avenue, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0

Chateau Bourget

Crown Bench Estates

Birchwood Estate Wines 4679 Cherry Avenue, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1

Birtch Farms and Estate Winery 655514 15th Line, Woodstock, ON N4S 7W2

Black Bear Farms of Ontario Estate Winery Inc. 1137 County Road #20 West, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E6

Black Prince Winery Ltd. 13370 Loyalist Parkway, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Black River Vineyards 553 Morrison Point Road, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Blueberry Hill Estates Winery 1195 Front Street, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0

Bonnieheath Estate Lavendar and Winery 410 Concession 12 Townsend Road Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0

Broken Stone Winery 524 Closson Road, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

Brus’ Orchards Winery

1818 St Felix Road, Bourget, ON K0A 1E0

3850 Aberdeen Road, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B7

Chateau des Charmes Wines Ltd.

Dan Aykroyd Wines

1025 York Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1P0

Chesslawn Winery 8859 Castlederg Sideroad, Caledon, ON L7E 0S7

Cilento Wines 672 Chrislea Road, Woodbridge, ON L4L 8K9

Closson Chase Vineyards Inc.

6275 Liberty Street N., Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K6

1709 Front Road Street, Williams, ON N0E 1P0

Atlantis Niagara 4524 John Street, Box 820, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery and Vineyard

Atlas Wine Merchants/ Vincor Int’l

17432 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

441 Courtney Park Drive East Mississauga, ON L5T 2V3

Calamus Estate Winery

Auntie Din’s Fudge Factory Inc. 667 Welham Road, Unit 2, Barrie, ON L4N 0B7

Aure Wines 3749 Walker Road, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B2

Back 10 Cellars

599448 2nd Concession North, RR#1 Annan, ON N0H 1B0

De Sousa Wine Cellars 3753 Quarry Road, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

Colaneri Estate Winery 348 Concession 6 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Del-Gatto Estates Ltd., Bella Vigne

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery

Deutsches Weininsttut

4101 King Street, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1

Bains Road Cider Company

578 Blenheim Crescent, Oakville, ON L6J 6P6

Colio Estate Winery

Diamond Estates - The Winery

1 Colio Drive, PO Box 372, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

1019 Bains Road, Dunnville, ON N1A 2W8

Barnyard Wine Co. Box 388, 591 Christian Road Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Bellamere Country Winery & Event Centre 1260 Gainsborough Road, London, ON N6H 5K8

Bell’s Winery 240 Graff Avenue, Stratford, ON N5A 6Y2

Unit 7 - 5900 Ambler Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 2N3

Connoisseur Wines & Spirits

1010 Line 2, PO Box 358, Virgil, ON L0S 1T0

Diamond Estates - The Winery 1067 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Diprofio Wines 4055 Nineteenth Street Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0

Constellation Brands Canada

Domaine Calcaire 13370 Loyalist Parkway, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Domaine du Cervin 13845 Gibeault Road, Chesterville, ON K0C 1H0

1425 Iler Road, RR1, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Domaine la Reine Corby Distilleries Ltd

Station Road, Consecon, ON K0K 1T0

Suite 1100, 225 King Street West Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

Domaine Perrault

Corner Stone Estate Winery

1000 Chemin Perrault, Navan, ON K4B 1H8

4390 Tufford Road, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

Domaine Queylus

4823 Dundas Street East, Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0

Country Cider Company and Estate Winery

Domaine Vagners

Casa Dea Estates Winery 1186 Greer Road, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

PO Box 6241, 657 Bongards Crossroad Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Cattail Creek Family Estate Winery

Countryman’s Estate Winery

Carolinian Winery & Eatery

3651 Sixteen Road, St. Anns, ON L0R 1Y0

1973 Four Mile Creek Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Downey’s Estate Winery Ltd.

1156 Concession 6 Road, RR #4 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

3387 County Road, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0

13682 Heart Lake Road (Hwy 410) Brampton, ON L7C 2J5

Cox Creek Cellars

Cave Springs Cellars

7687 Wellington Road 22, Guelph, ON N1H 6J2

Eagle Point Winery

3836 Main Street, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0

337 Escott-Rockport Road Mallorytown, ON K0E 1R0

Coyote’s Run Estate Winery

Bergeron Estate Winery 9656 Loyalist Parkway (Adolphus Reach) Adolphustown, ON K0H 1G0

29 Connell Court, Unit 6, Toronto, ON M8Z 5T7

182 Canyon Hill Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0R3

Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards

Caroline Cellars Winery

3609 County Road 8, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

108 County Road 50 East, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Canadian Vintners Association

20 Lake Avenue East, Carleton Place, ON K7C 4J1

5246 Regional Road 81, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B3

545 Niagra Stone Road (Hwy #55) Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

3100 Glen Road, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0

Carleton Place Winery

Daniel Lenko Estate Winery

Coffin Ridge Vineyard and Winery

441 Courtneypark Drive East Mississauga, ON L5T 2V3

Suite 200 – 440 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, ON K1R 7X6

5141 Concession 5 North Amherstburg, ON N9V 2Y9

De Moura Winery Way

Colio Estate Winery Burning Kiln Winery

D’Angelo Vineyards Estate Winery

629 Closson Road, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

244263 Airport Road, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4H1

Archibald Orchards Winery

1067 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Cellaria Winery Inc. 3200 Fourteenth Avenue #1, Markham, ON L3R 0H8

P.O. Box 113, Concession 5 Road St Davids, ON L0S 1P0

Early Acres Estate Winery 9494 Pioneer Line, Chathom, ON N7M 5J1


EastDell Estates Winery

Halpern Wine Enterprises

Joseph’s Estate Wines Inc.

Magnotta Wineries

1067 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

400 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2G7

1811 Niagara Stone Road (Hwy. 55) Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

4701 Ontario Street, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4

Erie Shore Vineyard 410 County Road 50 West, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Exultet Estates 1112 Royal Road, Milford, ON K0K 2P0

Featherstone Estate Winery 3678 Victoria Avenue, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

Fielding Estate Winery 4020 Locust Lane, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B2

Fieldstone Estate Vineyard 565 Bakker Road, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Five Row Craft Wine of Lowrey Vineyards 361 Tanbark Road, St. David’s, ON L0S 1P0

4362 Jordan Road, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0

Kacaba Vineyards Box 404, 3550 King Street, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

Harvest Estate Wines 1179 4th Avenue, St Catharines, ON L2R 6P9

Harwood Estate Vineyards 18908 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery 1469 Pelham Road, St. Catharines, ON L2R 6P7

Hernder Estate Wines 1607 8th Avenue, St. Catharines, ON L2R 6P7

Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery Inc 4152 Locust Lane RR 2, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B2

Hillebrand Estates Winery

Kawartha Country Wines

Malivoire Wine Company

2452 County Road 36, Buckhorn, ON K0L 2J0

Keint-he Winery and Vineyards 49 Hubbs Creek Road, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Kew Vineyards Estate Winery Ltd. 4680 King Street, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1

Kings Court Estate Winery 2083 Seventh Street, St. Catherines, ON L2R 6P9

2727 Seventh Avenue, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0

Foreign Affair Winery

Hillier Creek Estates Winery

Konzelmann Estate Winery

4890 Victoria Avenue North Vineland Station, ON L0R 2E0

Frogpond Farm

PO Box 149, 189 Davidson Road Roseneath, ON K0K 2X0

1385 Larkin Road, RR 6 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Hilltop Cellars Inc.

Hinterbrook Estate Winery G & H Wiley Ltd. 1175 Eighth Avenue, St Catharines, ON L2R 6P7

1181 Lakeshore Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

G. Marquis Vineyards

Hinterland Wine Company

4520 Ontario Street, PO Box 399 Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

Gallucci Winery Inc. 13204 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Gererations Wine Company Ltd. 178 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M7

Georgian Hills Vineyards Inc. 496350 Grey Road 2, Blue Mountains, ON N0H 1J0

Golden Leaf Estate Winery 2790 Regional Road 45, Langton, ON N0E 1G0

Good Earth Vineyard and Winery 4556 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1

Goulds Apple Orchard and Winery 5551 Fifth Line, R.R.#3, Tottenham, ON L0G 1W0

Grape Tree Estate Winery 308 Mersea Road 3, Leamington, ON N8H 3V5

Green Gables Winery 1600 Porter Road, Oxford Station, ON K0G 1T0

1258 Closson Road, RR #1, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

Hoity Toity Cellars 1723 Highway 9, Mildmay, ON N0G 2V0

Holland Marsh Wineries 18270 Keele Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 4V9

Hubbs Creek Vineyard 562 Danforth Road, Hillier, ON K0K 3L0

Huff Estates Winery PO Box 300, 2274 County Road 1 Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0

297 South Service Road, Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y6

Mastronardi Estate Winery 1193 Concession 3 East, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5

Meadow Lane Winery 44892 Talbot Line, St-Thomas, ON N5P 3S7

4041 Locust Lane, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

Lailey Vineyard Wines Inc

Milan Wineries Inc.

15940 Niagara River Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

6811 Steeles Avenue West, Etobicoke, ON M9V 4R9

3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

Mission Hill Wines 4037 Cherry Avenue, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

405 Britannia Road East, Suite 101 Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E6

Le Clos Jordanne

Moon Shadows Winery

Lakeview Cellars Estate Winery

2450 South Service Road Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0

12953 Highway # 118, RR#2, Comp. 512 Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0

Leaning Post Wines

Mountain Road Wine Company

1491 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5K9

4016 Mountain Street, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B7

Leaskdale Winery

Munro Honey & Meadery

PO Box 39, 12699 Durham Road #1 Uxbridge, ON L9P 1M8

LeBlanc Estate Winery

4888 Ontario Street North, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B3

Lift Haus Winery 805 Closson Road, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

Lighthall Vineyards Inc. 308 Lighthall Road, Milford, ON K0K 2P0

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

1208 Concession 1, RR #6 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Mike Weir Estates Winery

Long Dog Vineyards & Winery Inc.

3751 King Street, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

2145 Regional Road 55 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Half Moon Bay Winery

John Howard Cellars of Distinction

Magestic Wine Cellars

3271 County Road 13, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

271 Jevlan Drive, Unit 8, Woodbridge, ON L4L 8A4

GreenLane Estate Winery

Marynissen Estates Winery

804 Closson Road, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

Legends Estates Winery

8005 Jock Trail, Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0

4063 North Service Road, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1

Lacey Estates Vineyard & Winery

4716 4th Concession Road, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Jabulani Vineyard and Winery

Maple Grove Vineyard and Winery

Megalomaniac Winery

615 Concession 5 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

1499 Line 3, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

PO Box 475, 4260 King Street East Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

1096 Lakeshore Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Icellars Estate Winery

Inniskillin Wines

Maleta Estate Winery Ltd. 450 Queenston Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Kittling Ridge Wines & Spirits

46 Stapleton Road, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

271 Chrislea Road, Vaughan, ON L4L 8N6

561 Danforth Road, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Karlo Estates Winery

1249 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Flat Rock Cellars


Magnotta Winery Estates Ltd.

Harbour Estates Winery

3115 River Street, Alvinston, ON N0N 1A0

Muscedere Vineyards Estate Winery 7457 County Road 18, RR # 4, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Muskoka Lakes Winery 1074 Cranberry Road, Bala, ON P0C 1A0

New Zealand Winegrowers 74 Hurontario Street, Suite 206 Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L8

Niagara College Teaching Winery 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Niagara Wine Tours International 92 Picton Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

104 Brewers Road, Milford, ON K0K 2P0

Norfolk Estate Winery RR#1, 488 West Quarter Forestville Road St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0

Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard

Red Tail Vineyard

Small Talk Vineyards

The Ice House

1152 Greer Road, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

422 Partridge Hollow Road, RR #3 Consecon, ON K0K 1T0

1242 Irvine Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

PO Box 164, Queenston, ON L0S 1L0

Redstone Winery

Smith & Wilson Estate Wines

4245 King Street, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1

8368 Water Street, Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0

Reif Estate Winery

Southbrook Vineyards

North 42 Degrees Estate Winery Inc. 130 County Road 50 East, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Nyarai Cellars 599448 Concession Road 2 N., Annan, ON N0H 1B0

Oak Heights Estate Winery 337 Covert Hill Road RR#1, Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0

Ocala Orchards Winery 971 High Point Road, RR #2, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B3

Organized Crime Winery 403 Mountainview Road, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B7

Oxley Estate Winery 533 County Road 50 East, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Palatine Hills Estate Winery 911 Lakeshore Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Pearl Morissett Estate Winery

15608 Niagara Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Reimer Vineyards Winery 1289 Line 3 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Rennie Estate Winery 4260 King Street, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

Ridge Road Estate Winery 1205 Ridge Road, Vinemount, ON L8J 2X5

Ridgepoint Wines 3900 Cherry Avenue, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

Ridgeview Vineyards 805 Closson Road, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

3953 Jordan Road, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0

Riverbend Inn and Vineyard

Pelle Island Winery

PO Box 1560, 16104 Niagara River Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

455 Seacliff Drive, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2K5

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery Peller Estate Winery 290 John Street East Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

15376 Niagara Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Robert Thomas Estate Vineyard Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery 5600 King Street West, P.O. Box 550 Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

Philippe Dandurand Wines 10 Bay Street, Suite 814, Toronto, ON M5J 2R8

Piazza Grape Juice Company Ltd. 2479 Haines, Mississauga, ON L4Y 1Y7

784 County Road 18, RR #1 Cherry Valley, ON K0K 1P0

Rockway Vineyards 3290 Ninth Street, St Catharines, ON L2R 6P7

Rosehall Run Vineyards inc. 1243 Greer Road, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Rosehill Wine Cellars

Pillitteri Estates Winery

339 Olivewood Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2Z6

1696 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Rosewood Estates Winery

Pine Farms Cyder and Fruit Winery 2700 16th Sideroad, King City, ON L7B 1A3

Pondview Estate Winery 925 Line 2 - RR2, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Puddicombe Farm and Estate Winery 1468 # 8 Highway, Winona, Hamilton, ON L8E 5K9

Quai Du Vin Estate Winery Ltd.

4352 Mountainview Road, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B2

Royal DeMaria Wines 4551 Cherry Avenue, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1

581 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Southcorp Wines Canada 5255 Yonge Street, Suite 1111 North York, ON M2N 6P4

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery 1137 Boston Mills Rd., Caledon, ON L7C 0N1

Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery 7258 County Road 50 W., Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

St. Jacobs Winery & Cidery

Thirty Bench Winery PO Box 1172, 4281 Mountainview Road Beamsville, ON L0R 1B2

Thirty Three Vines 9261 Highway 33, The Loyalist Parkway Aldophustown, ON K4A 1M4

Thirty Three Vines 1385 Highway 62, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0

Thornbury Village Cidery

Three Dog Winery

76 Station Road, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

1920 Fish Lake Road, Demorestville, ON K0K 2T0

StoneChurch Vineyards

Trillium Hill Estate Winery

1242 Irvine Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

3420 Ninth Street South St. Catharines, ON L0R 2C0

Stoney Ridge Estate Winery

Trius Winery at Hillebrand

3201 King Street, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

1249 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Strathmore Orchard and Winery 3977 Bender Road, Monkland, ON K0C 1V0

Stratus Vineyards 2059 Niagra Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Strewn Winery 1339 Lakeshore Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0,

Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery 3210 Staff Avenue, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0

Sugarbush Vineyards Ltd. 1286 Wilson Road, RR1, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery

48995 Jamestown Line, RR # 2 Aylmer, ON N5H 2R2

Tawse Winery Box 822, 3955 Cherry Avenue Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

Twin Pines Orchards, Cider House, & Estate Winery 8169 Kennedy Line, Thedford, ON N0M 2N0

Two Bridges Vineyards 606 Crowes Road, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Two Sisters Vineyards 240 John Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Vieni Estates 4553 Fly Road, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B2

Viewpointe Estate Winery 151 County Road 50 East, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Vignoble Plamondon 20648 Loyalist Parkway (Hwy. 33) Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Vignoble Rancourt

Terra Estate Winery Inc.

1829 Concession 4 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Villa Nova Estate Winery

Sanson Estate Winery 9238 Walker Road, Amherstburg, ON N0R 1J0

896 Lakeside Drive, RR#2, Prince Edward County Consecon, ON K0K 1T0

Rancourt Winery

Scotch Block Farm Winery

The Devil’s Wishbone Winery

9365 10th Sideroad Halton Hills / Milton, ON L9T 2X9

251 Closson Road, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

Stanners Vineyard

45811 Fruitridge Line RR 5 St Thomas, ON N5P 3S9

1829 Concession 4 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

The Old Third Vineyard

90 King Street East, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

Rush Creek Wines

17598 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

16 King Street East, Millbrook, ON L0A 1G0

40 Benjamin Road East, Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z4

1425 Lakeshore Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Sandbanks Estate Winery

The Millbrook Winery

1014 County Road 7, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

RR# 4, 1449 Concession 13, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K3

Vineland Estates Winery Ltd 3620 Moyer Road, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Silver Peak Wine Cellars Inc.

The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery

Box 340, 1366 York Road, St. David’s, ON L0S 1P0

2400 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON L6L 6M8

990 Closson Road, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0

Vinoteca Inc Premium Winery 527 Jevlan Drive, Woodbridge, ON L4L 8W1


Vintner’s Cellar 15 Allan Drive Unit 1, Bolton, ON L7E 2B4

Vintner’s Cellar 164 Sandalwood Parkway # 105A Brampton, ON L6Z 3S4

Vintner’s Cellar 9222 Keele Street, Concord, ON L4K 5A3

Vintner’s Cellar 421 Greenbrook Drive, Unit 4 Kitchener, ON N2M 4K1

Vintner’s Cellar 1332 Huron Road E., London, ON N5V 2E2

Vintner’s Cellar 1201 Brittania Road West, Unit 16 Mississauga, ON L5V 1N2

Vintner’s Cellar 1708 Lakeshore Boulevard West Mississauga, ON L5J 1J5

Vintner’s Cellar 198 Springbank Avenue, Woodstock, ON N4S 7R3

Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario (VQA) Suite 1601, One Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1E5

Wagner Orchards & Estate Winery 1222 Concession 8 West (Lake Shore Road 103) Lake Shore, ON N0R 1K0

Waring House Vineyards 395 Sandy Hook Road, Picton, ON K0K 3V0

Waupoos Estates Winery 3016 County Road 8, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery 3751 King Street, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

Wescott Vineyards PO Box 1369, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

Whittamore’s Farm Winery 8100 Steeles Avenue East, Markham, ON L6B 1A8

Wicked Point Winery 237 Salmon Point Road, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Coteaux du Tremblay

Vignoble Angile

159 Chemin Cochrane, Compton, QC J0B 1L0

267, Reme Rang Ouest Saint-Michel-De-Bellechasse, QC G0R 3S0

Honeydew Apiaries

Domaine Bouchard-Champagne

6718 Route 19, Canoe Cove, PEI C0A 1H7

Matos Winery

Domaine Acer 145 Rue du Vieux Moulin, Auclair, QC G0L 1A0

23, Rang des Vingt Saint-Basile-le-Grand, QC J3N 1M2

3156 West River Road, St. Catherines, PEI COA 1HO

Domaine DesDuc

Newman Estate Winery

440, Route de l’Ile, Île du Collège Duhamel-Ouest, QC J9V 1E7

2404 Gladstone Road Murray Harbour, PEI C0A 1W0

Domaine du Cageot

Rossignol Estate Winery Regional Road 4, Murray River, PEI COA 1WO

QUEBEC Antolino Brongo 1840 Rang du Domaine Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, QC J0N 1M0

Aperi-Fruits Compton / Domaine Ives Hill

5455, Chemin St-André, Jonquière, QC G7X 7V4

Domaine du Ridge 205 Chemin Ridge, Saint-Armand, QC J0J 1T0

Domaine Félibre 740 Bean Road, Stanstead, QC J0B 3E0

Domaine Leduc-Piedimonte

Vignoble aux Pieds des Noyers 71, Grande-Côte Est, Route 138 Lanoraie, QC J0K 1E0

Vignoble biologique du Domaine des Météores 203 Chemin du Lac Grosleau (Route 317) Ripon, QC J0V 1V0

Vignoble Bouche-Art 96 de la Chapelle, Ile Bouchard St Sulpice, QC J6A 1A3

Vignoble Bourg Royal 1910 Rue des Erables, Charlesbourg, QC G2L 1R8

Vignoble Cappabianca 586 St-Jean-Baptiste, Mercier, QC J6R 2A7

Vignoble Carone Wines

30 Chemin de Marieville, Rougemont, QC J0L 1M0

75 Rue Roy Lanoraie Lanoraie d’Autray, QC J0K 1E0

Domaine Mont-Vézeau

Vignoble Carpinteri

365, Route 321 N., Ripon, QC J0V 1V0

3141 Chemin Du Pont Couvert Saint Ulric, QC G0J 3H0

12 Chemin Boyce, Compton, QC J0B 1L0

Domaine St-Jacques

Au Jardin d’Emmanuel

615 Boulevard Édouard VII St-Jacques-Le-Mineur, QC J0J 1Z0

Vignoble Chapelle Ste Agnes

Ferme Apicole Desrochers

Vignoble Clos de la Montagne

113 Rang 2 Gravel, Ferme-Neuve, QC J0W 1C0

330 de la Montagne Mont-Saint-Gregoire, QC J0J 1K0

153 Rang Ste-Sophie, Oka, QC J0N 1E0

Avant-Garde Vins & Spiritueux Suite 611, 1 McGill, Montreal, QC H2Y 4A3

La Maison Des Futailles, SLC

2565 Chemin Scenic, Sutton, QC J0E 2K0

Vignoble Clos du Roc Noir

P.O. Box 60, Pierrefonds, QC H9H 4K8

1250 Rue Nobel, Suite 275 Burcherville, QC J4B 5H1

Cassis Monna & Filles

La Romance Du Vin

Vignoble Clos Lambert

Cadenza Wines Inc

721 Chemin Royal Saint Pierre-Île-d’Orléans, QC G0A 4E0

Cava Spiliadis 5357 Park Avenue, Montreal, QC H2V 4G9

Chapelle Ste Agnes

108 Chemin du Bas de la Riviere Rigaud, QC J0P 1P0

690 Route de la Rivière Saint-Jean-Chrysostome (Levis), QC G6Z 2K9

L’Ambroisie de Mirabel

Vignoble Clos Mont-Saint-Hilaire

14501 Chemin Dupuis, Mirabel, QC J7N 3H7

Le Vignoble Du Clos Baillie 490 Baillie, Aylmer, QC J9J 3R5

2565 Chemin Scenic, Sutton, QC J0E 2K0

Philippe Dandurand Wines Chateau Taillefer Lafon

663 Bissell, Stanstead, QC J0B 3E0

1304 Greene Avenue, Westmount, QC H3Z 2B1

1500 Montee Champagne, Laval, QC H7X 3Z8

Societe De Vin Internationale, Ltd.

1194 Chemin de la Montagne Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC J3G 4S6

Vignoble Clos Ste-Croix de Dunham 3734 Rue Principale, Dunham, QC J0E 1M0

Vignoble Cote de Vaudreuil 2692A, Rte Harwood Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V 8P2

Ciderie Michel Jodoin

3838 Leman Blvd, Laval, QC H7E 1A1

5572 Bethesda Road, Stouffville, ON L4A 7X3

1130 Rang La Petite Caroline Rougemont, QC J0L 1M0

Val Caudalies Winery

Winery and Growers Alliance of Ontario

Clos St-Denis Verger-Vignoble Winery

Box 4000, 4890 Victoria Avenue North Vineland Station, ON L0R 2E0

1150 Chemin des Patriotes (Route 133) Saint-Denis-Sur-Richelieu, QC J0H 1K0

Wooden Bear L Winery Inc.

Clos Saragnat

801 Norfolk Street S., Simcoe, ON N2Y 4K1

100 Chemin Richford, Frelighsburg, QC J0J 1C0

270, ch Jean-Guérin O RR 3 Saint-Henri-de-Lévis, QC G0R 3E0

Ziraldo Estate Wine

Clos St-Ignace

Vignoble Angell

15468 Niagra Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

756 Rang Saint Isidore Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, QC J0K 2P0

Vignoble de L’Orpailleur

134, Rang St-Georges Saint-Bernard-De-Lacolle, QC J0J 1V0

1086 Rue Bruce, (Route 202), C.P. 339 Dunham, QC J0M 1M0

Willow Springs Winery



4921, Route Principale, Dunham, QC J0E 1M0

Verger Du Minot

Vignoble de la Riviere du Chene 807, Chemin de la Riviere Nord Saint-Eustache, QC J7R 4K3

Vignoble de la Sabliére

376 Chemin Covey Hill, Hemmingford, QC J0L 1H0

1050 Chemin Dutch (Route 235) Saint-Armand, QC J0J 1T0

Verger et Vignoble Casa Breton

Vignoble De Lavoie 100 Rang de la Montagne Rougemont, QC J0L 1M0

Vignoble de Sainte-Petronille

Vignoble du Faubourg

Vignoble l’Ange Gardien

Vignoble Les Petits Cailloux

1A Chemin du Bout de l’Île Sainte-Pétronille, QC G0A 4C0

479 Rue des Bourgault Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QC G0R 3G0

1418, Barriere, Ste-Foy, QC G2E 2J1

625 Rang de la Montagne St-Paul-d’Abbotsford, QC J0E 1A0

Vignoble des Artisans du Terroir

Vignoble du Marathonien

Vignoble le Cep d’Argent

1150 Rang de la Montagne St-Paul-d’Abbotsford, QC J0E 1A0

1257 Chemin de la Riviére, Magog, QC J1X 3W5

Vignoble les Trois Clochers

Vignoble le Domaine des 3 Moulins

341 Chemin Bruce, Route 202 Dunham, QC J0E 1M0

318 Route 202, Havelock, QC J0S 2C0

Vignoble Gagliano

Vignoble Des Négondos

869, Route 138, Neuville, QC G0A 2R0

7100, Rang Saint-Vincent Saint-Benoit de Mirabel, QC J7N 3N1

1046 Chemin Bruce, Dunham, QC J0E 1M0

Vignoble Isle de Bacchus

1090, Rang Sud, St-Thomas de Joliette, QC J0K 3L0

Vignoble des Pins

1071 Chemin Royal Saint-Pierre de Ille dOrleans, QC G0A 4E0

Vignoble Le Moulin du Petit Pré

Vignoble Morou Vineyard Vignoble Le Mernois

136 Grand Sabrevois, Sabrevois, QC J0J 2G0

238 Route 221, Napierville, QC J0J 1L0

Vignoble Sainte-Eulalie 895 Rang des Ormes, Sainte-Eulalie, QC G0Z 1E0

7007 Avenue Royale, Chateau-Richer, QC G0A 1N0

Vignoble Dietrich-Jooss

Vignoble J.O. Montpetit et Fils

407 Grande Ligne, Iberville, QC J2X 4J2

398 Chemin St-Louis St-Etienne de Beauharnois, QC J0S 1S0

Vignoble le Nordet 991 Chemin des Iles, Pintendre, QC G6C 1B5

2190 Rang St-David St-Gabriel-de-Brandon, QC J0K 2N0

Vignoble Kobloth

Vignoble Leroyer St-Pierre

905 Le Grand Boulevard Ouest Saint-Bruno, QC J3V 4P6

182 Route 221, Napierville, QC J0J 1LO

Vignoble Saint-Remi

Vignoble Domaine de la Source a Marguerite 3788, Chemin Royal, Ste-Famille Ile dOrleans, QC G0A 3P0

Vignoble les Arpents de Neige

Vignoble Domaine de l’Ardennais

Vignoble la Bauge

158 Ridge, Stanbridge East, QC J0J 2H0

4042, Principale, Dunham, QC J0E 1M0

155, Rue des Érables, Brigham, QC J2K 4E1

Vignoble les Blancs Coteaux

Vignoble Domaine de l’Ile Ronde

Vignoble la Cache a Maxime

Vignoble Saint-Gabriel

812 Route 203, Howick, QC J0S 1G0

Vignoble Sous Les Charmilless 3747 Chemin Dunant, Rock Forest, QC J1N 3B7

Vignoble Vents d’Ange

265, Rue Drouin, C.P. 929, Scott, QC G0S 3G0

1046 Chemin Bruce, Route 202 Dunham, QC J0E 1M0

879 Rue Bruce (Route 202), Dunham, QC J0E 1M0

Vignoble La Halte des Pèlerins

Vignoble les Chants de Vignes 459 Ch de la Rivière, Canton Magog, QC J1X 3W5

Vignoble Domaine du Ridge

693 Chemin du Sanctuaire Sherbrooke, QC J1H 0E1


Vignoble les Cotes du Gavet

Aspen Grove Cottage Winery Inc.

Ile Ronde, C.P. 322, St-Sulpice, QC J5W 4L9

Vignoble Domaine des Cotes d’Ardoise

205 Chemin Ridge, Saint Armand, QC J0J 1T0

Vignoble Domaine les Brome 259 Chemin de Brome, C.P. 205 Bromont, QC J2L 1A9

Vignoble La Marée Montante

1690, Chemin de l’Aqueduc, Tingwick, QC J0A 1L0

P.O. Box 218, White City, SK S0G 5B0

568 Rang Saint-Charles Ouest Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska, QC G0L 2G0

Vignoble les Diurnes

Banach Winery

205 Montee Lebeau, Cowansville, QC J2K 3G6

P.O. Box 1853, 341 - 22nd Street Battleford, SK S0M 0E0

Vignoble la Mission

Vignoble Domaine Royarnois 146, Chemin du Cap-Tourmente St-Joachim-De-Montmorency, QC G0A 3X0

1044 Pierre Laporte, (Route 241) Brigham, QC J2K 4R3

Vignoble du Coteau St. Paul

Vignoble la Roche Des Brises

1595 Rue Principale, Route 112 St. Paul d’Abbotsford, QC J0E 1A0

839 Chemin Principal St-Joseph-du-Lac, QC J0N 1M0

2007 Rue Principale Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, QC J0N 1M0

Vignoble les Murmures 2750 Chemin Noiseux St-Jean-Baptiste, QC J0L 2B0

Cypress Hills Vineyard and Winery

Vignoble les Pervenches

Living Sky Winery

150 Chemin Boulais, Farnham, QC J2N 2P9

Box 32, Perdue, SK S0K 3C0

Box 122, Maple Creek, SK S0N 1N0

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