WINE COUNCIL OF ONTARIO MEMBERS ARE HEADED TO ONTARIO’S CELEBRATION ZONE DURING THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM/PARAPAN AM GAMES


VINELAND, ON – The Wine Council of Ontario (WCO), in partnership with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC), is pleased to announce that nineteen WCO member wineries will be participating at Ontario’s Celebration Zone at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games this summer.

OTMPC is taking advantage of the spotlight from the Games to host a showcase of the ‘Best of Ontario’ for 38 funfilled days. Ontario’s Celebration Zone will be open to the public on Friday, July 10 to Sunday, August 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

It is estimated that Ontario will receive an additional quarter million visitors during the three weeks the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are happening. The WCO will help OTMPC promote Ontario as a tourism destination by showcasing a variety of Ontario VQA wines at Ontario’s Celebration Zone and encourage tourists to visit Ontario’s world-class wine growing regions.

“We are looking forward to showcasing Ontario VQA wines to the rest of the world. Visitors from across the globe will have the opportunity to taste and experience Ontario’s wine country in one location” said Paul Speck, President of Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, adding that “participating wineries will also encourage visitors to escape the city for a day and visit the wineries across Ontario.”

The WCO and its members are thrilled to help support what will be a memorable and successful event by sharing wine country with the rest of the world.

PARTICIPATING WCO WINERIES:

  • Angels Gate Winery
  • Between the Lines Winery
  • Creekside Estate Winery
  • Fielding Estate Winery
  • Gallucci Winery
  • GreenLane Estate Winery
  • Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery
  • Huff Estates Winery
  • Mike Weir Winery
  • Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard
  • Pillitteri Estates Winery
  • Reif Estate Winery
  • Rosewood Estates Winery
  • Small Talk Vineyards
  • Stoney Ridge Estate Winery
  • Tawse Winery
  • Vieni Wine & Spirits
  • Vineland Estates Winery
  • Willow Springs Winery

The WCO leads the growth and profitability of Ontario’s respected VQA wine sector – through strategic partnership and authoritative trusted advocacy. As a non-profit trade association, the WCO represents over 100 wineries from across the three designated viticultural areas of the province (Niagara, Prince Edward County and Lake Erie North Shore – including Pelee Island) as well as emerging wine producing regions such as Ontario’s South Coast and Georgian Bay/Grey County. Our members are independently owned small and medium sized enterprises – grape growers, manufacturers and leaders in tourism in their communities. Our members are the future of Ontario’s wine industry which is a source of new investment, jobs and award-winning wines.

For more information, please contact: info@winecouncilofontario.ca | 905 562 8070 ext. 225


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