VAUGHAN, ON, Dec. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Twenty-five years ago, co-founders
Gabe and Rossana Magnotta opened their first retail store in Vaughan
and set off on a new path to produce wines and sell them directly to
consumers. They wanted to be a better way to buy wine, offering the
best value and selection without compromising on quality. Hoping wine
lovers would give them a try, they sold their products for
significantly less than comparable wines at the LCBO. It worked and
made the company the iconic winery and success story it is today.
Magnotta is now a major Canadian wine producer.
With five family-owned and operated vineyards in the heart of the
Niagara Peninsula and expansive production facilities in Vaughan and
Beamsville, the company oversees the quality of its entire winemaking
process from harvesting, crushing and fermentation to vinification and
bottling, earning the company over 4,500 awards for product excellence.
Most importantly, it continues to sell directly to consumers at
winery-direct prices, growing from its first store in Vaughan to 13
independent locations in Ontario with over 180 different wines to
satisfy any budget including one of the largest portfolios of VQA wines
Over the years, Magnotta's relationship with the LCBO has also expanded
and strengthened through various new brands it has launched at LCBO
stores including G. Marquis, Kittling Ridge, Magnotta Iced Apple and
Magnotta Small Batch Cider.
To thank customers for their patronage, Rossana Magnotta, CEO of
Magnotta Winery Corporation, said the company is celebrating its 25th
anniversary with a year-long campaign.
"Each month customers will find something new at our stores including a
very special collection of 25th anniversary wines I've personally put
together that will be released throughout the year. From table wines
and premium wines to sparkling wines, each wine will be a new varietal
or blend or something iconic from the past that we've brought back for
a limited time to celebrate our history. The new products will be
supported with in-store events, anniversary pricing and special
promotions. We hope our customers enjoy this sense of surprise every
About Magnotta Winery
Magnotta Winery is a proud, Ontario family winery and grape grower
steeped in innovative winemaking and local history for 25 years. One of
Canada's leading wine producers and the third largest winery in
Ontario, Magnotta is Canada's most award winning winery with over 4,500
awards for product excellence. The company has more than 180 acres of
vineyards in the heart of Ontario's Niagara wine region and over 351
acres in the Maipo Valley, Chile's most sought after grape growing
region. With over 180 wines including VQA, premium and specialty wines
and world-famous Icewines, Magnotta sells directly to consumers at
winery-direct prices through its 13 independent stores in Ontario. It
is also the only company of its kind in Ontario licensed to produce and
sell wine, beer and spirits. For a look at Magnotta's 25-year history,
go to: www.magnotta.com/Anniversary.aspx.
Magnotta is kicking off its 25th anniversary with complimentary customer
appreciation events on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at its Vaughan
winery, 271 Chrislea Road.
DAY EVENT - 12 pm to 6 pm
Outdoor Ice Bar featuring Icewine paired with roasted chestnuts. Open to
the public. Please request a media pass prior to the event.
EVENING EVENT - 6 pm to 9 pm by RSVP ONLY
Anniversary Cellar Bash
This event is now sold out. However, if you would like to cover it for your media outlet, please
contact Alessia Magnotta for a media pass at 905-738-9463, toll free at
1-800-461-9463 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Ice Bar featuring Icewine paired with roasted chestnuts
Tasting of Magnotta's new 25th Anniversary Riesling Sparkling Wine
Barrel tastings with Rossana Magnotta
Gourmet food stations and hors d'oeuvres
Glass blowing artist
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