Ontario Wineries head to Manhattan

NYC Media and Trade invited to taste cool climate wines 

VINELAND, ON, Oct. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Building upon the highly successful London Calling media and trade tasting held in London, England this past May, Ontario wine producers are excited to visit one of their closest neighbours. Twelve Ontario wineries are heading to New York City to present their cool climate VQA wines at Bar Boulud on November 2nd.

Ontario wine continues to gain attention at home and abroad with most recent international acclaim in Wine and Spirits Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet Traveller and Decanter Magazine.

"As a sommelier, I am always searching for wines that speak of place. Wines that are balanced with fruit, acid and structure. Wines that have the ability to age but also that are easy to drink while relatively young. Wines that belong on the dinner table. Wines of Ontario have all of these things and more.", said Michael Madrigale, Wine Director for Bar Boulud & Boulud Sud in New York City.

"Ontario wineries are excited to be going back to one of the most exciting wine markets in the world. This is an excellent opportunity for media and trade to taste some of the best examples of our key varietals including riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet franc and gamay noir.", said Sylvia Augaitis, ED of Marketing at the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario. "People around the globe know us for our excellence in Icewine and now they can experience our amazing table wine story."

The New York City wine event will be held at Bar Boulud at 1900 Broadway, New York, NY located across from Manhattan's Lincoln Centre, for invited media and wine professionals. RSVP to magdalena@wmao.ca.

The 12 VQA Wineries of Ontario include:

Bachelder, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Cave Spring Cellars, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Closson Chase, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Flat Rock Cellars, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Henry of Pelham Family Estate, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Malivoire Wine Company, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Peller Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Stratus, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Tawse Winery, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario
Vineland Estates Winery, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario

The Wine Marketing Association of Ontario is dedicated to promoting the VQA wines of Ontario - both the vintners and the unique qualities of our authentic VQA wines that are made exclusively from 100% Ontario-grown grapes. Wine Country Ontario is dedicated to promoting Ontario's wine-growing regions - from the wines and wineries themselves to the complete experience of each destination: local cuisine, year-round activities and warm hospitality. Wine Country Ontario is a brand trademark of the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario.

SOURCE Wine Marketing Association of Ontario

For further information: Media contact: Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, Magdalena Kaiser, Director of Public Relations - Marketing & Tourism, (905) 684-8070 ext. 228, cell: (905) 246-1922, magdalena@wmao.ca

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