Pop-up Tasting Bar with VQA Wines of Ontario

Holiday shoppers invited to sample at Mapleview Shopping Centre

VINELAND, ON, Nov. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - VQA Wines of Ontario is pleased to partner with Mapleview Shopping Centre to offer shoppers the exclusive opportunity to taste local Ontario VQA wines while shopping this holiday season. The Toast to Good Taste Pop-up is located on the lower lever between H&M and Forever 21 and will be set up over five weekends from now until December 20th.

Wines from 32 wineries from all three wine growing regions of Ontario will be featured including Lake Erie North Shore, Niagara Peninsula and Prince Edward County. Ontario wines are especially food-friendly and perfect for holiday entertaining, feasts and celebrations.

"The VQA Wines of Ontario Pop-up Tasting Bar at Mapleview is an exciting environment for consumers to discover local wine while shopping for the holidays. Ontario wines continue to gain domestic and international accolades for their quality. This sampling opportunity is a fun way for Ontarians to taste and fall in love with our wines," said Sylvia Augaitis, ED of Marketing at the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario.

"Mapleview is very proud to partner with VQA Wines of Ontario to provide our customers with a truly unique experience this holiday season. This event gives holiday shoppers a chance to treat themselves and enjoy a sample of local wine and perhaps discover something new," said Nicole Camara, Marketing Director Mapleview Shopping Centre.

This limited time pop-up tasting bar is open from November 19th - December 20th.

Nov.  19th – 29th

  • Thursday 4-9 p.m.
  • Friday 3-9 p.m.
  • Saturday 12-6 p.m.
  • Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Dec. 3rd – 20th

  • Thursday 4-9 p.m.
  • Friday 2-9 p.m.
  • Saturday 12-9 p.m.
  • Sunday 12-9 p.m.

For full details including participating wineries please visit www.winecountryontario.ca/tasteontariowine . Consumers can share their experiences on social media by including hashtag #VQA4TheHolidays.

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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