Redstone Winery named 2017 Canadian Winery of the Year

Leaving no Stone Unturned: Moray Tawse strikes Gold again this time with Redstone 

BEAMSVILLE, ON, July 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Redstone Winery is thrilled to announce that it has been named Canadian Winery of the year by WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada. The annual competition recognizes the best in Canadian wines as well as the top performing wineries in the nation's industry. This exciting honour is the first for Redstone since opening its doors in May of 2015.

In a reversal of roles winemaker Rene Van Ede takes the lead on winemaking duties at Redstone supported by Paul Pender in a consulting capacity.  No stranger to the industry, Van Ede has been an integral part of the winemaking successes of sister winery Tawse for the past nine years; supporting head winemaker Pender in an assistant role. Collectively the duo have claimed 5 Winery of the Year Awards.

This year's competition saw more than 1700 entries from some 272 wineries.  Along with proprietor Moray Tawse, Van Ede is thrilled that country's leading wine writers and judges at the 2017 competition have awarded Redstone 10 medals in total including 2 Platinum, 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze.

When recently asked about the most gratifying aspect of his work on the Redstone project Van Ede says: "Freedom. As a winemaker, many factors influence the quality of the wine. When making Redstone wines, I am not limited to a style or a terroir, so freedom to create a wine that is first and foremost tasty is always my goal. When working on the Tawse wines we lean toward old world sensibilities, while the Redstone portfolio meshes old and new worlds to create wines that bear a sense of place and are very simply; enjoyable."             

For more information and a complete list of the award-winning wines, including where to find them at a store near you, visit www.redstonewines.ca.

About Redstone Winery:  Redstone Winery is an ultra-premium Niagara winery whose portfolio is comprised of the Redstone and Brickyard brands. Owned and operated by the Tawse family, Redstone wines are sold at the winery, nationally direct-to-consumer as well as in LCBO stores and licensed establishments. The Hospitality Centre at Redstone is home to both wine boutique and The Restaurant at Redstone.

For media inquiries, interviews and bottle shots please contact Kelly Van Hoffen at 905.563.9463 or k.vanhoffen@redstonewines.ca.

SOURCE Red Stone Winery

For further information: Media Contact: Kelly Van Hoffen, 905.563.9463 x 206, k.vanhoffen@redstonewines.ca

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