NIAGARA, ON, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Wine Country Ontario hits the road this summer in its shiny new retro-fitted truck, taking the wine tasting experience directly to consumers across Ontario. Dubbed 'Dare to Compare', the mobile tour showcases Ontario VQA wines and encourages Ontarians to sample and discover what's great about local…for free!
The 16-week tour will make weekly stops in various municipalities, including Toronto, Oakville, Hamilton, Ottawa, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Barrie, Gravenhurst and Blue Mountain. Each weekend, the truck will set up shop at local festivals and events, making unexpected stops along the way. A complete list of scheduled stops can be found at www.winecountryontario.ca/tasteontariowine.
"While consumers are always invited to experience the magic of Ontario Wine Country first hand, we know this isn't possible for everyone. So, this summer we decided to bring the experience to them," says Hillary Dawson, President of the Wine Council of Ontario for 'Wine Country Ontario'. "The wine truck will transport them to Ontario Wine Country, if only for a moment, offering them a delicious taste of their own backyard. We couldn't be more excited to travel this wonderful province, spread the Wine Country Ontario message and meet fabulous people along the way."
The campaign will be promoted via social media on Wine Country Ontario's Facebook page and Twitter feed. Consumers are also encouraged to follow the truck using the hashtag #followthetruck or by visiting www.winecountryontario.ca/tasteontariowine.
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 promotes Ontario's vintners and the unique qualities of our authentic, 100% VQA wines.
Video with caption: "Video - On the road across Ontario sampling VQA wines from Ontario's wine appellations. Visit www.winecountryontario.ca/tasteontariowine for the schedule of stops near you.". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKu2zMmoCz0
Image with caption: "#FollowTheTruck all summer long. Check out our upcoming schedule of stops: www.winecountryontario.ca/tasteontariowine (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140619_C3447_PHOTO_EN_3760.jpg
Image with caption: "A Day in the life of the Wine Country Ontario VQA Mobile Wine Truck - Summer Tour (CNW Group/Wine Country Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140619_C3447_PHOTO_EN_3761.jpg
SOURCE: Wine Country Ontario
For further information: Media contact: Magdalena Kaiser-Smit, Director of Public Relations - Marketing & Tourism, Wine Council of Ontario for "Wine Country Ontario", www.winecountryontario.ca, Twitter @winecountryont, Cell: 905-246-1922 (best number), 905-562-8070 ext. 228, Magdalena@winesofontario.org