(OTTAWA, ON) – Amongst the pavilions in the overseas section of ProWein 2018, being held in Düsseldorf, Germany, there will be a special spotlight on Canadian wines, as 29 of the country’s producers come together to show some of Canada’s undiscovered gems. Wineries from 3 Canadian provinces will be represented, offering tastings of diverse wine styles and varietals, from British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.
Essex County will be represented by two long-standing wine producers, Colio Estate Wines and Pelee Island Winery.
“Ontario’s wine growing region is proud to be a strong part of Canada’s national wine story at this year’s ProWein,” Magdalena Kaiser, the director of public relations at the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, one of the organizers of the Canadian pavilion at ProWein, said. “Ontario wineries are excited to showcase signature examples of our cool-climate wines including Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Sparkling, and Icewine.”
Over 100 wines from all 29 producers will be on display on the trade floor from March 18 through March 20. From BC’s fruit-driven and structured wines to Ontario’s limestone-driven wines exhibiting characteristic minerality, and Nova Scotia’s signature aromatic whites and cooler-climate sparklings, the Wines of Canada pavilion should be a definite stop on your list.
Wine journalist Jamie Goode expressed his admiration for Canadian producers.
“Canada’s wine scene continues to thrill and excite me,” Goode said. “As a journalist and a regular visitor to Canada’s wine country, I keep on finding new surprises. This is what keeps me coming back; superb wines made by dedicated and creative wine growers, often working in challenging climatic conditions where, if they get it right, it’s possible to make something worth all the effort.”