Canada: East and West Coasts Blend Wine Regions in a Bottle

on 11/11/10 at 12:19 pm


Inniskillin's East West series blends grapes from Ontario & British Columbia.

Mississauga, Ontario — A new series of wines is breaking ground in Canada, marrying fruit from the country’s two major viticultural regions in a single bottle.

Vincor Canada, a subsidiary of Fairport, N.Y.-based Constellation Brands, launched its East West series under the Inniskillin banner in September. The initial release features Riesling-Gewürztraminer, Cabernet-Shiraz and Merlot-Cabernet blends. Vincor produced approximately 3,000 cases of each wine; the white blend retails for approximately CA$17 per bottle and the red blends at CA$18 per bottle.

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