Video: Prince Edward County Wines and Free My Grapes

On CTV News today, Leanne and I chat about the glorious wines of Prince Edward County, as well as why it’s a great region to visit.

I’ll list the wines we mentioned here soon.

You can watch our second wine video segment here.

We also discuss the new campaign from the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) to encourage interprovincial trade ministers to make direct to home delivery legal, as the federal government has already passed legislation to do so via Bill C-311 six years ago.

You can add your voice to this important campaign at actnow.freemygrapes.ca.
Click the link above ;)

Interesting Facts and Stats
  • Canada is the only wine producing country in the world that doesn’t allow its citizens to order wine for direct delivery to their homes from any winery in the country.
  • It’s legal to buy a hand gun and ship it across provincial borders, but not our own wine.
  • Wine is the highest value-added agricultural product we produce in Canada. It’s the just about the only food and drink product we put on the dinner or restaurant table in its original packaging.
  • Every bottle of Canadian wine that’s made from 100% Canadian grapes contributes almost $90 to the Canadian economy compared to roughly $15 for a bottle of imported wine.
  • The Canadian wine industry contributes $9 billion to Canada’s economy.
  • For every $1 spent on Canadian wine, $3.42 is generated in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • Over 37,000 Canadians are employed in our industry.
  • Some 88% of Canadians believe that Canada’s agricultural and wine industries will benefit if there are more ways in which local wine can be purchased.
  • Some 94% of Canadians support a constitutional right to ship legally-purchased wine between provinces
  • These regulations restrict the growth of thriving wine industries in B.C., Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia and also up-and-coming grape growing regions in other parts of Canada.
  • There are now 700 wineries in Canada, with 180 wineries in Ontario alone.
  • Ontario produces 90% of Canadian wine, BC just under 10% with Nova Scotia and Quebec producing the balance of grape-based wine.
  • Wines made from other fruit, such as blueberries, strawberries and blackberries, are located in the other provinces that don’t have the climate conditions to make grape-based wines.

Three Dog Winery Malcolm’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Dog Winery Dog House Pinot Noir 2017
Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Dog Winery Reiki Riesling 2017
Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westcott Estate Pinot Noir 2015
Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westcott Rosé 2017
Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2016
Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosehall Run Liberated Unoaked Chardonnay 2017
Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail Estate Winery Unfiltered Chardonnay 2015
Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosehall Run JCR Pinot Noir 2016
Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanners Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanners Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

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