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2009 30 March


Verona, Italy –

InniskillinandBruce Nicholson, Director of Inniskillin Winemakingare very pleased to announce the exciting news of winning the top award at the17thInternational Wine CompetitionatVinitaly 2009.

In order to qualify and capture thisGran Vinitaly Awardthe wines must have received the highest score based upon two Gold Medals obtained in two different categories. The two categories were Sparkling Wines and Sweet Wines.

GOLD- 2006 Sparkling Vidal Icewine

GOLD-2006 Vidal Oak Aged Icewine

Three additional Inniskillin Wines receivedGran Menzione:

2007 Riesling Icewine

2007 Vidal Icewine

2007 Montague Vineyard Chardonnay

Nicholsoncomments, “I am very happy to see that our wines have been recognized on the international stage with the highest honour at Vinitaly 2009. My pride was strengthened when I realized that only 3% of the wines submitted received medals. It once again reinforces my belief in the quality of wines we are able to consistently produce in Niagara. We will continue to strive to keep our wines at this high level.” 

The many combined efforts of theWinemakingandViticultural Teamsis to be recognized as a major reason for this collective success.

Donald Ziraldo, Inniskillin Cofounder, will be attending the Vinitaly Award’s Ceremony on April 2ndto accept the award on behalf ofBruce Nicholson.

Vinitaly 2009reconfirms that it is the most selective event of its kind in the world, noting that only 113 medals were awarded this year out of 3,539 entries.  This included 34 countries and judged by an international panel of 105 judges. 

The Icewines are available internationally and in Duty Free and can be found in 68 countries around the world.


For further information please visit



Bruce Nicholson, Winemaker, Inniskillin Niagara  905-468-2187 x 5407 or 1-888-466-4754 x 5407

Deborah Pratt, Winery Public Relations Manager   905-468-2187 x 5410 or 1-888-466-4754 x 5410

Randy Dufour, Export Director   001-905-564-3003 x5724


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