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Pillitteri Estates Winery
April 13, 2006 -- For Immediate Release
Verona, Italy/Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada- Pillitteri Estates Winery took top honours at the 2006 Vinitaly International Wine Competition, held in Verona, Italy on April 6 to 11th.
Pillitteri Estates Winery was awarded two Grand Golds at the 14th
Edition of Vinitaly for the 2004 vintages of Vidal Icewine and Vidal
Sparkling Icewine. Both wines have received international acclaim
in the past few months. The Vidal Icewine 2004 received a highly
prized Bacchus Gold at Spain's most esteemed competition this past
month, and the Vidal Sparkling Icewine, was awarded North America's
only medal this past November at Effervescents du Monde. The international
wine competition recognizes the best sparkling wines in the world
and awarded Pillitteri a rare Grand Gold Medal for its 2004 Vidal
Sparkling Icewine, the Effervescents du Monde's highest honour.
It is the third consecutive year that Pillitteri has been awarded a Grand Gold, an impressive record indicating the winery's commitment and consistency to excellence and quality. Charles Pillitteri, VP Sales was in attendance in Verona at Vinitaly, to personally accept the awards while attending the wine trade show that accompanies the competition. "We are absolutely thrilled to receive two Grand Golds for our Icewines. This honour is indicative of how Canadian Icewines continue to dominate the medals in the sweet wine categories at international wine competitions, reinforcing their place as one of the best sweet wines in the world." Sue-Ann Staff, Pillitteri's Winemaster adds, "We are all so honoured at Pillitteri Estates Winery to have received continued international praise and recognition for our Icewines. It is truly a reflection of the dedication, innovation and pride everyone with the Pillitteri team has for Canada's flagship product."
Pillitteri Estates Winery is a family owned and operated business founded in 1993 situated on 53 acres of vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Since its short inception, the winery has experienced tremendous growth and has established itself as a leader in the industry. It currently exports to 26 countries and is the largest estate producer of Icewine in the world. Pillitteri has won over 400 international and domestic awards, reflecting the winery's commitment to producing premium VQA wines.
Mentioned wines are currently available at the winery or can be purchased on-line at www.pillitteri.com
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