Pillitteri Estates Winery has achieved what no other Canadian Wine has to date, winning a Best in Show Trophy at the Six Nations Wine Challenge. The Trophy has been awarded to the Reserve Riesling Icewine from the stellar 2013 vintage.
Pillitteri Estates Winery is so honoured to be Niagara-on-the-Lake’s 2016 Company of the Year. The Spirit of Niagara Awards Ceremony in partnership with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce made the announcement at a ceremony held at Queens Landing on Tuesday February 2nd. The Pillitteri family moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1965 and Pillitteri Estates Winery has been a proud member of the community for 23 years.
St Catharines Standard – The squeeze was on to get Niagara’s famous icy berries off the vine. By mid-morning Monday, temperatures across the peninsula had finally sunk to below –8°C for at least a few hours. That’s the outdoor threshold needed before the frozen berries can be harvested, pressed and fermented into the sweet icewine delicacy.
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — It wasn’t just those ardent fans of a white Christmas that were cursing the warm weather seen in late December, icewine makers found it a little worrisome as well. Those fears were pushed aside this week, however, when temperatures dipped below -10 degrees Celsius long enough for icewine harvest season to get underway.