CANADIAN AWARD WINNING ICEWINE PLEASES PALATES IN WORLD MARKETSFROM Government of Canada, International Relations: Here’s a recipe for winemaking success: take a Sicilian couple with a dream to open a winery, add warm summer weather, the frosty chill of a Canadian winter, and mix them together to create a delicious icewine that’s...
EARLY ICEWINE HARVEST HELPS INCREASE YIELDSNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario- Pillitteri Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake was lucky to receive an early Christmas present from Mother Nature with the recent downswing of temperatures. On Wednesday evening temperatures reached below -8°C and the 2017 Icewine...
PILLITTERI WINS FIRST EVER TROPHY FOR A CANADIAN WINE AT SIX NATIONS WINE CHALLENGE IN AUSTRALIA
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 NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE’S COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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.
FLURRY OF ICEWINE HARVESTING BEGINS
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.
ICEWINE HARVEST SEASON STARTS IN NOTL
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.