Andrew Peller Limited

Andrew Peller Limited

December 03, 2015 15:10 ET

Andrew Peller Limited Named Canadian Wine Producer of the Year

GRIMSBY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2015) - Andrew Peller Limited (TSX:ADW.A)(TSX:ADW.B) (the "Company") announced today that it has been awarded "Canadian Wine Producer of the Year" by the International Wine and Spirit Competition ("IWSC") at its 2015 Annual Awards Banquet held at the Guildhall in London, England on November 26, 2015.

Established in 1969, the IWSC was the first competition to seek out the best wines, sprits and liqueurs from around the globe. Now one of the world's foremost wine competitions, the IWSC's panel of carefully selected industry experts comprised of Masters of Wine, wine buyers, sommeliers, qualified wine educators and respected wine journalists judges wines from more than 90 countries in a rigorous seven-month process that includes a double-blind tasting as well as chemical and microbiological analysis. An IWSC award is recognized internationally as a badge of excellence and quality.

"We are very proud to have been selected as Canadian Wine Producer of the Year by the IWSC, a true honour and a testament to the dedication and talent of our winemaking teams, and the quality of the wines we produce each and every day," commented John Peller, President and Chief Executive Officer.

In addition to winning Canadian Wine Producer of the Year, the Company's Ontario and British Columbia wines were recognized with a number of individual medals:

Peller Estates: Thirty Bench:
Gold - 2012 Riesling Icewine Gold Outstanding - 2013 SL Riesling Triangle Vineyard
Silver Outstanding - 2013 Oak Aged Icewine Silver - 2013 SL Riesling Steel Post
Silver - 2013 Vidal Icewine Silver - 2012 Benchmark Red
Silver - 2013 Cabernet Franc Icewine Silver - 2012 SL Merlot
Silver - 2013 Private Reserve Vidal Icewine Silver - 2012 SL Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver - 2012 APSS Cabernet Franc Bronze - 2012 SL Pinot Noir
Bronze - 2012 APSS Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze - 2012 SL Cabernet Franc
Bronze - 2013 Private Reserve Chardonnay
Trius: Sandhill:
Gold - 2012 Trius Grand Red Silver Outstanding - 2013 Riesling Icewine
Silver Outstanding - 2013 Showcase Vidal Icewine Silver - 2012 Merlot SEV
Silver - 2012 Showcase RHS Merlot Bronze - 2013 Chardonnay SEV
Silver - 2012 Showcase Red Shale Cabernet Franc Bronze - 2012 Cabernet Merlot VV
Silver - 2012 Showcase East Block Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver - 2012 Showcase Chardonnay WF Oliveira Vineyard Red Rooster:
Silver - 2012 Reserve Syrah
Wayne Gretzky Estates: Silver - 2013 Riesling Icewine
Silver - 2012 ES Cabernet Merlot Bronze - 2013 Chardonnay
Bronze - 2013 ES Chardonnay Bronze - 2013 Reserve Pinot Gris
Bronze - 2013 ES Pinot Noir Bronze - 2013 Cabernet Franc Icewine

About Andrew Peller Limited

Andrew Peller Limited is a leading producer and marketer of quality wines in Canada. With wineries in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, the Company markets wines produced from grapes grown in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula, British Columbia's Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, and from vineyards around the world. With a focus on serving the needs of all wine consumers, the Company also produces and markets premium personal winemaking products through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Global Vintners Inc., the recognized leader in personal winemaking products. Global Vintners distributes products through over 170 Winexpert authorized retailers and more than 600 independent retailers across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and China. Global Vintners award-winning premium and ultra-premium winemaking brands include Selection, Vintners Reserve, Island Mist, KenRidge, Cheeky Monkey, Ultimate Estate Reserve, Traditional Vintage, and Cellar Craft. More information about the Company can be found at

Andrew Peller Limited common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:ADW.A)(TSX:ADW.B).

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