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This profile was last updated on 1/31/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

President

Vineland Estates Winery Ltd
3620 Moyer Road
Vineland , Ontario L0R 2C0
Canada

Company Description: Vineland Estates Winery produces 60,000 cases of wine annually, the majority of which is made from estate grown fruit. Many of our varietal wines are labeled under...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
The Canadian Vintners Association – Board of Directors
www.canadianvintners.com, 31 Jan 2015 [cached]
Allan Schmidt, President
Board of Governors Members
www.niagaracollege.ca, 28 July 2014 [cached]
Allan Schmidt (Chair)
Allan Schmidt, Treasurer & ...
freshtap.com, 7 Feb 2015 [cached]
Allan Schmidt, Treasurer & Partner of FreshTAP Ontario
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Allan is third generation in his family in the Canadian wine industry with roots that reach back to his grandfather Frank, a well-respected grape and wine pioneer in British Columbia. A family commitment to innovative viticulture plus an unwavering dedication to a growing wine industry is the background of Allan's earliest memories and remains his driving force today. In 1980, when Allan was 17, the Schmidt family became co-founders of Sumac Ridge Winery in the Okanagan Valley. This leading move was spearheaded by his parents Noreen and Lloyd, who have since played a significant role in shaping viticultural practices in Canada and the Eastern US.
After oenological training in California at Heitz Cellars and viticulture training in the Nahe region of Germany, Allan moved to Ontario in 1987 to take up the position of Winemaker and General Manager at Vineland Estates Winery. The family connection remains strong as Allan holds the position of President and works alongside his brother Brian, who has been Vineland Estates' Winemaker for over 22 years.
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Allan holds many political positions in the wine industry including being Chair of the Wine Council of Ontario, and Director on the Canadian Vitners Association as well as the Ontario Grape and Wine Research Inc., and CCOVI at Brock University. Allan is also Chair of the board for Niagara College, home of Canada's first teaching winery. In addition to these roles Allan has continued to carry his family's commitment to innovative viticulture by bringing wine-on-tap to the Ontario market. Allan has the expertise and knowledge to grow the wine-on-tap category in Eastern Canada.
I just dont think were going ...
www.thestar.com, 1 Nov 2013 [cached]
I just dont think were going to see the negative effects, said Allan Schmidt, president of the Wine Council of Ontario.
Past reports have announced a worldwide wine-pocalypse, he said, because they have connections to the industry and hoped to boost sales. The 2012 wine shortage is just a temporary blip on account of bad weather in France.
There was bad hail in Burgundy, in Bordeaux thats a regional phenomenon. Argentina is up, in Ontario were up, he said.
China is a new face in winemaking, and the countrys production numbers arent online yet, Schmidt said, meaning they wouldnt have been accounted for in the reports grim calculations.
I am aware of a lot of planting in China, tens of thousands of acres to respond to a lot of that demand, he said.
The Vineland Estates Winery team tells ...
vineland.com, 7 July 2014 [cached]
The Vineland Estates Winery team tells the story of family, with brothers Allan and Brian Schmidt working alongside each other since 1991.
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Allan Schmidt, President
Born and raised in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, Allan's background in the world of grape growing and winemaking has stemmed from a long family connection. In 1980, Allan's family became co-founders of Sumac Ridge Winery in the Okanagan Valley, and today Allan represents the third generation of his family to be involved in the development of this growing Canadian industry.
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