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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
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Allan Schmidt, CEO of ...
www.caifumagazine.com, 14 Aug 2015 [cached]
Allan Schmidt, CEO of Vineland Estates, discovered that a company in China was illegally selling a fake icewine using his label, and gave up trying to sue the imposters despite its repeated legal effort. “I have heard that half of China’s icewines are fake, so we completely gave up this market.
Contact | Vineland Estates Winery
vineland.com, 2 May 2015 [cached]
Allan Schmidt President | ext. 11 | aschmidt@vineland.com
Board of Governors Members
www.niagaracollege.ca, 29 May 2015 [cached]
Allan Schmidt (Chair)
Wine Council of Ontario ...
www.stcatharinesstandard.ca, 29 Jan 2016 [cached]
Wine Council of Ontario chairman Allan Schmidt sees a Canadian dollar exchange rate that's uncorking "a great opportunity for Ontario wineries and consumers of VQA wines.
"VQA wines are 100 per cent Canadian, made with Canadian dollars, and are not increasing in retail price like import wines are," he said.
Vineland Estates managing partner ...
www.hamiltonbusiness.com [cached]
Vineland Estates managing partner Allan Schmidt says they submit six to eight products a year for consideration and one or two may get listed.
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The number of wineries in Niagara has doubled in the past 10 years, said Schmidt of Vineland, who is also president of the Wine Council of Ontario.
Schmidt says the LCBO is an extremely effective retailer and works hard to promote Ontario wines. But shelve space is too limited to support the industry and offer suitable choice to consumers.
"At my winery, I have to go international to build a brand before I can sell at the LCBO."
And Ontario is behind in growth because of it, says Schmidt. VQA wines account for about 7 to 8 per cent of market share. In British Columbia, which has provincially owned wine stores alongside private operators, that number is 20 to 25 per cent. Provincial revenue suffers too, he says.
B.C.'s liquor sales amount to $195 per person. It's about $70 lower in Ontario. Changing the system could add $800 million to provincial coffers, he said.
On the up side, Schmidt says if Ontario changed its alcohol system tomorrow, the wine industry would be ready to take advantage.
VQANumberes There has been about $30 million of investment in wineries in new, more efficient equipment and tourist amenities, says Schmidt.
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Schmidt says his winery makes more on a sale in Hong Kong than it makes at a liquor store in Ontario.
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Schmidt at the wine council agrees.
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Among Niagara's great advantages is the proximity of one of the world's big tourist attractions at Niagara Falls and North America's fourth-biggest metropolis, says Schmidt. The region has cultivated a food and theatre culture, as well.
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