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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

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Sumac Ridge
www.sumacridge.com, 26 Jan 2014 [cached]
The Schmidt's daughter Karen and sons, Alan and Brian, also worked at the winery. Alan was Sumac Ridge's winemaker for five years, while Karen and Brian worked after school and during the summer on the bottling line and occasionally in the wine shop.
The partnership ended in 1985 and the Schmidts moved to Ontario. Alan and Brian joined Vineland Estate Winery and Lloyd joined Mori Nursery. Lloyd eventually started a company called International Vineyard Services which he continues running today.
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Soft-spoken Harold Bates replaced Alan Schmidt as Sumac Ridge's winemaker in 1987.
Personnel Profiles
vineland.com, 1 Nov 2013 [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, Vineland Estates Winery
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.
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 with wine continues to this day. Today, Allan holds the position of President and works alongside his brother Brian, who is now Vineland Estates' Winemaker.
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Since Allan joined Vineland Estates, it has become the first winery to open an on-site fine dining 4 Diamond Restaurant and Bed and Breakfast Cottage. Production has grown to 60,000 cases a year of premium wines, and the winery has received hundreds of international wine awards, including the Vinitaly Grand Special trophy as the highest scoring winery in a field of over three thousand wines.
Allan has played a vital role in Vineland Estates Winery's evolution, and his twenty-year history with the company has seen it develop into "Niagara's Premiere Wine and Culinary Experience."
Allan Schmidt - Biography
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In 1991, Brian traveled to Ontario to train with his brother Allan, who was the original winemaker at Vineland Estates.
Personnel Profiles
www.vineland.com, 20 Mar 2012 [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, Vineland Estates Winery
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.
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 with wine continues to this day. Today, Allan holds the position of President and works alongside his brother Brian, who is now Vineland Estates' Winemaker.
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Since Allan joined Vineland Estates, it has become the first winery to open an on-site fine dining 4 Diamond Restaurant and Bed and Breakfast Cottage. Production has grown to 60,000 cases a year of premium wines, and the winery has received hundreds of international wine awards, including the Vinitaly Grand Special trophy as the highest scoring winery in a field of over three thousand wines.
Allan has played a vital role in Vineland Estates Winery's evolution, and his twenty-year history with the company has seen it develop into "Niagara's Premiere Wine and Culinary Experience."
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In 1991, Brian traveled to Ontario to train with his brother Allan, who was the original winemaker at Vineland Estates.
Board of Governors Members
www.niagaracollege.ca, 25 Nov 2013 [cached]
Allan Schmidt (Chair)
Canadian Vinters – Board of Directors
www.canadianvintners.com, 28 July 2013 [cached]
Allan Schmidt, President Vineland Estates Winery
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