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

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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BEAMSVILLE, Ont. - After bringing ..., 14 May 2015 [cached]
BEAMSVILLE, Ont. - After bringing Vancouver-based FreshTAP to Ontario about a year ago, partners Allan Schmidt, Brian Schmidt and Cameron West have expanded kegged options from their own Vineland Estates wines to eight Ontario wineries.
Vineland Estates president Allan Schmidt said early notions of wine on tap were that it was for inexpensive wines for use in banquet halls, but this isn't the case, and response has been coming from higher-end eateries.
"The consumers are receptive of the fact that if high-quality craft beer can be on tap, then so can wine," said Schmidt.
From its 5,000-square-foot facility in Beamsville, Ont., FreshTAP Ontario kegs wines from Creekside Estate Winery, Henry of Pelham Estate Winery, Mike Weir Winery, Stoney Ridge, Reif Estate Winery, House Wine Co., Fielding Winery and Vineland Estates into 19.5-litre stainless steel kegs, which equates to 26 bottles or 130 five-ounce glasses.
Schmidt said FreshTAP Ontario is also in discussions with four more wineries.
"Technically, we're kegging wine for our competitors, but we don't see it that way," said Schmidt, who is also the chair of the Wine Council of Ontario.
Contact | Vineland Estates Winery, 2 May 2015 [cached]
Allan Schmidt President | ext. 11 |
Board of Governors Members, 29 May 2015 [cached]
Allan Schmidt (Chair)
Allan Schmidt, Treasurer & ..., 7 Feb 2015 [cached]
Allan Schmidt, Treasurer & Partner of FreshTAP Ontario
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.
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 ..., 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.
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