No one had done more to turn icewine into Canada’s signature wine than Donald J.P. Ziraldo and winemaker Karl Kaiser the two founding partners in 1974 of Inniskillin Wines.
No one had done more to turn icewine into Canada’s signature wine than Donald J.P. Ziraldo and winemaker Karl Kaiser the two founding partners in 1974 of Inniskillin Wines. Together they were granted the first winery license in Ontario since prohibition. Kaiser, the quiet master wine master and Donald Ziraldo established the first international credibility for Canadian icewine in 1991 when it won the illustrious Grand Prix d’Honneur at Bordeaux’s Vinexpo wine fair. Almost immediately, most of Inniskillin http://www.inniskillin.com/en/ice/default.asp peers in Canada also began producing icewine and the rest they say is history! Canadian icewine paved the way in establishing Canada’s fledgling wine industry onto the world wine stage where now many Canadian wineries continue to win awards and international acclaim.
Debbie Pratt Director of Public Relations has been there since the beginning and has witnessed the small cottage wine industry grow into one where Canadian wines of unsurpassed excellence are being enjoyed in greater numbers at more tables than ever before at home and around the world. She joined us in studio to shares her stories of yesterday, how icewine is made and offered us some notable icewine jewels from Inniskillin. Also in studio Executive Chef David Penny’s who shared his idea of the perfect fare to pair with sparkling icewine and more! Check out the video below for all the highlights
Inniskillin Icewine Interview