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What the Canadian Wine Industry has done for me


By Leeann Froese

Having been in the industry for 20 years, the Canadian Wine Industry has been instrumental in my career. Without the support of Canadian wineries hiring us to do what we do, our boutique marketing agency, Town Hall Brands, would not have started, and evolved to where we are now, (helping wineries and wine regions from all over, as well as all the other lifestyle work we do).

We are grateful. We know that our livelihood depends on the health of these businesses, and we have made a donation. I also challenge anyone who works in the industry to do the same.

So I am asking you to stand by me, my fellow wine friends, and the whole industry, to help.

Canadian wineries want to be able to ship directly to you, no matter where you live in Canada. If markets outside the wineries' home provinces (Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec anbd BC is where wine is made in canada) do not become available to premium Canadian wines, many predict the industry will struggle over the long term.

Here's how you can help:

  1. GIVE to the fundraising page via GoFundMe. Funds will be used for legal costs the Supreme Court of Canada.

  2. Download the I Love Canadian Wine toolkit for strategies on how to spread the word.

  3. Share this post online. Ask your friends to share.

The Canadian wine industry has thrived over the last three decades with wineries and grape growers working to create quality wines and build a loyal following.

It employs 38 thousand people, contributes billions to the Canadian economy and is a cornerstone of tourism. Wineries add richness to the culinary scene and buy local movement, and are a shining example of value-added farming and what can be achieved when we work together.

Collectively, we are committed to moving the bar even higher and to leaving a strong wine community for the next generation.

Please give what you can.

Thank you!