April 12, 2004 - For Immediate Release
VINELAND, Ontario, Canada: Royal DeMaria Wines ‘Canada’s Icewine Specialists’ have taken the international competition circuit by storm by winning their 4th consecutive Double Gold medal at the New York-based, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition held March 27-28, 2004.
Competition president David Male has confirmed that Royal DeMaria Wines is the only winery in the world to have won consecutive Double Gold Medals since the competition started. The Double Gold medal was received for Royal DeMaria 2001 Vidal Icewine. Other winnings in this year’s competition included 3 Gold Medals for Royal DeMaria 2002 Meritage Icewine, Royal DeMaria 2002 Merlot Icewine, and Royal DeMaria 2002 Riesling Icewine, 2 Silver Medals for Royal DeMaria 2002 Winter Harvest Muscat Ottonel, and Royal DeMaria 2002 Gewurztraminer Icewine, and 1 Bronze Medal for Royal DeMaria 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine.
Winemaker Joseph DeMaria was quoted as saying, “I am very happy with the results of this year’s competition. With a very strong market in the United States, it is wonderful to be able to showcase our icewines to such a supportive audience, and to support such a meaningful charity.” All proceeds raised from this “International World Class” judging support Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., a camp for children with cancer, located in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes wine country. 100% of net proceeds are used to fund camp stays and events to benefit children from around the world who are battling cancer.
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Phone: 905-562-6767 or 1-888-793-8883 fax: 905-562-6775 web: www.royaldemaria.com