'Canada's Icewine Specialist' a winner at Cuvee 2001

Joseph DeMaria of Royal DeMaria Wines walked away a winner from Cuvee 2001 Friday March 2, 2001. Royal DeMaria 1999 Riesling Icewine won 1st place in the Sweet Wines category and Royal DeMaria 1999 Vidal Icewine finished a respectful 4th place.

The award winning Riesling Icewine was just released at the LCBO in February and sales are going well.

When asked his feelings on winning, Mr. DeMaria was quoted as saying: "The timing of this award could not have come at a better time. We at Royal DeMaria Wines are very excited about the EU opening the doors for sales of Icewine in Europe. As Ontario's only winery specializing in Icewine such an award is a great boost for us all."

Royal DeMaria Wines also produced 1999 Gewurztraminer Icewine and 1999 Pinot Gris Icewine, both of which are selling well.

For the 2000 Vintage Royal DeMaria Wines will be releasing Vidal Icewine, Riesling Icewine, Gewurztraminer Icewine, Pinot Gris Icewine, Chardonnay Icewine, Gamay Icewine, Merlot Icewine and a unique, limited edition Gamay-Merlot Icewine.

For further information or interviews, please contact Winemaker/Owner Joseph DeMaria at (905)562-6767, fax (905)562-6775 or email icewine@royaldemaria.com.

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