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Prince Edward’s First Winery


Written by sentinel_editor

Sandbanks Winery was the first winery established in Prince Edward County, Ontario in 2001. The first thing that its owner, Catherine Langlois started making was Baco Noir, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Vidal Blanc, and Geisenheim. The manufacturing of such wines gained it the accolades of many Canadians who were particularly fond of the full-bodied reds, and crisp white wines they produced.
Catherine has had the same vision from the very beginning, to produce award-winning wines that would pair perfectly with food, that would also be shared with family and friends for celebrations.
She said that her entire working career was in the Ontario wine industry. She admits that she always admired Arterra Wines Canada since they were pioneers in Canadian wine. She admits that since starting her business almost 20 years ago, it grew beyond what she had imagined. Since her winery was acquired by Arterra, she said that it allows them to continue to be a leader in Prince Edward County winery.  With better resources and experience, their joining Arterra is sure to help with the continued growth of their business and get it into the hands of more Canadians.
The Sandbanks Winery and Arterra family of wineries work perfectly fine, as they complement each other’s diverse selection of both Canadian and International wines. Arterra is a leader in the wine industry in Canada. They have been producing wines in the Niagara area for more than 150 years. They have not only earned a reputation in Canada but throughout the world due to their award-winning wines, such as Inniskillin, Le Clos Jordanne, and Jackson-Triggs. It is the first winery for Arterra in Prince Edward.
Sandbanks did pretty much the same thing that Arterra did; began growing grapes and producing wine that others thought would be impossible to do. The president and CEO of Arterra Wines Canada admit that he admires Catherine’s passion and her vision. He is proud to add her winery, Sandbanks Winery, to their portfolio of wines and is looking forward to working with her to expand her vision and leverage her strengths as a pioneer in the industry.
Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. is the leading producer and marketer of award-winning wines in the country. It has been globally recognized for its Canadian and imported wines.
Its roots date back to the first Niagara Falls Wine Company, which was established in 1874. The Arterra family of wines now includes more than 100 wine brands, which also includes seven of the top 20 brands in Canada. The top brands include Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Sawmill Creek, Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Runno, Wallaroo and Wallaroo. The company’s portfolio has received countless accolades nationally and internationally.
Sandbanks Winery in Prince Edward County, Ontario is has a loyal following because of the incredible red and white wines they produce. The winery is known for its fun and welcoming atmosphere, picnic space, outdoor tasting bars, exclusive wines, and upbeat events. There is no doubt that they will continue to prosper with Arterra Wines Canada.

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