Andrew Peller Limited is a leading producer of quality wines in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. The Company markets wines produced from grapes grown in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula, British Columbia's Okanagan Valley and vineyards around the world.
Andrew Peller Limited (“APL’ or the “Company’) is a leading producer and marketer of quality wines in Canada. With wineries in British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia, the Company markets wines produced from grapes grown in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula, British Columbia’s Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys and from vineyards around the world. The Company’s award-winning premium and ultra-premium VQA brands include Peller Estates, Trius, Hillebrand, Thirty Bench, Sandhill, Calona Vineyards Artist Series and Red Rooster. Complementing these premium brands are a number of popularly priced varietal wine brands including Peller Estates French Cross in the East, Peller Estates Proprietors Reserve in the West, Copper Moon, XOXO and Croc Crossing. Hochtaler, Domaine D’Or, Schloss Laderheim, Royal and Sommet are our key value priced wine blends. The Company imports wines from major wine regions around the world to blend with domestic wine to craft these popularly priced and value priced wine brands. With a focus on serving the needs of all wine consumers, the Company also produces and markets consumer-made wine kit products through Global Vintners Inc.. A broad range of high quality wine kit brands are available through Global Vintners including Selection, Vintners Reserve, World Vineyard, KenRidge, California Connoisseur, Island Mist, Niagara Mist and Heron Bay. The Company owns and operates more than 100 well-positioned independant retail locations in Ontario under the Vineyards Estate Wines, Aisle 43 and WineCountry Vintners store names. The Company also owns Grady Wine Marketing Inc based in Vancouver, and The Small Winemaker’s Collection Inc based in Ontario; both of these wine agencies are importers of premium wines from around the world and are marketing agents for these fine wines. The Company’s products are sold predominantly in Canada with a focus on export sales for our icewine products. Andrew Peller Limited common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbols ADW.A and ADW.B).
In 2009 Andrew Peller Limited had three of our estate wineries named among the top-five in thecountry at the Canadian Wine Access Awards. With more than 200 Canadian wineries competing, this was a significant achievement. We were also honoured with a number of other prestigiousawards at domestic and international wine competitions during the year. Among the most prominent of the awards was a Gold Medal presented to Thirty Bench Riesling 2007 at theInternational Wine Challenge 2009 in the United Kingdom, as well as a silver medal, best in class, at the 2009 International Wine and Spirit Competition. At the same competition, the Company won silver awards for Peller Estates Signature Series Chardonnay "Sur Lie" 2007 (Best in Class), Trius Icewine 2007, Peller Estates Vidal Icewine 2007, Peller Estates Oak Aged Icewine 2007, Peller Estates Cabernet Franc Icewine 2007 and Peller Estates Riesling Icewine 2007.We areproud of all of theawards Andrew Peller received in 2009 and are accelerating our efforts to build awareness and consumer loyalty for all of our estate brands.