Discussion

Water & Wine – Launch

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On March 24th, Ontario’s wine industry gathered at Peninsula Ridge Estates to talk about one thing: making sustainable winemaking a reality in Ontario.

Interview with Norman Hardie and Tim Kuepfer

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Both Norman Hardie and Broken Stone are located in Prince Edward County, a budding wine region favoured for its climate and unique soil composition. The trade-off: despite being at such a close proximity to Lake Ontario, groundwater supplies are constrained in the region.

Interview with Cave Spring’s Dave Hooper

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Started in 1986, Cave Spring has grown from a 2,000 case winery to their present capacity of 70,000, and they haven’t done it by focusing on water management. “It’s just not feasible.You focus on growth, not wastewater. Those issues go ignored until you’re bursting.”