12 May Papro Wine Cellars and Consulting Weighs in on Ontario’s Redesign of VQA Support Program
Toronto, Canada, May 12, 2016 – Papro Wine Cellars and Consulting (www.PaproWineCellars.ca), an award winning company specializing in wine cellar consultation, design, and construction, is weighing in on Ontario’s redesign of the VQA support program.
The province of Ontario has announced a $2.5 million investment to help further invigorate sales of its Vintners Quality Alliance Wines (VQA) wines. Included in the new strategy will be a Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide and a revamp of the current VQA support program. (Source: “Ontario launches wine country travel guide,” Food in Canada web site, April 29, 2016; http://www.foodincanada.com/food-in-canada/ontario-launches-wine-country-travel-guide-133917/.)
“Ontario has done an amazing job producing quality wine that is now being appreciated all over the world,” says Steve Papadimitriou, founder of Papro Wine Cellars and Consulting. “It’s encouraging to see the province show support for what Ontario wine producers have done to generate jobs and tourism across the province.”
The wine sector in Ontario is currently responsible for approximately 7,000 direct jobs. Its impact on the economy is widespread and the government hopes its investment will continue growing the Ontario wine brand to attract more tourists and generate additional revenue.
“The economic impact can’t be denied; those are 7,000 real jobs,” Papadimitriou notes. “But even more than that, the contribution to the culture has been incredible. There are parts of Ontario that are known for wine, and now other regions are following suit and establishing their own brand. It’s amazing to watch.”
There are 200 wineries listed in the new 2016 Ontario Travel Guide. The guide touches on the wineries located at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lake Erie North Shore, and Prince Edward County, as well as emerging wine regions. The province says it understands how important it is to invest in homegrown wine.
“The role of wine-related businesses in this as part of the entire infrastructure of wine culture here in Ontario and across Canada is clear,” Papadimitriou concludes. “Companies like Papro Wine Cellars and Consulting must continue to do their part to enrich the lives of those who appreciate and collect wine.”
Papro Wine Cellars and Consulting has years of experience with wine cellar construction and design. For more information on Papro Wine Cellars and Consulting and its services, visit www.PaproWineCellars.ca