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Royal DeMaria Wines deemed ’the Versace of Icewine’ wins 7 trophies at major competition in France

August 4, 2006

Royal DeMaria Wines ’Canada’s Icewine Specialists’, internationally-recognized as a premier producer of icewines, has brought Canada half of the Citadelles trophies won for Canada from the most prestigious wine competition in the world held in Bordeaux, France, June 15, 2006.

Formerly known as the Civart and the Grand Prix d’Honneur, Les Citadelles du Vin is an annual international competition organized within the framework of VinExpo, the most prestigious wine and spirits exhibition in the world. This marks the 6th consecutive year that Royal DeMaria has won at the event. France acknowledged the winemaking excellence of Royal DeMaria’s:
  • 2000 Gewurztraminer Icewine (Citadelles Trophy)
  • 2002 Merlot Icewine (Citadelles Trophy)
  • 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine (Citadelles Trophy)
  • 2000 Chardonnay Icewine (Citadelles Trophy)
  • 2004 Winter Harvest Pinot Noir Icewine (Excellence Trophy)
  • 2004 Riesling Icewine (Prestige Trophy)
  • 2001 Cabernet Franc Icewine (Prestige Trophy)
The 7 trophies won represents 1/3 of all the awards received for Canadian wine entries. In its 6 year competition history, Royal DeMaria Wines has amassed a total of 254 medals in 66 worldwide competitions including 76 Gold medals and 4 confirmed world wine records, namely,
  • France, Bordeaux — Les Citadelles du Vin — 5 golds within a category
  • Belgium, Brussels — Concours Mondial — 5 golds within a category
  • Canada, Toronto — Intervin — 5 golds within a category
  • USA, Rochester — Finger Lakes International Wine Competition — 6 Double golds consecutively within 5 years

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