2011 Premier’s Award for Agra-Food Excellence

In 2011 Pillitteri received recognition from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs for their development of the Verona Appassimento Project. A project dedicated to grape and wine research, building towards the commercialization of Appassimento style wines. This project laid the foundation of our prestigious Riserva Famiglia series of wines but also developed techniques that many wineries now use for Appassimento styles of wines. In addition this project brought in the first ever plantings of Verona grape varietals to Canada.
Pillitteri is proud the Ontario government recognized this innovative research project with the award. We will continue to be an innovative winery and strive to be an industry leader in winemaking and grape growing.

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