Iniskillin Backs Canadian Olympians (December 11, 2003)
Innikillin has become an official sponsor of the Canadian Olympic Team.
This marks the first time that a Canadian winery has supported the development
of Canadian Olympic athletes.
Donald Ziraldo, co-founder of Inniskillin and an extreme skier himself,
told me that he plans to produce a special Icewine to commemorate the
sponsorship. His winery is planting a special parcel of Riesling vines
so that the first vintage will be ready for 2010 the year of the
Vancouver Winter Olympics.
The announcement was made at the Argonaut Rowing Club on December 10
in the presence of Canadian Olympic athletes Theres Brisson (captain of
the Gold Medal-winning National Womens hockey team), Liz Warden
(six times national swimming champion) and Mathieu Turgeon (bronze medalist
in the 2000 Olympics in trampoline).