Uncork the World of Oregon Wines
Wednesday, March 31st, 2004, marks the date of the upcoming 13th Annual
Oregon Wine Festival, being held at St. Lawrence Hall in downtown Toronto.
Wine enthusiasts are invited to celebrate and savour the wines of Oregon.
Oregon is widely recognized as having some of the finest wines in the
world and boasts an impressive 250 wineries and produces in excess of
40 different varietals several of which, including its signature
grape Pinot Noir, are world-class quality.
"Oregon is well known in Toronto for fine Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris
and at this festival there will be many fine examples for consumers to
taste," said Myron Redford, Winemaker/Owner, Amity Vineyards. "However,
it is not as well known that Oregon produces superior warm climate varietals,
such as Syrah, and we look forward to showcasing these varieties as well
to Ontario consumers."
Oregon's northern latitude brings long hours of summer sunshine and a
cooler autumn to its vineyards, allowing the grapes to fully ripen. The
Pacific Ocean moderates the climate, causing the ripening procedure for
wine grapes to be gradual. The combination of these conditions causes
the grapes to display their full character and utmost complex fruit flavours,
aromatics and nuances complexities that allow Oregon wines to be
Proceeds from the 2004 Oregon Wine Festival will help support Toronto's
Second Harvest. "We are very excited to announce that Second Harvest
is our charity of choice for this event," said David Rose, President,
The Forefront Communications Network Inc. "At this year's Festival,
Second Harvest will be raising funds by holding a raffle with all proceeds
going towards their cause. With your help we will raise awareness and
much needed funds for the extremely valuable services they provide to
the community on a daily basis."
About Second Harvest
Second Harvest began in 1985 by delivering food to the hungry out of the
back of a station wagon. They now reach 141 social service agencies in
the Metro Toronto area and provide food for over 12,000 meals every day.
Second Harvest is a registered, not-for-profit charity that relies on
donations from foundations, corporations and individuals. Learn more at
The Oregon Wine Festival is sponsored by the Oregon Wine Board and administered
by The Forefront Communications Network Inc.
For more information about the Festival, please contact Sandy Bavington,
Forefront Communications, at 416.398.3335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.