Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2009 Regional Award Winner


Viewpointe Estate Winery - Harrow

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John Fancsy, Hans Peter Pfeifer and Bruce Crozier

John Fancsy, Hans Peter Pfeifer and Bruce Crozier

After 10 years of  research, H.P. Pfeifer and John Fancsy, of Viewpointe Estate Winery, developed an improved, high-quality wine grape cultivar that is adapted for local conditions, and is now available for commercial plantings.  The cultivar requires less labour to prune and train the vines, and has less need for pesticides due to disease resistance.  Its demonstrated winter hardiness makes it ideal for Ontario, and the first wines produced from the grapes have received positive reviews at tasting events. 

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