The Essex Pelee Island Coast, known as EPIC, Winegrower’s Association announced the election of Steve Mitchell, President, Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, as the association’s new President during the recent Annual General Meeting.
In addition to this appointment, a new Board Executive was announced. They are Past President Tom O’Brien, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, Vice-President Martin Gorski, North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, Treasurer: Pat Muscedere, Muscedere Vineyards and Secretary Dylan Reimer, Pelee Island Winery.
“I look forward to continuing the momentum built by the 2013 EPIC board of directors,” said Steve. “Our primary objective is to build awareness of Essex County Wine Country and all it offers; both within the region and across Ontario and Michigan.” Outgoing President Tom O’Brien reflected. “It was a pleasure serving the industry in this role for the past 2 and a half years. We made some great strides in building a brand for our wine country and bringing awareness to the quality of our wines and the beauty of our region.”
The EPIC Winegrower’s are a trade association of leading wineries and grape growers working together to ensure the Lake Erie North Shore wine industry is robust, sustainable and profitable. EPIC member grape growers in the Lake Erie North Shore Designated Viticultural Areas grow some of the world’s finest vinifera and French hybrid wine grapes. These varieties continually and reliably produce award-winning, world-class wines, including naturally produced ice wines.