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July 10, 2013
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery & Renaissance Wine Merchants Announce Sales Partnership for Western Canada

Naramata Bench, Penticton, BC – July 8, 2013 – Township 7 Winery and Renaissance Wine Merchants are pleased to announce a sales agreement between the two companies effective immediately. Renaissance will represent Township 7 in BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Township 7 is an artisan BC winery with wine shops on the Naramata Bench and in south Langley. The winery is consolidating its sales agents in the west to propel its already successful business further.

“It is important for us to partner with industry professionals who have deep experience in the BC wine market. I have incredible respect for the Renaissance sales team who have an outstanding track record, many of whom have been in the wine trade for over two decades,” said Mike Raffan, proprietor, Township 7 Vineyards & Winery. “Since purchasing the winery seven years ago, we’ve made substantial improvements to the property and considerably grown the brand. They understand the character and potential of our winery and will be a tremendous asset as we take the company to the next level.”

“Renaissance Wine Merchants is extremely proud to be working with Township 7. We have known Mike Raffan for many years. The quality of his wines and brand are a great fit with our company, our portfolio, and our people.” Tim Wispinski, BC district manager, Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.

Trade sales orders can be placed with Orderdesk 800-818-9644 ext. 1 or 604-709-8017 ext. 1, and through bcfrontdesk@renwine.com.

ABOUT TOWNSHIP 7 VINEYARDS & WINERY

At Township 7 it’s about the wine. Our small lot wines are handcrafted from local, sustainably managed vineyards. We have two scenic locations in the Okanagan and Fraser Valleys. Visit our friendly staff at our wineries on the Naramata Bench or in south Langley for a casual, fun atmosphere and enjoy a wine tasting, picnics, art festivals, theatre, live music, hands-on winemaker seminars and more. Learn more at www.township7.com.

ABOUT RENAISSANCE

Renaissance is a Western Canadian wine and spirits importer and marketing representative for premium brands from around the world. Our company reflects its origins and Western Canada's entrepreneurial roots. It is a company that believes in traditional values and proven techniques enhanced by exciting new concepts that enrich its personnel with professional and personal growth opportunities. We import fine wines and spirits to restaurants, bars and retail establishments across Western Canada. We are committed to quality and customer service. Our team of professionals are focused on our business and our clients. Renaissance serves a total market of approximately 9.2 million people and operates as an importer, wholesale/distributor and/or commissioned agent in Canada's four Western Provinces (BC, AB, SK and MB). For more information, visit www.renaissancewine.ca

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