The Pillitteri family and team welcome Aleksandar Kolundzic as Winemaster of Pillitteri Estates Winery.
Kolundzic brings with him over 15 years of experience and expertise in wine making. He has been with Vincor Canada as a VQA Winemaker since June 2004 and previous to that with Hillebrand Winery as a Winemaker and Lab and Cellar Technician commencing in 1996. Aleksandar received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and his Honours Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology at Brock University. Aleksandar's proficiency in HACCP and his ISO program knowledge is also valuable for Pillitteri to continue with the production of secure and quality VQA wine making. Aleksandar will commence his position at Pillitteri for the beginning of the 2010 harvest.
"I have always considered Pillitteri Estates winery a benchmark for high quality wines with elegance and finesse. It is a great privilege to become winemaster for this distinctive winery. My goal is to continue to develop the high quality standards the winery has already established."
Pillitteri Estates Winery is a family run and operated business founded in 1993 and is situated on 113 acres of vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Since its inception the winery has experienced tremendous growth and has established itself as a leader in the industry. It currently exports to 29 countries and is the largest estate producer of Icewine in the world. Pillitteri has won over 450 international and domestic awards, reflecting the winery's commitment to produce premium VQA wines.