The weekday event, dubbed "A Very Mommy Wine Festival," was meant to give new moms a chance to get together and have fun without the judgment and "mommy-shaming" they consistently face, organizer Alana Kayfetz said.
"It is a privilege to bring their ultra-premium wines and talented people into our family," said John Peller, CEO of Andrew Peller. "With our investment and resources, these wines have the potential to grow, develop and compete in the growing luxury wine market around the world."
"We got lambasted in June," said Keith Tyers, winemaker at Closson Chase in Prince Edward County in Eastern Ontario, adding that it was probably the wettest season he's experience in 14 years of growing.
With increasing investment in vineyards and quality production, the best wineries in British Columbia are producing more single vineyard wines utilizing small parcels with unique expressions of terroir.
The publicly traded company with headquarters in Grimsby, Ontario, said the combined total of the three transactions will cost $95 million in a combination of cash and stock. The sales are expected to be finalized by Nov. 1. According to Peller, the three Okanagan Valley wineries generated a total of $25 million in their most recent fiscal year.
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