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Investing in Nova Scotia wine country


February 6, 2009
By Winery Association of Nova Scotia

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Investing in Nova Scotia wine country
The Nova Scotia Wine Industry
Investment Initiative was recently launched, one component in a goal of
growing the province’s wine industry from 10 to 20 wineries, 400 to
1,000 acres of vines, and increasing revenue from 7.2 million to 23
million dollars by 2020.

February 6, 2009, Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Wine Industry Investment Initiative was recently launched, one component in a goal of growing the province’s wine industry from 10 to 20 wineries, 400 to 1,000 acres of vines, and increasing revenue from $7.2 million to $23 million by 2020.

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The new investment initiative will provide valuable support material for future Nova Scotia grape growers, winemakers and winery owners. It also includes a website component – www.investinnovascotiawine.ca.

Initiated by the Kings Community Economic Development Agency (Kings CED) and developed by Alidade Marketing, the investment project is a collaborated effort between the Winery Association of Nova Scotia, Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada, Nova Scotia Economic & Rural Development, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, six Nova Scotia regional development authorities, NS Department of Tourism , Culture and Heritage, Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia and Eastern Kings Chamber of Commerce.

“The wine industry is important to Nova Scotia,” says Janice Ruddock, managing director of the Winery Association of Nova Scotia (WANS). “We have the ability to grow … we want to meet the targeted objectives and goals of the long-term strategy. Our investment package will help promote Nova Scotia as a wine destination and provide potential investors with accurate, industry-driven information they need to make decisions.”
 
For more information about investing in the Nova Scotia wine industry visit www.investinnovascotiawine.ca.