Ice­berg boom means big busi­ness for Twill­ingate win­ery

Auk Is­land Win­ery re­ceives vis­i­tors from around the world

The Beacon (Gander) - - Editorial - BY PA­TRICK MUR­PHY THE PI­LOT Pa­trick.Mur­phy@ad­ver­tis­

LEWISPORTE, NL – The ice­bergs used to craft the wine at Twill­ngate’s Auk Is­land Win­ery was in plen­ti­ful sup­ply this year, and so it seems were the tourists.

“I can say anec­do­tally, it was awe­some,” win­ery co-owner Grant Young told the Pi­lot. “We’re up 10 to 15 per cent from last year; since the dol­lar has changed we’ve seen more peo­ple from the U.S.”

The win­ery at­tracts peo­ple from all over the world, says Young. Ger­man and Aus­tralian tourists are a com­mon sight at the win­ery over the sum­mer. Auk Is­land Win­ery even has a pin map so vis­i­tors can iden­tify their place of ori­gin – for­eign or do­mes­tic, as they say in the wine in­dus­try.

“It shows the vast­ness of where our cus­tomers come from,” said Young.


Come for the view, stay for the wine. The Auk Is­land Win­ery of­fers vis­i­tors as many as 16 vari­a­tions of its wine made us­ing ice­bergs.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.