Iceberg boom means big business for Twillingate winery
Auk Island Winery receives visitors from around the world
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.