BASF Wine Cellar now includes Canadian wines from Cave Spring Cellars
JORDAN, ON, and MISSISSAUGA, ON, May, 19, 2016 -- The Palatinate (Pfalz) region in Germany is renowned for its Rieslings, but recently, three Canadian wines caught the attention of the prestigious BASF Wine Cellar’s sommeliers. The Wine Cellar recently announced that its 2016 collection now includes a non-vintage Blanc de Blancs, 2012 Cabarnet Franc and a 2014 Riesling Icewine, from Cave Spring Cellars, located in Jordan, Ontario.
“We are very excited to become part of BASF's exclusive portfolio of international wines”, comments Thomas Pennachetti, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Cave Spring Cellars. "This placement continues the expansion of our export efforts globally, and especially in Europe. In addition to our existing distribution network in the UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark and Sweden, BASF brings Cave Spring wines not only to their domestic market in Germany, but also to their extensive clientele throughout Europe and abroad."
Founded in 1901, the BASF Wine Cellar features over one million bottles of wine available in more than 3,000 varieties. Served to BASF customers and visiting dignitaries, the company also sells its wines to more than 25,000 wine lovers around the world. With bottles from a variety of growing areas, countries and styles, the BASF Wine Cellar is representative of the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“At BASF we strive for diversity, and that doesn’t end with our employees,” says Bernhard Wolff, Head of the BASF Wine Cellar. “As a global organization, we at the Wine Cellar want to represent the markets in which we operate. Much like our Canadian sites are an integral piece of our portfolio, these three outstanding Canadian wines are a welcome addition to our customer offering.”
Established more than 30 years ago by the Pennachetti family and named for the limestone caves and mineral springs on the estate vineyard, Cave Spring Cellars has become an acclaimed Canadian producer in the heart of Ontario’s wine country.
BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is a subsidiary of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany and an affiliate of BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2015. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com.