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Award-Winning BC Wine Entrepreneur Among Five Inductees To Canadian Agricultural Hall Of Fame

Anthony-Von-Mandl

BC-based Canadian winemaking pioneer Anthony von Mandl has dedicated his career to helping place British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley on the international wine map. Through his Mission Hill Family Estate winery he has created a world-class destination winery, raising international awareness for agritourism in British Columbia.

By R. Paul Dhillon

TORONTO – Award-winning BC wine entrepreneur is among five accomplished Canadians, who will join the prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2015.

BC-based Canadian winemaking pioneer Anthony von Mandl has dedicated his career to helping place British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley on the international wine map. Through his Mission Hill Family Estate winery he has created a world-class destination winery, raising international awareness for agritourism in British Columbia.

Anthony von Mandl lives in Vancouver and Kelowna, BC and was nominated by the esteemed Supreme Court justice Wally Oppal, QC.

Von Mandl, Dr. Ron DePauw, the Hon. Grant Devine, the late E. Ward Jones, and the late Ovila Lebel will be formally inducted into the national Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Sunday, November 22, 2015 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

“Canadian agriculture is rooted in a rich history that set the foundation for the innovation that continues to drive our sector,” says President Herb McLane, Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association. “The five inductees for 2015 represent the full spectrum of our industry. They reflect the vast geography of the country and the diverse disciplines that have collectively contributed to the past, present and future of Canadian agriculture.”

The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association (CAHFA) honours and celebrates Canadians for outstanding contributions to the agriculture and food industry. Portraits are on display in the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Gallery located at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The CAHFA also publicizes the importance of inductee achievements to Canada. The Association was organized in 1960 and is administered by 12 volunteer Board of Directors located across Canada.

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