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Walter Schmoranz

Last updated: November 2, 2022

Considered one of Canada’s winemaking pioneers, Walter Schmoranz was born in Ruedesheim, Germany; one of the world’s finest winemaking regions. In 1986, he joined Pelee Island Winery, Canada’s southernmost estate winery with 700+ acres of vitis vinifera vineyards on Pelee Island.  His experience and skills have led the winery to winning hundreds of awards around the world.  After 35 years, he is still passionate about the winery and producing exceptional wines in an ecologically conscious manner that exceeds expectations.

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