It’s a well known fact that Dan Aykroyd is a fan of Bordeaux wines and has been involved in the wine industry for some time. Aykroyd, who was born in Ottawa developed his love of fine wine while working on Saturday Night Live and the first Blues Brothers movie. Musician Steve Cropper (producer of Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Otis Redding) introduced him to Bordeaux Premier Cru and other premium vintages and, ever since, he has sampled the top local wines wherever he travels.
This passion, combined with a desire to promote Canada as a wine-producing nation, inspired both Aykroyd’s investment into Diamond Estates and his plan to promote Canadian wines with the world.
Dan Ackroyd's wine was awarded the All Canadian Wine Championship's (ACWC) Gold Medal in the Sauvignon Blanc category. He also won a Bronze Medal in the Red Vitis Vinifera blends category with the 2006 Discovery Series Cabernet Shiraz.
Dan Aykroyd's 2005 Signature Reserve Vidal Icewine also won 'Wine of the Year' at the Ontario Wine Awards earlier this year.
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