Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Celebrates New Legislation With Canada-Wide Promotion

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is offering free shipping as well as 10% off the purchase of cases of wine this Canada Day. This special one day only offer is extended to wine lovers anywhere in Canada to celebrate the recent passage of Bill C-311 which lifts restrictions on inter-provincial purchasing and shipping and is timely to coincide with the winery’s latest vintage releases.

Although the government of British Columbia relaxed liquor restrictions earlier this month to allow BC residents to avoid additional duties when bringing back wine, beer and other alcohol from other provinces for personal use, wineries wishing to sell directly to out of province consumers were still left in the cold. Archaic prohibition-era laws made it near impossible for vintners producing smaller lots of wine to participate in the trade of wine across provincial lines stifling the growth of the wine industry in Canada until the Federal private members Bill C-311 was passed on June 18th, 2012.

Sandra Oldfield, Winemaker and CEO of BC’s leading Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has long been vocal in advocating change. “The restrictions on inter-provincial wine trade have prevented tourists and wine lovers from legally taking home a few bottles from their favourite vineyards,” she states. “The unanimous passage in both the House of Commons and the Senate of Bill C-311 will usher in a new era for Canadian wine culture. I can’t be more pleased to see all of our hard work in the vineyard and cellar being available to all Canadians.”

The Canada Free promotion will be available for purchase of full cases of wine only on July 1st, 2012 from 12am PST to 12am PST July 2nd. Visit http://www.tinhorn.com, purchase and enter the promo code CanadaFree. Make sure you join the online conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CanadaFree!