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Magnotta Announces 3-Day Grand Opening Event
at its New Kingston Store

KINGSTON, ONTARIO, April 9, 2014 – Magnotta Winery, Ontario's third largest winery, today announced it is holding an official 3-day grand opening event to celebrate its new Kingston store location on Wednesday, April 16, Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Mayor Mark Gerretsen, town crier Chris Whyman, artist James Keirstead and Olympic hockey champion Jayna Hefford to be special guests.

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G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Diseases
Becomes Official Canadian Registered Charity

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, July 3, 2013 – Rossana Di Zio Magnotta, president and CEO of Magnotta Winery Corporation, announced today that the G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Diseases has been granted charitable status by the Canadian government.

Funds raised by the new foundation will be focused on establishing Canada’s first facility dedicated to research, testing and treatment of Lyme disease and other vector-borne illnesses.

In addition, Magnotta announced the foundation is partnering with Toronto’s new Humber River Hospital to house the facility when the state-of-the-art, acute care hospital opens in Fall 2015 in North Toronto at Keele and 401.

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Magnotta Buys Kittling Ridge Wine Business;
Winery to Double Number of Retail Stores
and Expand Product Portfolio

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, February 5, 2013 – Magnotta Winery Corporation, Ontario's third largest winery, today announced the purchase of the wine assets of Niagara-based Kittling Ridge. Ltd. The transaction will transfer store licenses, wine listings, grape grower agreements and the Kittling Ridge name and trademarks to Magnotta allowing the Ontario winemaker and retailer to accelerate its growth and increase the number of its stores.

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Canada Wins Top Award at World's Largest Wine Fair,
Beats 23 Other Winemaking Nations

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, December 4, 2012 – Magnotta Winery has won the special Gran Vinitaly prize as best wine producer at the 2012 Vinitaly competition in Verona. The award is given to the wine producer that has received the highest scores for two gold winning wines in different competition categories.

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After a Tumultuous Beginning,
Magnotta Winery Marks its 20th Anniversary

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, November 25, 2010 – It started with just two wines and an uphill battle that would last years but Magnotta Winery's guts and brawn earned the company the hearts of consumers for giving them a better way to buy wine that wasn't available before. It's a reputation that still stands today as the company prepares to mark its 20th anniversary on December 7.

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Lyme Disease Cases Rising in Ontario but Health Officials
not Spreading Public Awareness

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, May 18, 2010 – With the U.S. reporting soaring cases of Lyme disease in states loated close to the Canadian border, Ontario health officials are finally beginning to acknowledge more of this tick-borne disease, recently reporting 102 cases in Ontario alone in 2008, versus Health Canada's previous estimate of only 50 cases across Canada. But with misdiagnosis rampant due to poor testing, lack of understanding of the disease and how it mimics other major illnesses as well as complacency when it comes to spreading awareness, the number of Lyme cases in Ontario is feared to be much higher. The result: Lyme patients are falling through the cracks, lives are being ruined and the general public is in the dark.

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Rossana Magnotta Keeps Lyme Discussion Going
with Recent Radio Interviews

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, July 13, 2009 – Rossana Magnotta is widely known as the president and CEO of Magnotta Winery but to many Lyme disease sufferers across this country, she is recognized as a driving force in spreading awareness for Lyme in Canada. Most of all, she wants to help build Canada's first Lyme disease research and testing centre. She recently partnered with the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation to launch a national radio campaign to raise awareness of Lyme and, as a result of this effort, is being invited to speak about the disease on various radio shows. Listen to her latest interviews. 

Controversial Radio Ads on Lyme Disease to Launch Across Canada; Magnotta and CanLyme Challenge Canadian Government’s Views About Lyme Disease

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, May 12, 2009 – Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease in the world but the Canadian government won’t acknowledge this fact because it lacks proper understanding of the disease, continues to provide Canadians with poor testing methods and operates on the belief that the disease is rare in this country. That’s the root problem in fighting Lyme disease in Canada according to Magnotta Winery Corporation and the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) who have teamed up to challenge the government’s stance on this complex illness with a series of radio ads launching this month, the first of their kind in Canada.

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