Triggs wins Wine Award of Distinction
Donald Triggs and Shirley-Ann George are the winners of this year’s Canadian Wine Industry Awards. The awards is sponsored by the Canadian Vintners Association(CVA), the national voice of the Canadian wine industry, representing more than 90 per cent of the nation’s annual wine production.
Triggs, who launched the Jackson Triggs brand, received this year’s Award of Distinction, which is considered the highest form of peer recognition from the Canadian wine industry.
In 1989, Triggs co-founded Vincor and launched the Jackson-Triggs brand and winery. He also established international joint ventures to support the development of Le Clos Jordanne and Osoyoos LaRose wineries.
By 2006, Vincor became the largest wine business in Canada and seventh largest wine company in the world.
“We share a passion not only to create distinctive icon quality wines reflective of our Golden Mile terroir in the South Okanagan Valley, but also to work as a partner within our industry, to continue building a future for Canadian wines around the world,” Triggs said while accepting the award.
Triggs has also made significant contributions to the Canadian industry through his work on the boards of the Wine Council of Ontario, Brock University, Grapes for Humanity and CVA. He is an advocate of the VQA system, a proponent of continuing investment in industry research and development, and a sage mentor and counsel to the industry.