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Benjamin Bridge Vineyards secures federal funding to improve production

DBR Staff Writer Published 16 December 2013

Canada-based Benjamin Bridge Vineyards, owned by McConnell Gordon Estates, has secured federal funding to purchase new equipment to address the growing export demand for its wines.

The Government of Canada, through Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency's (ACOA) Business Development Program, is providing the company with $222,500, supporting the acquisition of modern equipment.

The funds will be invested to buy larger tanks as well as an automated bottling line in order to raise the vineyard's capacity and efficiency.

McConnell Gordon Estates vice president Ashley McConnell Gordon said that it is important for the company to meet current and growing demand for its wines.

"With the Government of Canada's support, we're increasing our capacity and efficiency to maintain a competitive edge in local, national and international markets," Gordon added.

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