Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 22, 2017 – The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) is pleased to announce the election of David Wilson as Chair of the Association. Mr. Wilson is Vice President, Finance and Business Development at Mark Anthony Group based in British Columbia. He replaces Tony Stewart, Proprietor, Quails’ Gate Winery in British Columbia who chaired the CVA for five years.

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David Wilson

Mr. Stewart has been an active member of the CVA Board and a key member of the CVA Executive Committee for many years and will continue to sit on executive as past chair.  “With many years of practical management experience touching on most aspects of the wine and retail industry, we are delighted that someone with such experience and industry knowledge as David has agreed to lead our Board of Directors,” said Dan Paszkowski, President and CEO.

Other elections to the CVA Board include:

  • Tony Holler, Poplar Grove Winery (British Columbia)
  • Paul Speck, Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery (Ontario)

CVA would like to thank outgoing directors Caroline Granger (The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery in Ontario) and David Paterson (Tantalus Vineyards in British Columbia) for their contribution.

For a complete CVA Board list, click here.