by CARONE, November 21, 2018

Lanoraie, Québec – November 21, 2018 – Vignoble CARONE Wines (“CARONE”), premium estate winery located in the Lanaudière region of Québec, replied today to the comments about its ownership of the IGP Vin du Québec trademark.

Sarah Hoodspith-Carone, Director of Vignoble CARONE Wines stated: “We registered the trademark, a word mark, “IGP Vin du Québec” through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. We did not register a certification mark, a prohibited mark, or an official mark. Our registration has no impact on the CARTV IGP Vin du Québec certification.”

She continued: “Our intention had been to promote the IGP Vin du Québec through the word mark. However, we were informed that the term IGP, as it relates to wine, is a protected term belonging to the European Union and supported by the Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité (INAO) and International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). We are currently evaluating the feasibility of our next steps.”

Vignoble CARONE Wines | CARONE is a premium estate winery located along the St. Lawrence River in the Lanaudière valley, Québec’s fastest developing wine growing region. CARONE currently offers its wines under six brands – APEX, ITALUS, VENICE, DOUBLE BARREL, BIN 33 and VERITÀ – and the company expects to expand on its wine offerings. CARONE wines are sought out worldwide by consumers who appreciate the company’s relentless devotion to perfection, outside the bottle thinking, and commitment to quality.