Minister's Award Winner - Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence 2011

What happens when a former tobacco grower with 40 years experience, a steel company owner, a dentist, an accountant, an entrepreneur and two lawyers get together? 

They pool their expertise and form Burning Kiln Winery, which produces internationally acclaimed Ontario wines. They planted high quality French vinefera varietals on 23 acres of land that previously grew tobacco. But what do you do with displaced tobacco kilns? If you are Burning Kiln Winery, you convert them into high-tech, award-winning wine-making machines.