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Warm Lake Estate

June 7th, 2006 : Michael J. VonHeckler, LLC Manager

Warm Lake Estate was established in 2000 with the aim of producing "World Class Pinot Noir from the Niagara Escarpment." The Niagara Escarpment is perfectly suited to the task and the founder and LLC manager, Mr. Michael J. VonHeckler, has the experience and training necessary to achieve the objective. Three vintages of Pinot Noir produced have clearly demonstrated that the objective is achievable.

Begun in 1996 as a research project while studying with the Institute of the Masters of Wine, Mr. VonHeckler discovered that the Niagara Escarpment in Niagara County, New York shares with Ontario, Canada the same soils, climate and aspect as that is found in the Burgundy region of France. Vincor, a Canadian wine company based in the Niagara Escarpment, was recently sold to Constellation Brands for $1.5B.

Warm Lake Estate is making a private offering of $400,000 to finance expansion of the wine making facilities and cover cash flow requirements until sales of existing inventory of wine can be sold.


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