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Arterra Wines Canada adopting lighter-weight 1.5L bottle

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July 12, 2020, Indianapolis, Ind. – Ardagh Group, Glass – North America has announced it’s supplying Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. with a new, lightweight 1.5-litre Bordeaux Stelvin® wine bottle.

The wine bottle, designed and manufactured by Ardagh, has an overall weight reduction of 20 per cent (5.5 ounces) from its original design. Designed in high-quality glass, the new, lightweight bottle delivers shelf appeal in a premium, sustainable package.

“Arterra is very proud of its supply relationship with Ardagh Group and the delivery of the latest lightweight bottle initiative,” said Emilio Russo VP procurement at Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. “We remain committed to delighting our customers and consumers with this sustainable packaging format.”

In addition to the redesigned bottle, Ardagh Group currently offers a collection of 12 750-millilitre bottles and one one-litre bottle that are compliant with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s  standards. The bottles are developed and designed to maintain high-quality and enhance consumer appeal, while lessening the overall environmental impact by requiring less energy demand, transportation impact and CO2 emissions.


“As the largest producer of glass wine bottles made 100-per-cent in North America, Ardagh takes pride in working closely with customers like Arterra to deliver the highest standards in sustainable packaging options,” said John Shaddox, chief commercial officer for Ardagh’s North American Glass business unit.

“The 1.5-litre Bordeaux Stelvin bottle is manufactured across the U.S., making it available for regional shipment to North American wineries from coast to coast.”

Arterra Wines Canada is Canada’s leading producer and marketer of award winning, globally recognized Canadian and imported wines. The company operate 12 commercial and estate wineries across Canada with more than 1,700 acres of premium vineyards.

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