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 The Initiation of a Brand-New Noble Program -
the NOBLE KNIGHTS and DAMES. 

 

It was clear to us that there must be specific criteria to identify these Noble Knights and Dames. After considerable thought, the following criteria were adopted. All Noble Knights and Dames must demonstrate all 3 criteria, exhibiting “above and beyond” expected qualities and behaviours.
Noble Deeds:
can encompass professional accomplishments and excellence, contributions to society through participation in charities, volunteer work, public service and any other noteworthy causes.
Noble Traits:
are those personal characteristics and qualities, reflected in our Culture statement, which stand out as an example to be emulated by others. 
Noble Ambassador:
involves past and current support for Noble Ridge and exceptional promotion of its business and ideals. 
 
Our Noble Knights and Dames will be recognized in several ways.
A personalized label on a unique wine will be created for the Noble Knight and Dame. Each wine’s back label will include a “noble quote”, reflecting the individual. This label program will take place over time, as unique wines are identified and produced.
Noble Knights and Dames will be recognized on our website and introduced to our Wine Club members.
Noble Knights and Dames will be celebrated at Noble Ridge events, when possible. Of note, there will be a celebration of our Noble Knights at our upcoming 20th Anniversary festivities in 2021.
We are very excited to introduce our inaugural Noble Knights and Dame.

 

Noble Ridge’s inaugural NOBLE KNIGHTS and DAME are:

 

Richard Powers                             Vintage 2017 Chardonnay

Richard is constantly buying and promoting NR wine to his friends, business associates and family. He has assisted in expanding our Wine Club in Ontario. As Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, he has been awarded numerous teaching awards for excellence, in addition to his considerable volunteer contributions, e.g., with the Canadian Commonwealth Games, Rugby Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Quote on Powers Vintage Chardonnay 2017 back label:

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Drs. Jim & Pam Stone                  Vintage 2017 Cabernet

Both Jim and Pam are practicing physicians and have made significant professional and volunteer contributions in each of their fields, cardiology and pediatrics respectively. They have contributed their time and support out on site at NR on many occasions. In addition, they have held events and promoted NR wines, personally purchasing NR wines to send to their friends and colleagues.

Quote on Stone Vintage Cabernet 2017 back label:

“Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.”

(Rebecca West)

 

In this day and age where leadership and the characteristics of nobility are extremely rare commodities, these inductees are shining examples of what can be achieved as human beings.  We are truly blessed to be associated with such Noble People; please join us in celebrating their new titles.  

 

We are going to add new Noble Knights and Dames in the future – this is just the beginning …