Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Adds $2.75M BCAP Loan

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BMO/BCAP loan secures working capital to support future growth

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - October 27, 2020) - Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. (TSXV: DWS) ("Diamond Estates" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has partnered with its existing lender, Bank of Montreal ("BMO") to obtain a $2,750,000 Business Credit Availability Program loan (the "BCAP Loan") through the federal program offered by Export Development Corporation ("EDC"). The BCAP loan has an interest rate of 1.25% above prime, extends to July 1, 2022 to align with the BMO bank facility of the Company and has an 80% guarantee by EDC as support.

"We are very pleased with the BCAP Loan and appreciative of both the strong support and relationship that we enjoy with BMO and also want to thank both the EDC and the government for the introduction of the BCAP loan program," said Murray Souter, Diamond's Chief Executive Officer. "As our business evolves during these challenging times, the BCAP loan will give us access to increased working capital resources as we look to take advantage of new and existing opportunities in our industry."

About Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Inc.

Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Inc. is a producer of high-quality wines and a sales agent for over 120 beverage alcohol brands across Canada. The Company operates two wineries, one in Ontario and one in British Columbia, that produce predominantly VQA wines under such well-known brand names as 20 Bees, EastDell, Lakeview Cellars, Dan Aykroyd, Fresh, McMichael Collection, Seasons, Serenity, and Backyard Vineyards. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Trajectory Beverage Partners, the Company is the sales agent for many leading international brands in all regions of the country as well as being a distributor in the western provinces. These recognizable brands include Josh wines from California, Fat Bastard and Andre Lurton wines from France, Kaiken wines from Argentina, Blue Nun wines from Germany, Francois Lurton wines from France and Argentina, Felix Solis wines from Spain, Waterloo Brewing from Ontario, Landshark Lager from the USA, Marston's beers from England, Edinburgh Gin from Scotland, Tamdhu, Glengoyne and Smokehead single-malt Scotch whiskies, Barcelo Rum from the Dominican Republic, Becherovka Liqueur from the Czech Republic, C.K. Mondavi & Family wines (including Charles Krug) from Napa, Bols Vodka from Amsterdam, Koyle Family Wines from Chile, Pearse Lyons whiskies and gins from Ireland, Niagara Craft Distillers' beverages from Ontario, Fontana di Papa wines from Italy, Cielo e Terra wines from Italy and certain Heineken International beer brands, including Tiger from Singapore, Red Stripe and Dragon Stout from Jamaica and Gosser and Kaiser from Austria.

Forward-Looking Statements

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For more information, please contact:

J. Murray Souter
President & CEO
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.
jmurraysouter@diamondwines.com

905.641.1042 Ext 234

Geoff Kritzinger, CPA, CA
Interim CFO
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.
gkritzinger@diamondwines.com
416.371.1240

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