by Krystina Roman for Rosewood Estates, a ‘Certified Good Food Fighter

Date: Sunday, June 5th 2011

Time: 10:30 AM – 2 PM

10:30 AM – Johnny Bower arrives, time to meet & mingle with the Stanley Cup winning goalie

11:00 AM – Johnny Bower Merlot Bottle Opening, Speeches & Cake Cutting

11:30 AM – Sip Johnny Bower Merlot, enjoy cake and mingle with Johnny (don’t forget to bring your favourite Maple Leaf memorabilia to sign)

12:00 PM – Graze The Bench 2011 starts with music (Vintage Rock), food (Mario Pingue as Chef), and more wine releases (2009 Sussreserve Riesling + 2009 Pinot Noir) . For more information please visit:

Beamsville, ON – Rosewood Estates is proud to partner with legendary Toronto Maple Leaf and four Time Stanley Cup winning goalie, Johnny Bower, to craft his signature 2009 Johnny Bower Merlot. This limited edition wine will be released on Sunday June 5th at Rosewood Estates Winery with Johnny Bower officially presenting the wine. The event will run from 10:30am to approx 2pm.

The Rosewood team invites you to this free wine release occurring in Beamsville Ontario on Sunday June 5th ( meet and mingle with Johnny Bower while sipping on his limited edition Johnny Bower. Located on the renowned Beamsville Bench that same weekend a great block party, Graze The Bench ( ) with 7 other wineries will also be occurring from 12pm to 5pm. Celebrating new wine releases, food and live music it’s a great way to experience some of Canada’s best wineries and get to enjoy some great fun with family and friends.

“I never imagined I’d ever have a wine named after me. I’m just a hockey player “ says the Maple Leaf alum known for his daring on ice maneuvers like his signature Poke Check and playing with no face mask.

The Leaf alum and tireless fan was sure to choose a local winery to release his special edition wine. Working with Johnny from wine to label concept, “ I can’t believe we got to work with a such an admired and respected hockey legend like Johnny Bower ” says Renata Roman, one of the owners of Rosewood. “ A lot of people grew up watching Johnny and it’s been an unbelievable experience working with him. We are all excited and passionate about this project and hope everyone gets to enjoy the wine as much as we do. “

Rosewood Estates Winery is a local winery focused on making great Ontario wines. The Johnny Bower Merlot will only be available at the winery for $25. To order please call Rosewood at 905-563-4383 or email us at

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4352 Mountainview Road

Beamsville Ontario

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