Mike Weir is not just a sports icon. He’s also a vintner of the highest order.
Mike Weir Wines, all VQA, have been singled out for numerous distinctions, most recently during the Vancouver Olympics where he was featured in an afternoon of wine tastings at Ontario House. The Hall was packed and Weir spent time after his on-stage interview signing wine bottles for his fans – fans of his golfing and his winemaking.
Is it any wonder that his wines won the 2009 Ontario Wine Award Gold Medal?
And did we mention that Mike Weir himself is a recipient of The Order of Canada?
In late 2008 Mike Weir Wines, at the time already one of the best selling and fastest growing Canadian wines in the market, partnered with Chateau des Charmes of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a pioneering winery that planted Niagara’s first commercial vinifera vineyard 30 years ago. They have 300 acres of vines under cultivation today and the Bosc family banks generations of grape growing and wine making experience. You can count Weir, then, as a true vintner. Many golfers just have the label. Weir has the winery, too. And to round out it all out, the Canadian PGA TOUR is part of the affiliation. More Here >>>
Now if that’s not enough glitz and glamour for this VQA, quality wine, last year’s Toronto International Film Festival also chose Mike Weir Wines as its official date.
“I am very proud to have my wines associated with an event that has the prominence and importance of the Toronto International Film Festival,” said Mike Weir. “This event is important to Canadians and the world of film making and my winery is very proud to showcase our wonderful VQA wines.”
All proceeds from the sale of all Mike Weir Wines went to The Mike Weir Foundation; a charity founded by Mike and his wife Bricia supporting Canadian children in emotional, physical and financial need. Their foundation is a cause both the Weirs are sincerely dedicated to.
Mike Weir Wines is distributed by Diageo Canada, the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wine and beer.
“As the Canadian distributor of Mike Weir Wines, we are extremely pleased to offer film lovers a selection of superior quality wines, which will pair well with the excellent cinematic offerings the Toronto Film Fesitval is internationally known for,” said Debra Kelly-Ennis, President & CEO, Diageo Canada.
The press touted the union as “an ideal marriage between a Canadian sports icon, an award-winning Canadian wine, a Canadian- based charity and an International Film Festival.”
TIFF presents one of the world’s largest showcases of Canadian films.”We are thrilled to welcome Mike Weir Wines to the Festival family,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF.