TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Iconic Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip announced their partnership today with Stoney Ridge Estate Winery in Vineland on the creation of a premium VQA Grand Reserve Red Wine. The wine is being released to commemorate the Hips announcement of the re-release of their legendary album Fully Completely and 2015 North American Tour.
The wine was co-created by band members Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, and Johnny Fay in conjunction with Stoney Ridge Head Winemaker Jeff Hundertmark. The wine is an ultra-premium blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the acclaimed 2012 vintage and is a traditional Bordeaux-style reserve red that will retail for $25.00/bottle.
The bottle features an exact replication of the original artwork that first appeared on the Fully Completely album cover. Stoney Ridge Estate Winery was founded in 1985 and was purchased in the summer of 2013 by Canadian TV and radio personality Bob McCown of the fan 590 and Sportsnet Television.
"We are proud to partner with The Tragically Hip in continuing to raise the awareness and acceptance of premium Niagara VQA wines and we look forward to working with the Band, their legendary fan base and all Canadians on the distribution of their incredible wine." said Barry Katzman, President of Stoney Ridge Estate Winery.
"Over the years we have watched and tasted with enthusiasm as the quality of Niagara wines continued to increase and we are excited to be working with such an acclaimed, multi award winning winery in Stoney Ridge on the release of this premium wine," said Paul Langlois on behalf of the band. "We think people will be blown away by."
The wine will be available at Stoney Ridges wine boutique in Vineland, direct to Ontario bars and restaurants, and via on-line sales starting Nov. 10. The company is currently in negotiation with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and other Provincial Liquor Authorities on the potential of a wider release. Quantities are limited.
Stoney Ridge Estate Winery opened in July 1985, as was one of only a handful of licenses issued in the Ontario Wine Industry. Stoney Ridge Estate Winery will continue to produce a wide array of 100% Niagara wines, featuring more than 30 products that include a full complement of VQA varietals and icewines.
Image with caption: "Tragically Hip band members Rob Baker and Paul Langlois along with Stoney Ridge Estate Winery Owner, Bob McCown and Head Winemaker, Jeff Hundertmark launch bands signature wine, Fully Completely. (CNW Group/Stoney Ridge Estate Winery)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141110_C6491_PHOTO_EN_7785.jpg
SOURCE: Stoney Ridge Estate Winery
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