Walter Gretzky Bottle Signing At LCBO

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Wayne Gretzky Estate Winery is proud to announce that the world’s greatest hockey dad, Walter Gretzky will be appearing at a LCBO in Niagara this Saturday for a special autograph session of Wayne Gretzky Estate Wines.

Walter will be at the newest LCBO in St. Catharines located at 420 Vansickle Rd, between 12:00 and 3:00pm this Saturday April 10th. Walter will be signing customers’ bottles of Wayne Gretzky wines available at the store.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to meet one of hockey’s most popular and enigmatic icons and have a bottle of Wayne’s premium VQA wines become a true collector’s item.

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99 leaves mark at Vancouver Restaurant

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Even The Great One needs to fuel up, and when it comes to vino, he’s not averse to plugging his own vintage at the 2010 Winter Games.  So when Wayne Gretzky showed up at Vancouver’s posh CinCin restaurant for a bite Friday evening, he left a heck of a calling card, reports Top Table Restaurant Group director Shelley McArthur.  Full Story

Walter Gretzky Signing at Wayne Gretzky Estate Winery

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Wayne Gretzky Estate Winery is proud to announce that the world’s greatest hockey dad, Walter Gretzky will be appearing at the Winery two weekends in December for a special autograph session of Wayne Gretzky Estate Wines.

Walter will be at the winery between 12:00 and 3:00pm this Saturday December 12th and Saturday December 19th. Walter will be signing customers’ bottles and gift packages of Wayne Gretzky wines available at the store.

Since its inception in 2007, Wayne Gretzky Estate wines has received numerous awards and accolades for its distinctive portfolio of premium wines. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every bottle goes to the Wayne Gretzky Foundation.

“Having my own winery in Niagara allows me to contribute to the growing reputation of wines from a region that’s close to my heart and to my home town.  Each wine has been created in the service of my foundation and I am very proud of the fact that with every bottle you enjoy, we’re able to help kids in communities across Canada.” – Wayne Gretzky

This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to meet one of hockey’s most popular and enigmatic icons and have access to winery exclusive products and holiday packages sure to become a true collector’s item.  For more media enquiries or to contact the winery call 905.562.4945.

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Great One Becomes Grape One

Friday, November 27th, 2009

When Wayne Gretzky was a child, his grandfather — a Russian immigrant — used to make wine at home in Ontario. “He grew his own grapes, everything,” said Gretzky, who remembers trying it when he was younger. Full Story

Justin Morneau Visits Wayne’s Winery

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Canadian baseball hero, Justin Morneau and wife, Krista made a surprise visit to Wayne’s winery located in Vineland, Ontario this week.  Justin and Krista visited for an hour enjoying No. 99 Estate whites and No. 99 Estate reds.  Both talked about their own private wine cellar and how they enjoyed drinking our wines with Wayne and Janet.  Justin especially appreciated the Wayne Gretzky Estate Shiraz Ice Wine.  A great ending to Justin and Krista’s visit was meeting winemaker Craig McDonald.  Click here to learn more about Wayne Gretzky Estate Wines.

Justin Morneau Visits No. 99 Estates

Battle of the Blades

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Wines from Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery pair well with intense on-ice competition, which is why we’re a proud sponsor of the Battle of the Blades V.I.P. Lounge.  Get your skate on, lace up with a bottle of award-winning Gretzky wine, and catch all the action Sunday and Monday nights at 8pm on CBC.  Learn More

Justin Morneau Visits Winery

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Canadian baseball hero, Justin Morneau and wife, Krista make a surprise visit to Wayne’s winery located in Vineland, Ontario this week.  Read More

Another Award For No. 99 Estates

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery continued to receive accolades for its quality vintages with a pair of gold medals at the 28th annual All Canadian Wine Championships in Windsor, Ontario. The 2007 Estate Series Riesling was among a select group of wines honored with gold in the Riesling Off Dry category. Also receiving a gold medal was the 2006 Estate Series Cabernet Merlot in the Meritage Blends Under $25 category. A bronze medal was awarded to the 2007 Estate Series Shiraz Cabernet in the Other V.V. Blends category.

A total of 1,071 wines were submitted from 173 wineries covering Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta and the Maritime Provinces, setting a new record for Canada’s oldest and largest wine competition. Winners were selected by 30 wine writers, sommeliers and industry professionals from across Canada and the U.S.

Previous honors for Wayne Gretzky Estates wines include gold medals at the 2009 Ontario Wine Awards for the 2005 Vidal Ice Wine (Best Vidal Ice Wine) and the 2006 Estate Series Shiraz Cabernet (Best Blended Red), a trio of medals at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits 2008 Competition – a gold medal for the 2005 Vidal Ice Wine, a silver medal for the 2006 Unoaked Chardonnay and a bronze medal for the 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – and the Best Red Assemblage at Cuvee 2009 for the Shiraz Cabernet 2006.

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Panger Talks Gretzky Wine On OTR

Friday, May 1st, 2009

NHL Insider and Phoenix Coyotes Analyst, Darren Pang was a special guest on TSN’s Off The Record.  Watch as Darren provides host Michael Landsberg with a special gift from Wayne, a collection of No. 99 Estates Wines.  View Clip