Rosewood Estate Winery and Meadery

Eugene Roman when he married his bride Renata Roman told her that someday they would open a winery to follow our passion for wine.  She smiled and laughed... 18 years later they purchased our first vineyard along the Beamsville Bench Wine Trail. The first vineyard to be established, started in 2003, was the 10-acre Renaceau Vineyard on the Beamsville Bench. the second vineyard came in 2008

Planted in 2008, the 21st Street Vineyard is located on the Twenty Mile Bench above the town of Jordan. The soils for this 20-acre vineyard are made up of shallow limestone rich clay and shale, with a bed of solid dolomitic limestone beneath. The long gentle slopes allow for good water drainage, and also extended sunlight exposure in the summer. 

The original Renacean's varietals included Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, and more recent additions include Gamay Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The Renaceau Vineyard is also the site of the winery, tasting room and apiary. Both our vineyards are farmed in an environmentally sustainable manner.

The Rosewood story begins over 80 years ago when R.W. Roman’s passion for beekeeping and mead began as a teenager in Ukraine. After arriving in Canada, he continued keeping bees alongside his son, Eugene Roman, who quickly fell in love with the craft. 

At Rosewood our viticulture & winemaking philosophy is very simple – Earth to Bottle.  In the cellar, our philosophy is to do everything we can to allow the flavours of each individual vineyard block show through. Our two estate vineyards are unique to us, and we want to capture the flavours of these vineyards to project their uniqueness through the wines. To achieve this we take a hands off approach in the winery. We practice gentle processing, indigenous yeast (wild) when possible, careful use of oak, and minimal manipulation of the wine. We use a combination of modern technology and traditional old world techniques to help us  handcraft premium wines that reflect the terroir. 

Tasting room is open Thursday to Monday 11 to 5pm. Cheese boards available.

Rosewood provides educational presentations about beekeeping

Since opening in 2008, Rosewood has won over 95 medals in domestic and international wine competitions.

Wines of Canada ~ Oct 2016

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