TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2022 /CNW/ – Eleven-time Olympic and World Championship sprint medalist, Andre De Grassse, launched his signature wine label at a star-studded red-carpet event Tuesday night at Toronto’s iconic Casa Loma. Sport and entertainment celebrities came out in support making the evening a celebration worthy of a champion including Penny Oleksiak, OG Anunoby and k-os.
De Grasse has teamed up with Pillitteri Estates Winery to produce a Reserve Classified wine from 2020 vintage, baring the name 19.62, a nod to Andre’s gold medal winning 200m time from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Only 6,000 bottles of the Corvino, Cabernet Franc blend are being produced. The premium wine is available at degrassewine.com for $50, with a portion of proceeds going to the Andre De Grasse Family Foundation. 100 bottles have been signed by Andre and will be available for purchase at $500, generating $50,000 for the Andre De Grasse Future Champions Scholarship program.
“I’m excited to be releasing my own signature wine a year after winning gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.” said De Grasse. “Developing a great wine takes commitment, attention to detail and patience. It also involves a big team behind the scenes working together to produce a world class product. It’s similar to the team that helped prepare me to be at my best for the Tokyo Olympics. I am proud of the team and proud of the wine.”
“This is a perfect partnership of champions” said Charlie Pillitteri, Pillitteri Estates Winery. “With over 1000 wine awards, Pillitteri Estates Winery has achieved excellence on the world wine stage. The Pillitteri family is very proud to have partnered with Andre De Grasse in producing this outstanding signature wine supporting the Andre De Grasse Family Foundation. Cheers!”
SOURCE Andre De Grasse Family Foundation