The wine is the product of a unique partnership between the non-profit, non-partisan Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission and Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Co. The estate wine, a Riesling/Vidal, features the official label of the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission.
“This is a great example of an area business seizing the opportunity presented by the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald,” said Arthur Milnes, Commissioner of the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission. “We hope this will encourage other groups and businesses in the area and across Canada to become involved in this crucial national commemoration.”
The very first bottle of Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial wine was presented, in Ottawa, to the Prime Minister.
“It was a very real honour to present Prime Minister Stephen Harper with the first bottle,” said Dave Bergeron, owner of Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Co. “It is only fitting that the man who today holds the job that Sir John A. Macdonald perfected should receive our first bottle.”
“Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Co. will be donating $2 from the sale of each bottle to the Commission,” Bergeron added. “It is our way of assisting the celebrations that will allow all Canadians to mark, in 2015, the service to Canada by our first and founding Prime Minister. This is a special cause for us because Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Co. is located in Adolphustown where John A. Macdonald and his parents lived when the future Father of Confederation was a boy.”
Kingston lawyer Gavin Cosgrove, a leading member of the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission’s volunteer steering committee, was also on hand for the presentation of the first bottle of Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Wine to Prime Minister Harper.
“The Prime Minister was very interested in our Commission’s work and mandate and we thanked him for the support his government has already given the Macdonald Bicentennial celebrations,” Cosgrove said.
For further information and to inquire about how to purchase Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Wine please contact Dave Bergeron at Bergeron Estate Winery, (613) 373-0181, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission please visit www.sirjohna2015.ca or contact Kate Burgess email@example.com or by telephone in Kingston at (613) 767-8178.
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