3930 Cherry Avenue
A John Howard Cellars of Distinction Winery. Megalomaniac wine is a retirement project of John Howard to help raise funds for the Kids’ Health Links Foundation.
Mr Howard originally wanted to christen these wines in my name, John Howard…and then my good friends accused me of being yet another “(profanity withheld) megalomaniac”. The name stuck! The bottles feature a series of faceless executives wearing the iconic bowler hat accompanied by a unique title generally associated with the Megalomaniac brand. The name itself comes from a brief story that can be found on the back of each bottle.
The brand soon became one of the fastest growing in southern Ontario. In fact, Megalomaniac cracked the LCBO’s Top 10 VQA producers’ list.
John Howard - photo from Financial Post
John invested $8 million in a new building overlooking the Niagara Escarpment; it includes a restaurant, visitors’ centre and private tasting rooms.
The cellars and vineyards of Megalomaniac sit on a 96-acre site in Vineland. Sébastien Jacquey is the winemaker.