Our Passion

Our Passion for Wine Cellars stems directly from our passion for collecting fine wine



Before our founder Gary Larose became a wine collector and acquired the knowledge and confidence that leads to a passion (more like an obsession) for cellaring wine, Gary was a young man remodeling kitchens who liked a glass with meals.


Sometime during the job of renovating David Lawrason’s kitchen (a highly regarded Canadian wine writer), Gary gained more knowledge and appreciation for the art and science of making, storing and serving the age-old beverage. 


During that renovation, David’s wife at the time, Shirley, was kind enough to prepare lunch for Gary and his team, and David himself opened a bottle of wine to accompany the meal. He was even so generous as to give Gary a few bottles to take home. In the days that followed he would ask Gary's opinions of the wines.


Gary's curiosity piqued and he attended David Lawrason’s wine course later that year. This was a popular program as David helped write and produce Wine Access Magazine, has been a contributor to The Globe & Mail, Toronto Life and involved with Wine Align online. 


The decision to take David’s course was a turning point in Gary's life, and it was the first of many such courses in which he enrolled in. The other participants that he met in these continuing education classes contributed immensely to his understanding and enjoyment of wine. These experiences helped Gary to better appreciate the art of making, storing and serving this timeless beverage.


Wine is so enjoyable because of its underlying complexity. The complexity comes from the many variables in the process. It is a process, which starts with the vines, the soil and the climate and ends with storage and how the wine is served. For this reason, making fine wine is an art. It is an expression of human creativity.


Taking David Lawrason’s wine course set Gary on a path to becoming a discriminating wine collector avidly pursuing his passion by establishing a diverse reserve of his favourite and most interesting fine wines. Like all wine enthusiasts everywhere, Gary wanted to establish a perfect space to showcase his collection. Following his own passion is how Rosehill Wine Cellars first became involved in creating ideal custom wine cellars, wine rooms and other wine storage facilities that are both beautiful and practical ways to maintain your wine.


Taking David Lawrason's wine course set me on a path to becoming a discriminating wine collector."
Gary LaRose
Rosehill Wine Cellars


Find out more by contacting us at 1-888-253-6807, emailing info@rosehillwinecellars.com, or visiting us at our headquarters and showroom in Mississauga (Toronto). 

We are open from Monday to Friday 9-6 and Saturdays by appointment.

It will be our great pleasure to share our wine experiences with you.