About Us

Gradwell Wines was founded in 2012 by Sean Rowlands, Sommelier. We source unique, high-quality wines to meet the tastes of the Ontario wine consumer. Whether new to wine or have an in-depth knowledge of wine, Gradwell Wines is the agency you can count on to meet your needs, whatever your budget.

We work with both on-trade and private clients. Services are available to create and complete wine lists for restaurants, private member clubs, banquet halls, and event spaces.

Sean has travelled the globe to hand-select wines to meet our clients’ expectations of both quality and value. Our portfolio is made up of wines that will please every palate, from easy-drinking offerings to wines that can be cellared by the most discerning connoisseur.

Sean and the Gradwell Wines team, personally taste each wine and new vintage to ensure quality and consistency before they add them to our portfolio.

Gradwell Wines’ focus is to work with producers where we can build trusting relationships. Not only do our wines provide quality but they tell a story; a story of the wines, the terroir, and of the people who make them.

Services we Provide:

  • Direct sales through our website, specializing in mixed cases
  • Private and Corporate Wine Tastings (Virtual or Live)
  • Partner with on-trade clients to select wines to create and/or complete your wine list
  • Wine Cellar Consultation
Sean Rowlands

Sean Rowlands

Certified Sommelier (CMS, CAPS)

Sean is a Professional Sommelier, certified by both The Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) and the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS).  He was born and raised in South Africa, in the Constantia wine region, near Cape Town.

Sean has used his vast knowledge of wine to build Gradwell Wines, as a way to share his love of wine with others.

He sees the producers he works with as partners, and himself, as an extension of their brands in Ontario.