Sommelier on Site

Let the wide world of wine come on your vacation and be guided through a fun and interactive event, custom tailored for guests at Rosemount On The Bench.

With 4 hands-on experiences to choose from, bring a tour of wine country on your stay, and bring home memories to last forever

After working as Head Sommelier for some of Ontario’s top wineries, Thomas Hartlen brings his signature humour and wealth of knowledge to your dining room. A graduate of The Canadian Food and Wine Institute (Honours) and with WSET certification (Distinction), Thomas will make everything from “Ground to Glass” easy, fun, and accessible to all.

Thomas is hilarious, knowledgeable, and likeable! His Wine 101 session was a great way to pass time with friends in the evening at Rosemount! A perfect 5/5 we would recommend Thomas to anyone visiting the Niagara region!

Zach and Becca, Guests

WINE 101

Want to impress your friends on your wine culture, and sit with the professionals? Ever wonder what the person behind the bar is talking about during your tasting? Then this is the experience for you! Go over everything about how to properly taste and assess wine through 4 wines, and how to make the most of every glass you have!


So you’re in Canada’s wine country, but don’t know what to look for? Learn all about what makes
Niagara such a hidden secret when it comes to wine through 4 premiere wines, and be in the
know of what you should look for when you go exploring Canada’s best wineries on your own.


Rosé is one of the hottest wine trends in decades, and there’s a style made for everyone! Learn
about how rosé is made through 4 unique wines, all the different styles from around the world,

Go above and beyond your regular tasting with upgraded wines for only 20$ per person