our roots

Our vineyard is located on the outskirts of Navan, 15 minutes south east of Orléans. Five thousand cold hardy hybrid vines are grown on a clay-loam slope planted between 2008 and 2011. In 2013 we transformed an old dairy barn into our winery and wine store. We opened our doors in May 2016.

We grow five varieties of grapes on the farm and purchase grapes from two producers from Niagara-On-The-Lake.

 
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Winemaker/Grape Grower

 - Jan-Daniel Etter

Jan was raised on a dairy farm in Sarsfield, Ontario. He went to Vully, Switzerland to work on the family vineyard with his cousin and uncle from 2005-2011. Here he learned the basics of grape growing and wine making.

Back in Canada he started collaborating with the owner of Domaine Perrault, Denis Perrault and his winemaker Bernard Martineau. Through their mentoring he was able to craft high quality artisanal wines. 

 

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Grape Grower / Partner - Anne Grenon

Anne was born in Orléans, Ontario. She currently works full-time as a Registered Nurse at The Ottawa Heart Intitute. She began working in the vineyard with Jan-Daniel in 2012, and decided to learn more about grape growing. To continue developing her knowledge she decided to work in Hawke`s Bay, New Zealand in 2012 and again in 2014.