Meet our winemaker

Meet our winemaker

Jonathan Rodwell

While each of our wineries has its own winemaking team, Jonathan Rodwell, Director of Winemaking and Viticulture, oversees winemaking and viticulture of all our wineries to ensure high-quality and consistency. 

Jonathan was brought up in a family with roots in the 19th century London wine trade and has made the world of wine his lifelong pursuit. After initial studies in Food Science, he continued with further specialization in Fermentation Science/Viticulture/Enology at the University of California at Davis. His career has taken him to grape growing regions around the world–with many years spent in France, California and Italy where he has made wine and managed winery estates. In addition he has consulted in countries as diverse as Ukraine and Chile.

The experience of working with many grape varieties, wine styles and cultural contexts makes him uniquely qualified to take the wine industry in Nova Scotia to a new level. Jonathan’s knowledge of all things wine and vine is matched in equal measure by his enthusiasm for learning and sense of discovery.