Norman Hardie is one of a select few winemakers in the world who has mastered the art of tasting, growing and making wine in both Hemispheres and six wine regions around the world.

In his early twenties he received his sommelier certification from the esteemed wine program at the University of Dijon in Burgundy and put his skills to work as a sommelier for Four Seasons Hotels for six years.

His insatiable thirst to master the art of wine making led him on a six year journey apprenticing for the very best producers/winemakers of cool climate varieties in Burgundy, South Africa, Oregon, New Zealand and California. Years of viticultural research into both Prince Edward County and Niagara Peninsula, studying climate, soils and grapevines led to the decision to locate the new winery in this scenic part of Ontario.

In 2003, Norman put roots down in Prince Edward County.