The Peller Estates Experience
Our winery is a special place, where Winemaker Katie Dickieson and Winery Chef and personality Jason Parsons work together to create Canada's most innovative wine and food experiences. It’s a place where people come to awaken their palate by celebrating and learning about the many nuances of wine: growing and tasting, pairing and serving, buying and cellaring.
A Note from our Winemaker Katie Dickieson
July has been a wonderfully busy month for our team. The most exciting news came from the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada, where Peller Estates was named the Canadian Winery of the Year for 2014!
Vintage 2014 has had a slightly cooler and wetter July than ‘average,’ but periodic sunshine, and the prospect of a warm and drier August, has left us with high hopes for great quality fruit. The vines have had adequate moisture to carry us through the rest of the growing season.
Harvest will be here before we know it so we are preparing the winery, press house, and barrels for the coming vintage…cleaning, emptying, and organizing for our most exciting time of year!
5 Questions with Executive Chef and Restaurant General Manager, Jason Parsons
What did you have for dinner last night?
A Maple Bacon & Cheddar Grilled Cheese. Not glamorous but it was late when I got home.
If you weren’t a chef, what would you do for a living?
Nothing, it’s all I am and no matter what, I would find a way to be a chef.
What ingredient can you not live without?
Bacon, no wait Cheese, no wait Butter, no wait I was right the first time. BACON
Person you would most like to cook for?
A Michelin Star inspector.
Do you have any pet peeves?
People that don’t respect the food and the effort that has gone in to it.
Location: The Barrel Cellar
Chef Jason Parsons