Alex Baines

Alex joined our team as Assistant Winemaker in January 2017 after completing the Winemaking and Viticulture program at Niagara College and was promoted to Winemaker in March 2022. Originally from Finchingfield in Essex County, England he has 10 vintages of experience at premium producers in California, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. The small quality focused team at HB and the multifaceted responsibilities is what originally attracted Alex to join our small winery team. Alex has a keen interest in Organic and Biodynamic viniculture and above all the attention to detail required to craft exceptional low- intervention wines. When not in the cellar Alex enjoys being active hiking the Bench or playing soccer a couple of times a week year round.

Vital Wine Stats:

Aha! Wine: 2010 Pyramid Valley Earth Smoke Pinot Noir
Favourite Pinot Noir Pairing: Duck Confit Leg, Seared Duck Breast with Red Cabbage
Favourite Chardonnay Pairing: Roast Chicken with roasted potato and seasonal veggies
Favourite Riesling Pairing: Blue Cheese and Pear Wood Fired Pizza
Favourite HB Wine: Felseck Pinot Noir