Originally from Alberta, Andrew became interested in wine while studying history at the University of Calgary. After completing his WSET Level 3 Certificate, he shifted his focus to production and moved to Niagara in 2016 to attend the Winemaking and Viticulture program at Niagara College. After graduation, he worked for producers across Canada including 4 vintages in Niagara. He was drawn to Hidden Bench because of the focus on quality from vineyard to bottle, and to expand his knowledge of organic and sustainable winegrowing. Outside of work, Andrew likes to travel, ski, cycle, and cook.
Vital Wine Stats:
Aha! Wine: 2009 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage
Favourite Pinot Noir Pairing: Beef Bourguignon
Favourite Chardonnay Pairing: Classic spatchcock chicken with vegetables
Favourite Riesling Pairing: Roasted pork loin with apples
Favourite HB Wine: Rosomel Pinot Noir