The Small Winemakers Collection

Small Winemakers

The Small Winemakers Collection

Like all great companies, Small Winemakers Collection got started with a question two guys had over the water cooler.
The blokes in question – Richard Godin and Peter Wearing – wondered how they could create a company that would pay for travel.
“That was the sum and total of our aspirations,” laughs Peter, who admits his first wine order was just three cases from a small Italian vineyard.
Twenty-five years later, the company, Small Winemakers Collection, not only pays for the travel, but creates long-standing relationships that matter.
“Many of our suppliers have been with us for more than 20 years. And they are like family,” says Peter.
Some of those ‘family members’ – eight in fact – will be flying to Canada for this year’s Ottawa Wine and Food Festival, where 70 Small Winemakers wines will be represented at the Tasting Alley.
For Peter, a visit to the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival is always refreshing.
“I like Ottawa’s wine scene vibe. It’s so different from Toronto, where people are a bit jaded. People are really interested in learning more about wine and always love to hear a good story. A visit to Ottawa really re-charges me.”

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