On deck or at the switchboard, our team works year round to capture the finest flavours of Nova Scotia.
‘Pete’ is a name synonymous with fine fare in Nova Scotia. His culinary explorations began as a stall owner in Nottingham, England, and led him around the world before he chose to settle in the Maritimes. Here he formed one of Atlantic Canada’s best known and loved brands: Pete’s Frootique. Countless well-fed customers later, Pete has kept close to his roots as the charming grocer and energetic personality. Always looking with an entrepreneurial eye towards new adventures, he sees the vineyard as a true calling.
When he’s not at the Vineyard, he’s travelling the world speaking to companies, associations and food & wine industries. Visit www.PeteLuckett.com
Nicole Greene, Restaurant Manager
Nicole’s love of food, wine and travel led her from the Annapolis Valley around the world before landing her back where she started – lucky for us! Her training in Business Administration helps our restaurant and human resources run tickety-boo, and her friendly disposition keeps everything copacetic when things are ringing off the hook.
Richard Harmes, Executive Chef
The call of the Annapolis Valley brought Chef Richard back to his roots after years spent collecting inspiration in cafes, pubs, steakhouses and hotels across Nova Scotia – and as far west as Northern Alberta. His passion to capture the fresh flavours of East Coast cuisine through simple ingredients and great food is reflected in every dish he creates.
Mike Mainguy, Executive Winemaker
Mike is indeed our ‘Main Guy’ at the winery. His well-rounded knowledge for all things wine comes from his experience in Nova Scotia as well as in the Niagara region, an area with similar growing conditions. A Nova Scotian at heart, Mike’s been with us since we opened our doors to the public in 2011, leading production of our wide range of whites, reds, dessert and fruit wines.
Geena Luckett, Events & Tasting Bar Manager
Part of the family business since the ripe old age of 10, Geena is following in her father’s footsteps at the winery. Having graduated from Dalhousie with a Bachelor of Management, and with hands-on experience working with wineries and wines shops here and abroad, she’s joined the Luckett team as the go-to-gal for the wildly popular winery events and tasting bar activities.
Marcel Kolb, Vineyard Manager
Don’t let the accent food you – Marcel’s background in wine is as French as his prized bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Growing up in Switzerland, he learned precision techniques from the masters, and applies those specialized skills to our unique Nova Scotian terroir. Just a glance at our meticulous rows of vines is enough to see that Marcel is serious about growing grapes.
Mari Humeston, Licensee Sales
Our restaurant wine sales representative, Mari’s extensive experience in the wine industry makes her an invaluable resource for our sales team and our wholesale customers. After living in Halifax for a couple years the siren call of the Annapolis Valley lured her back. When she’s not on the road visiting our customers, Mari can be found around the winery making sure our guests are enjoying their visit.
Drew, Admin Guru
Drew is the best-dressed intern in the province. He was enrolled in NSCC’s Business Administration program in Kentville when came to us for his work placement and we keep finding reasons to hold onto him. He has since graduated and we promoted him to assistant office manager! He is keen to jump into any project, and is our go to guy for invoices, shipments, newsletters and even the odd tank scrubbing.