Norm Hardie is one of a select few winemakers who has mastered the art of tasting, growing and making wine in both hemispheres, in six wine regions around the world. In his early 20s he received his Sommelier certification from the esteemed wine program at the University of Dijon in Burgundy. After working as a sommelier for Four Seasons Hotels for six years, his desire to pursue the art of winemaking led him on a six-year journey apprenticing with winemakers in Burgundy, South Africa, Oregon, New Zealand and California.
In 2003 Hardie put roots down in Prince Edward County by planting 12,000 Pinot Noir vines, 3,000 Chardonnay vines and 2000 Pinot Gris vines. Today Hardie applies his global expertise to crafting wines that reflect the incredible terroir and cool climate of Ontario.
In just seven years, Norman Hardie Winery has established itself as one of Canada’s premier wineries. One of only four wineries in Canada to be featured in Jancis Robinson’s and Hugh Johnson’s Oxford Encyclopedia’s World Wine Atlas, the winery produces old-world style wines that are designed to be
approachable now, and to age gracefully. Norman Hardie wines can be sourced from the winery, select VINTAGES stores, in top Ontario and Quebec restaurants, and in fine restaurants and boutiques in the competitive Hong Kong wine market.
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