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    Versado is ‘a source of pride’

    "Ann Sperling could be the poster child for farming over multiple regions of the world. She lives in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, where she works for Southbrook Winery, and she co-owns with her sister Susan and their husbands Sperling Vineyards on long-time family property in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. There, she’s responsible for the running of the vineyard and winemaking.

    "But if running from B.C. to Ontario isn’t enough travel, she and her husband Peter Gamble own a vineyard in Argentina."

    Read more in this article from Country Guide


    ‘this pair takes to challenges like ducks take to water’

    "VINTAGES creative theme 'Those Cosmopolitan Canucks' follows ten Canadian men and women who are making wine outside our country...

    "I won’t re-tell the stories of all ten. Pick up a VINTAGES catalogue for the June 24th release to get the details. But I do want to point out from a critic’s perspective that this crew is also at the forefront of wine quality in Canada. Winemakers Peter Gamble, Ann Sperling, Moray Tawse, Thomas Bachelder and Tony Stewart in particular are behind some of Canada’s best wines... And all remain rooted in Canada."

    Read more from David Lawrason for Wine Align as he goes on to focus on our very own Ann and Peter, "a Niagara-based couple who have had a huge impact on Canadian wine from coast to coast."


    Wine power couple in Vintages circular

    Well, that's quite a headline, isn't it? We're quoting from the June 24th Vintages catalogue that calls Ann Sperling and Peter Gamble "Canada's winemaking 'power couple'." This is from a feature titled "The Cosmopolitan Canucks" that focuses on "10 talented Canadians who've gone international in their quest to share their passion with the world."

    Ann and Peter's two-page spread includes the 2012 Versado Reserva Malbec, along with wines of Southbrook Vineyards and Benjamin Bridge. 



    Putting a cork in it! 

    While Ann and Peter are in Mendoza for the 2017 harvest, it's also time to get the 2015 Old Vine into bottles.




    Happy Malbec World Day! 

    Malbec has been called Argentina's ambassador to the world, and it is celebrated world-wide every April 17th. Ann and Peter in Argentina join in the celebration, toasting Versado customers in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and France!