Featured Winemaker

Welcome to our page featuring Canada's winemakers. Each month
we will feature a winemaker from across Canada.
One whose wines help to make Canada an International star in the world of fine wines.

Frédéric Picard 


Born in Burgundy, Fred was destined to be a winemaker. He is the son of His father was a doctor, a surgeon, living near Paris. His orginal thoughts on a career was to join Doctors Without Borders. Howver not been the best of students his father advised him to think twice about medical school. So he decided to take another route. Been born and raised in Burgundy he was quite familiar with good wines.

He continued his education in Canada. Fred originally received his MBA from Concordia University and decided to follow his calling into winemaking and went on to complete his winemaking/oenology degree from the famed Lycee of Beaune. Fred has done vintages in various regions throughout the world including France, Italy, South Africa, Chile, California and Niagara and then was lured to Prince Edward County. Fred has been a member of Huff Estates since the winery's establishment and has become a highly regarded craftsman at his trade.

Sparkling wine that intrigues Frédéric the most. Frédéric Picard says he learned how to make sparkling over the telephone – talking to his friend David Henault, one of the winemakers at Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in Reims.

Huff Estates was founded in 2002 and officially opened it's doors in 2004. This contemporary state of the art facility offers a unique destination within Prince Edward County. With National award winning wines, fine art and luxurious accommodation all on the same property


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