Meet the Team

At Georgian Hills Vineyards, we know that we are only as good as the people we work with, and thankfully we have been blessed with an abundance of talent and passion.

Like our vines, every year our team grows deeper in understanding the business of a destination winery and all the elements to making it a success and a wonderful place for people to visit.

From the vineyards, to the winery, to the tasting room, we are all committed to producing fine wines, distinct ciders and great experiences for our customers.

We love what we do, and want to share it with you!

The Partners

The original founding partners brought significant experience to the Georgian Hills Vineyards. John Ardiel, as a fourth generation apple grower, and Robert Ketchin with 40+ years of experience in wine and beverage marketing.

In the past ten years they have built a team of young and experienced talent that have taken over the key roles of viticulture, wine making, wine marketing, wine education, retail operations and wine events.

Recently, Greg Ardiel and Liam Ardiel became partners in the winery and cidery. We are excited to see what these young additions will bring to the management team at Georgian Hills Vineyard.

The Wine Makers

Vanessa McKean –Wine Maker
Vanessa is the full time resident winemaker at GHV handling all aspects of day to day wine and cider making.

Lindsay Puddicombe – Wine Advisor
Lindsay’s expertise at GHV is advising on cool climate winter hardy varietals wine making/blending.

Thomas Bachelder – Chief Wine Advisor
Thomas’s expertise at GHV is advising on all aspects of the vinifera wine program, strategy, site selection, grape purchasing, wine making and final blending.

The Retail Team

Andrea O’Reilly – Manager of Marketing and Retail Operations
In addition to directing all of GHV’s outbound marketing, Andrea is responsible for managing the customer experience. From inviting people in, to welcoming them onsite, to providing unforgettable experiences, if you enjoyed yourself with us, Andrea had a hand in it.

Andrea doesn’t do it alone. Of the retail staff she says, “At Georgian Hills Vineyards we have a spectacular staff, and it is a true reflection of the quality we strive for in every strain of our business. From greeting and guiding, to decorating and serving, each member of our retail team is as enthusiastic about providing outstanding experiences as they are about wines.”