Jaime and Heather Matos at Matos Winery & Distillery were both born on the island of Pico in the Acores, just off of Portugal. Heather came to Ontario when she was 5 and Jaime when he was 18. While in the Acores Jaime helped his father tend to his vineyards there and make wine.
Jaime ran a very successful U-Brew business in Ontario for over 20 years. This involved making wine from pure juices from California, Greece, Italy and Chile and in the fall season had grapes imported from California for the wine maker who still preferred the old fashion way of making wine. Jaime would also buy grapes from the local Niagara farmers to blend with the California grapes. He had all the equipment for destemming and crushing the grapes for all levels of wine makers. He would also consult with clients as to the best way to end up with a superior wine.
Owned In: Prince Edward Island
Made In Saint Catherines, PE:
- White WIne
- Rose Wine
- Red Wine
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Last Updated December 16, 2023