Vintage Trade is a small yet passionate team of wine professionals who meet the highest service standards.
Vintage Trade was started in 2000 with a focus on working with independently owned, quality minded producers. Our team is made up of a group of passionate, wine professionals who bring a diverse range of experiences from the hospitality industry, wine education, winemaking and wine importation.
We are a full service wine agency operating in both the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s (LCBO) retail channel and the LCBO private order system. The latter is where we facilitate the importation of products to supply on-premise accounts (HORECA) and direct to consumer sales.
What’s Important to Us
We work with family-owned wineries who pick their grapes by hand and make their wine with the least amount of intervention. In most cases, we have met and come to know the winemakers and the families that own the vineyards.
Meet the Team
David Thompson, Owner of Vintage Trade
Some people say I have the “best job in the world”. In some ways, that may be true, but keeping wines available and working through the LCBO provide great challenges. After 22 years of operating my agency, I’ve finally begun to work out the kinks. The ‘best’ part of my job is finding interesting, and often, unique wines that deliver more than you expect. Your feedback is always welcome. email@example.com (289) 242-1496
Aaron has worked as winemaker in Cahors, France and the Barossa Valley in Australia. He is currently a professor for the Sommelier program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. In 2007, Aaron won the Tony Aspler award for “Ontario’s Best Professional Blind Taster.” Aaron Shaw has worked with Vintage Trade for 18 years. Aaron lives in Ottawa and covers the surrounding territory.
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Justin joined Vintage Trade in 2017 and has 20 years of experience in the Ontario wine and spirits industry. Originally focused on On-Premise sales, Justin’s varied experience has been an asset in the broader development of the company. Through 2020/2021 Justin was the driving force behind our highly successful virtual tasting program and growth in private client sales.
Justin’s lifelong interest in food, wine and hospitality plus his completion of the WSET Diploma has helped evolve and focus our portfolio of suppliers and product offerings. Outside of wine and the wine business, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage twins, travelling, dining and cycling whenever possible. email@example.com (416) 930-3617
Beth’s passion for wine and its stories began while visiting Ontario vineyards on weekends while living in Toronto. After many years in sales in the technology industry, a move brought Beth and her family to the Niagara region and shortly after arriving, she began a role with Malivoire winery where she was able to share her passion for wine with others. Beth spent seven years as an on-premise sales representative for Malivoire, completing her WSET Levels 1 & 2. She is looking forward to taking on Level 3! Beth is excited to be representing Vintage Trade in the Niagara and Hamilton regions and looks forward to sharing the stories behind the portfolio with her on-premise clients. A wife and mom to two children, all of whom love spending time outdoors or on the water. firstname.lastname@example.org (289) 253-4132