Our People

In the same way that we create an environment for each vine to express itself fully, we also celebrate and nurture the unique qualities of all of our employees. But what we all have in common is important too – a commitment to Southbrook, our customers and our future.

Bill – Proprietor

A passionate entrepreneur and connoisseur of food and fine wine, Bill Redelmeier, together with his partner Marilyn, evolved Bill’s family business from a cattle farm on a 19th century property in Richmond Hill, through to a roadside vegetable stand in the 1980s, to a thriving garden market, and now an award-winning winery.

Bill’s agricultural roots run deep – he honed his skills and knowledge at the University of Guelph and was an active supporter of local growers long before the expression “locavore” was coined.

In 2005, Bill chose to reinvest in agriculture by purchasing a 74-acre vineyard in the heart of Ontario wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake. He doubled his holdings to approximately 150 acres of prime viticultural land in the spring of 2008. With this significant investment located within the Green Belt, Bill has intentionally chosen to become a part of this region’s agricultural heritage for generations to come.

Bill has pursued certifications for both the vineyard and the winery – including LEED, biodynamic and organic certification – clearly demonstrating leadership and commitment to environmental concerns, quality winemaking, and outstanding customer experience.

Casey Hogan – Winemaker

Born and raised in Ottawa, Casey developed a passion for wine early in life. After completing a sommelier accreditation, he shifted his focus to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Oenology and Viticulture at Brock University. Since then, Casey has worked with wineries in Margaret River, Central Otago, Willamette Valley, the Okanagan Valley, and Niagara. In 2019, Casey moved back to Ontario to become the winemaker at international award-winning winery, Southbrook Vineyards.