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Our Team

Kelly Mason

Head Winemaker

Kelly was born and raised in Montreal. Her winemaking career began in 2007 in the Carneros subregion of Napa Valley with an internship at Saintsbury Winery under a Burgundian winemaker.

She then studied Winemaking at Brock University before working first at Tawse Winery and then at Le Clos Jordanne, always focused on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. She also owns and farms the Mason Vineyard on the 20 Mile Bench, planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc.

Kelly joined the Domaine Queylus team in the summer of 2013 and became Head Winemaker in 2018.

Brooke Husband

Assistant Winemaker

Brooke graduated from the Niagara College Winery and Viticulture program in 2018 and during her studies she worked at Domaine Queylus for her first harvest. She then worked in the Okanagan Valley at Black Hills Estate Winery. When she returned to Niagara, she knew her passion was wild fermented Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Brooke has worked at Domaine Queylus now for 5 harvests. In 2022 received the KML Top-30-Under-30 award for Hospitality in Canada, and in 2023 she was awarded The Paul Pender Rising Star Award from the Ontario Wine Awards.

Jo Pacinda

Sales & Marketing Director

Jo comes to Domaine Queylus after working in the hospitality industry since 2004. She also had a career in theatre for 10 years alongside her degree in Theatre Production and Design from Brock University before returning to the wine and hospitality industry. Since starting her career in wine in 2015, Jo has obtained her WSET II with Merit.

Jo joined the Domaine Queylus team in 2020 as a Tasting Bar Associate, becoming the Retail Manager in 2021 and Sales & Marketing Director in 2022.

Theresa Mildenberger

Administrative Director & Property Manager

Theresa was born and raised in Binbrook, Ontario. She was employed by the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board in the Administrative Department for over 25 years.

Theresa joined the Domaine Queylus team in 2021 and welcomes this challenge at this stage as a new chapter unfolds. She enjoys working in a hospitality setting supported
by an admirable agricultural product and a team she admires and respects. 

Emily Buwalda

Wine Club & Social Media Manager

Emily comes to Domaine Queylus with 8 years of retail and sales experience, alongside a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Brock University. She started in the wine industry at Domaine Queylus as an Administration Assistant & Tasting Bar Associate in 2022. She has obtained her WSET I.

In 2023 Emily became the Wine Club & Social Media Manager.

Our Teams

Harvest and Winemaking Team - 2022

Dave, Kaleigh, Juan, Andrea, Brooke, Kelly, and Curtis

Retail Team - 2023

Denise, Theresa, Alyssa, Emily, Jo, and Dylan


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