Ontario Team – Joanna Steele

Joanna Steele
Territory Manager
Toronto Central

JoannaS@lifford.com

Favourite Wine Memory
Other than sipping and spitting through Vinitaly 7 months pregnant?! The Lifford trip to Bordeaux and dinner at Pichon longueville Baron was elegant and beautiful, the wine exquisite. However, whether it is after fighting Friday traffic, or a day out on the water, wine always tastes better with a good meal at the cottage. I have a very fond memory of Laughing Stock Portfolio, some foraged wild mushrooms and venison loin.

Favourite Grape
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – the many styles for each of these grapes will provide a lifetime of sipping!

Previous Life
Sales and Marketing for Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.

What Makes You Proud of Canada?
Our freedoms and the incredible beauty of our lakes and land.

First Job
Salesperson in a sporting goods store.

Your Indulgence
Champagne and Oysters always make me happy. Bordeaux or Burgundy and some type of red meat! Ice cream.

Your Inspiration
I am always inspired by my travels, especially travels to the different vineyards we represent around the world. The passion, dedication and perseverance of the people that I encounter at our wineries is tremendously inspiring. Going after a dream and living it.

Your Retreat
My island cottage in Haliburton with my family and 2 dogs. If I can’t get out of the city: a long run along the Humber River, or an Ashtanga class at Downward Dog.

Your Playlist
Madonna, Sting, Pearl Jam, Chilis, Coldplay, Global Underground.

Famous Person You’d Most Like to Meet
Oprah!