Ontario Team – Laura Van Havermaat

Laura Van Havermaat

Territory Manager

Toronto Central


Favourite Wine Memory
Vin-Expo June 17, 1997. Drinking Jadot Chevalier Montrachet “Les Demoiselles” 1983 at Chateau Cos d’Estournel’s Gala Dinner.

Favourite Grape
Chardonnay…as in white Burgundy and Champagne!

Previous Life
I cut my teeth selling wine for Gallo.

What Makes You Proud of Canada?
My wonderful Quebecois husband 🙂

First Job
Newspaper Route – the Detroit News, aged 12.

Proudest Childhood Moment
I was always proud to swim competitively for my high school swim team.

Your Indulgence
Belgian chocolates, Italian cashmere.

Your Inspiration
My mother for her amazing kindness and compassion.

Your Retreat
Hiking in Hawaii or hitting the running trails with my dog.

Your Playlist
Adele, Oasis, Eminem, Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon

Famous Person You’d Most Like to Meet
The Dalai Lama

Actor Who Would Play You in the Film of Your Life
I’ve been told that I am a close double for Uma Thurman

Title of Your Autobiography
Failure is Not an Option