Our Team

Simon Rafuse: Winemaker

Simon joined Blomidon as our Winemaker in 2009.  Simon brings a wealth of international experience to the winery, having earned a Master of Viticulture and Oenology degree from SupAgro Montpellier in France.  He honed his craft working at Shaky Bridge Winery in New Zealand and at Domaine Zind-Humbrecht and Chateau de Lancyre in France.  A native Nova Scotian, Simon jumped at the opportunity to return to his home province to make wine.  “Nova Scotia is a really interesting wine region because our climate allows us to achieve such unique character in our wines,” says Simon, “The terroir really shines through.”

Harold Gaudy: Viticulturist

Harold joined us in late April of 2015 from British Columbia, where he previously worked at Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Le Vieux Pin. His decade of experience in BC is a great asset to our industry, and he’s quickly learning the nuances of the Nova Scotian climate.