Former Peller winemaker Buhler moves on to Colio

NOTE: Below is the official announcement on Lawrence Buhler, former winemaker at Peller Estates, joining the Colio team in Lake Erie North Shore.

Harrow, ON, January 2, 2011 – Colio Estate Wines has appointed Lawrence Buhler to the position of Vice President, Winemaking at their winery located in Harrow Ontario effective immediately.

Lawrence Buhler.

A graduate of the CCOVI program at Brock University in 2002, Buhler has spent the past eight years at Peller Estate Winery where he was instrumental in producing high quality wines across the company’s portfolio.

“I’m thrilled to be starting this new adventure with Colio,” said Buhler. “I look forward to working with the team and producing some outstanding wines over the coming years.”

Having worked in British Columbia, Chile, Argentina, and Australia, Buhler brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and dedication with him. He will be in charge of Colio’s entire wine program.

“I’m very pleased to be welcoming Lawrence to Colio,” said Jim Clark, President of Colio Estate Wines. “His skillset makes him ideal for the position but he greatly impressed us with his enthusiasm and passion for his profession. To be able to attract someone of his caliber is a testament to both our company and our unique region and I cannot wait to taste the fruits of his labour.”