Principal - Raymond E. Signorello Jr.
Ray's higher calling as a wine enthusiast came to him in Napa Valley,
during the mid 1980s, when he and his father began the successful
Signorello Vineyards. Since then Ray has never looked back. Today his
broadened interests include Signorello Consulting, a winery and vineyard
consulting practice, as well as Evolution Fine Wines, a distributor
which Ray is proud to have founded. Ray enjoys helping fellow vintners
with their business needs, and bringing fine wines to market is almost
as enjoyable as growing and making the wines itself.
Born in San Francisco, Ray was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia,
where the Signorello family continues to maintain their permanent home.
He divides his time between San Francisco, Napa Valley and Vancouver,
but sets aside frequent times for business-related travel and the
opportunity to keep connected with the larger world of winemaking.
President - Peter Burrow
Peter Burrow has worked in the beverage alcohol industry for the past 27 years in many facets of management and sales. He is recognized as one of the top educators for the wine, spirit and beer business in Western Canada and has been contracted by several jurisdictions for their liquor boards.
His extensive experience in the industry has allowed him to rub shoulders with many of the world's most influential wine people and chefs, as well as on premise owners and top buyers throughout Canada. His invaluable associations with world producers of wine and spirits illustrates his understanding of far reaching markets and their influence on Canada’s marketplace.
Amongst his peers, Peter is considered to be very progressive in his insight into trends within the industry, which in the recent past has proven to be a major asset to the companies he has been employed with. Peter's enthusiasm for life is reflected in his love for wine -- a beverage he not only likes to talk about but one he encourages everybody to drink. In his spare time Peter likes to cook, golf, and travel and try to keep up to his 16-year-old daughter.
Sales Manager - Jason Sanwell
Jason comes to Evolution Fine Wines with nine years’ experience in wine
sales & marketing in Alberta with portfolios primarily consisting of
small- to medium-sized wineries that are family owned and operated.
Working in partnership with specialty wine stores and restaurants with
focused wine programs, Jason has brought these smaller producers to the
attention of wine connoisseurs throughout the province and established
their presence in the marketplace.
With many years’ experience in hospitality, combined with wine education
from ISG (Diploma) and WSET (Advanced), and business education in sales
Jason is familiar with the many facets of this dynamic business and
continues to look for new stories to tell.
Consultant (B.C) - Stephanie Power
Stephanie's curiosity for wine surfaced during her work and travel
across Canada and Europe.
With extensive experience in all aspects of hospitality, staff development
training and bar management ranging from Chateau Lake Louise to the award
winning Wine Bar for the Joeys Group, Stephanie sought to branch out into Sales.
To refine her palate, Stephanie is currently studying wine through the
International Sommelier Guild.
Becoming a portfolio consultant for Evolution Fine Wines has allowed Stephanie
to exceed in a company that she is very proud to be a part of.