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New World Wine Tours provides interactive virtual tasting experiences and bespoke, private wine tours from Toronto to Niagara and Prince Edward County. Showing our guests an authentic visit to Ontario’s wine country is a priority. For this reason we only frequent terroir-driven wineries and farm-to-table restaurants. 

Our expert guides lead and customize each trip to suit your tastes for an intimate hand-on approach to wine tourism. 

We’re all sommeliers who have a deep passion for wine, food, and eduction. In Toronto and online we organize wine tasting events for corporate groups, client appreciation, and special occasions. 

Mackenzie | Founder & Head Sommelier

Mackenzie is the founder of New World Wine Tours and Eating Through TO.

After traveling the world tasting wines across Europe, Asia, Africa, and The Americas he’s returned home to promote the love of wine in Toronto. As a CMS certified sommelier, sake scholar,  wine & spirits educator, and culinary tourism innovator he crafts intimate tours and wine events. Creating community through food and drink is a passion he looks forward to sharing with you.

Learn more about Mackenzie at mackenzieputici.com

Paige | Sommelier

Paige McIntyre is a virtual tasting host since 2020 and a sommelier at Blueblood Steakhouse in Casa Loma in Toronto. She has been studying wine for the past 5 years and has been mentored by some of Canada’s best palates. She recently had the privilege to be an Apprentice Judge for the Canadian National Wine Awards in 2019. According to Paige wine should be approachable and fun for both the guest and sommelier in order to love, learn, and be immersed in the beverage experience.

She spends her free time wining and dining in Toronto, visiting vineyards in Niagara and Prince Edward County, and sipping on Cru Beaujolais (or bubbly!) with friends.

Spencer | Whisky Expert

Spencer Gooderham is the seventh generation, direct descendent of the Gooderham Family who built Canada’s first and largest distillery dating back to 1832. 

He served as the Canadian Whisky Ambassador for one of the largest spirit companies in the world, enjoying several years of traveling Canada and spreading his knowledge and passion for whisky coast-to-coast. Spencer has cut the corporate ties and settled down to share his love of whisky in his own way, a little closer to home.

Sip with Spencer on our our Virtual Whisky Tastings

Adrian | Sommelier

Adrian Marquez, Anthropologist, Sommelier, Entrepreneur. 20 years experience in hospitality, 17 years a Sommelier. Head Sommelier and founding team of Charlies’ Burgers, ‘one of the top food and wine experiences in the world’. Founder of Agaru, the next wave of hospitality metrics. 

A proud Canadian immigrant from Mexico City, has lived in Los Angeles, Leshan, China and Kyoto, Japan. Fluent in English and Spanish, speaks Japanese like a 4 year old.

Loves jungles, beaches, biodiversity, organic and biodynamic wine, disco music, hikes, absurd long walks, learning, teaching not preaching. Techno hippie, well rounded nerd.

Charles Steven | Sommelier & Guide

Charles Steven Trenholme has spent a long career in the wine business having introduced the wines from six continents into the Canadian market. He holds a Diploma from the UK Wines & Spirits Education Trust and the German Wine Academy. He has taught wine appreciation at Humber College, George Brown College and IWEG. Since 1992,

Charles Steven has conducted the twice annual seminar “Importing Wines, Beers, Spirits For Pleasure & Profit” which has led many people into careers in the wine business. He is also an accomplished cook having taken cooking classes in Paris, Rome, New Orleans, Hong Kong and Marrakesh. 

Eduardo | Wine Tour Guide

Eduardo Rodriguez or ‘Edu’ is native to Spain, and has a long history of guiding and management in the tourism industry. After several years in London, and the food and wine paradise that is Tuscany, Edu is excited to share the gastronomic wonders of Ontario with our guests.

Now based Prince Edward County, he also assists his wife Andrea with their company The County Picnic.

 

Nael Hamwi | Graphic Designer

Nael Hamwi provides us with beautiful graphics and digital collateral for our promotional materials and virtual tastings. Nael is a freelance graphic designer, animator, and 3D sculptor. 

He specializes in concept design and 3D modelling. He consults with companies for brand creation, and layout design. Among these: Digital Leisure and Rogers TV. Mostly recently he’s been working with Secret Location to create VR games.

Check out his projects at naelhamwi.com