First Leaf: Vineyard and Winery Planning and Design

Our philosophy and practice:

First Leaf is all about wine. We’re about making exceptional wines, and about making it possible for them to be made.

We savour the eventual wine along every step of the journey. From the first dialogue about the vision you hold, the first taste of ripening grape on the vine, to the anticipation of the first vintage swirling in a properly chosen glass.

Passionate about the wine industry, our purpose is to provide a comprehensive consulting service to vineyard owners, winemakers, winery owners and developers with an interest in the industry, at each stage of their growth and evolution.

Our teams

Grapes on the VineFirst Leaf is led by Tilman Hainle, one of Canada’s leading viticulturists and enologists,

Tilman specializes in vineyard and winery design and operation. As required, First Leaf engages and leads integrated teams of trusted professionals in the development of master plans for a range of land uses and facility types.

Their combined skills, experience and knowledge are managed to provide a seamless, integrated service to the wine industry that is unique in Canada.