Dominique Thebèrge | Tasting Room Associate
Dom has worked as a seasonal, high performing sales associate and ambassador in the JoieFarm tasting room since 2018. Dom is a Certified Sommelier from the hotel École Hôtelière de Laval, has a background in advertising, and is a professionally trained actor. Dom has dedicated his 25-year career to food and wine, working as a som in Montréal. and Quebec City's best restaurants. He has also worked as a sales rep for an import wine company. His pedigree includes Relais and Chateaux at the Post Hotel in Lake Louise and has worked the past two winter seasons as the cellar master of Mike Wiegle Heliski. Dom has also worked the past three vintages with the JoieFarm crush team at harvest. He is currently formalizing his winemaking skills at Okangan College.
Lesley Buxton | Tasting Room Associate
Lesley is a free-lance writer and published author, but is also a deep wine enthusiast and food lover. She has a 30-year background in hospitality and has formalized this passion with a WSET 3 accreditation. Lesley has worked as a high-preforming summer sales associate in JoieFarm’s tasting room since 2019 and now works year-round at JoieFarm assisting with sales administration for our licensee order desk.
Rachelle Goudreau | Tasting Room Associate
Rachelle comes to JoieFarm with 20 years of hospitality experience, both as a working sommelier in restaurants and as a consultant in the wine trade. She joined JoieFarm in early 2021 to help establish a growing wine club membership and coordinate this potential growth with a re-imagined bespoke tasting room and hospitality experience. She is assisting witn onboarding our new direct-to-consumer platform and customizing its set up for the 2021 tasting room season. The goal of her position is to coordinate the two arms of this direct-to-consumer sales channel so that they can support each other and eventually grow the JoieFarm wine club membership.