KW Wine Makers Guild | Our Members
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Current KW Winemakers’ Guild Members

Jim Bradshaw, President

Rob Fukudome, Past-President

Mike Lattanzio, Treasurer, Web Design.

Jonathon Bowman, Secretary

Stephan Gillespie

Bruce MacLaurin

Steve McDonald

Don Panagapka

Norman Falk

Graham Murphy

Greg Zepf

Al Effelmann

Past KW Winemakers’ Guild Members

Adam Shortt

Bob Schute

Bill Morris (Social Memeber)

Brent Hodgson

Chris Kraemer (Social Member)

Darren Bessey

David Crawford

David Marshall

David Sykes

Don Mayne

Fraser Ross

Ivan McMahon

Jeff Garrett

Jim Hummel

John Tummon (Social Member)

Mat Vaughan (Social Member)

Paul Gerber

Peter Mason

Peter Pigeon

Robert Fukudome started with the KW Winemakers Guild in 2010. He had an increasing interest in wine for many years previous to joining the group, but had never made wine before. Being directed toward this group he had known of its reputation and knowledge about wine, grapes, fruit and fermentation. Robert’s increasing thirst for hands on learning and hard work is shown in every vintage he produces. Some of Robert’s wine has shown great results. Thus far, Robert has acquired several medals at the Amateur Wines of Ontario Competition. Currently Robert has the honor of being the Club Past President of the KW Winemakers Guild. With many aspects to wine making Robert uses his artistic ability in creating a suitable wine room to cellar his wines as well as designs unique wine labels to show case each vintage. Having many hobbies this is certainly at the top of his rack.

Robert Fukudome

Past President

Mat Vaughan has been an amateur winemaker since 2007. What started out as a fun small hobby has slowly grown over the years. Since joining the Kitchener Waterloo Winemakers’ Guild, Mat’s winemaking skills have steadily improved. From starting out making winekits out of his basement, Mat is now one of the top competitors in the Amateur Winemakers’ of Ontario ranking within the top 5 winemakers from 2012 to 2014. He competes in all 23 classes of wine, but his real passion and expertise is in crafting full bodied refined red wines. He is also a hard cider maker and in 2014 won the honor of becoming Ontario’s grandmaster cider maker.
Most recently Mat has taken the next step in the winemaker’s evolution and with his family purchased 23-acres of fertile land in Ontario’s garden – Norfolk County, also known as the most up-and-coming wine region the South Coast wine region. He now has a small test vineyard and orchard planted and hopes to someday open his own commercial winery and cidery.

Mat Vaughan

Club Member

Jonathon initially became interested in making fruit and honey wines because he enjoys growing, harvesting and foraging as much as working in the cellar. His current passion is cider and he is planting several small orchards with cider apples. He is also becoming increasingly interested in grape wines and sour beers. When not making wine, he can be found walking in the woods, gardening, photographing at weddings and county fairs and enjoying time with his wife and son.

Jonathon Bowman

Club Member