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Quercus Vino was founded by Niilo Edwards and Matt Steeves, both Certified Sommeliers of Wine. Niilo calls Vancouver home, while Matt is based out of Ottawa, Canada’s capital.

Matt Steeves, is an Ottawa based Sommelier and co-founder of Quercus Vino (@Quercusvino). A passionate wine-enthusiast, Matt has visited many of North America’s wine regions which has given him an appreciation for the stylistic differences that each region’s unique climates and soils can produce. Matt is an avid supporter of the growing Canadian wine industry and is proud to say there are world-class wines being produced in each of Canada’s major wine making regions.

wine review: Winemaker’s Cut Rosé 2018

July 2019 Ottawa, ON   Matt's review: This small production (220 cases) single vineyard Rosé from Winemaker's Cut estate vineyard in Oliver, BC, has the most elegant colour that sparkles intensely in the sun like a fancy pink diamond.   A... Continue Reading →

Sexy Valentine’s Date Night Wines

February, 2018 Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Henry Burris and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some sexy wine picks that are perfectly suited for a romantic Valentine’s date night. Check out the full CTV video here. When planning... Continue Reading →

wine reviews: Arterra Chardonnay & Pinot Noir 2016

Ottawa, ON February 2017 I love tasting wines (obviously!) and am always keen to taste new wines in the Ontario market so I can share any new personal favourite wine picks with fellow wine lovers on social media and via... Continue Reading →

Sangria and Summer Cocktails for Canada Day #CANADA150 Celebrations as seen on @CTVOTTMORNLIVE

CTV Ottawa Morning Live June 30, 2017 Theme: Sangria and Summer Cocktails for Canada Day Celebrations Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves served up some easy to make and super refreshing ice cold sangria... Continue Reading →

Spring Wines and California comes to Ottawa

  CTV Ottawa Morning Live April 6th, 2016. Today on CTV Morning Live,  Sommelier Matt Steeves and the talented Melissa Lamb showcased some terrific wines to enjoy this spring as part of our regular wine segment.  We also tasted some wonderful... Continue Reading →

The pursuit of excellence at Painted Rock Winery in beautiful British Columbia, Canada

September 2015 - Matt Steeves On September 20, 2015, I had the pleasure of meeting with John Skinner, proprietor at Painted Rock Estate Winery. From the moment you start climbing the long and winding hill to reach this beautiful winery... Continue Reading →

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