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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.

Signature Holiday Cocktails as seen on CTV Morning Live

Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves showed some of his Sommelier-recommended wine picks that make excellent last minute gifts this holiday season.  

Last minute wine gifts as seen on CTV Morning Live

Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves showed some of his Sommelier-recommended wine picks that make excellent last minute gifts this holiday season.  

wine review: Culmina No. 18 Süsser Riesling 2020

Ottawa, ON November 2022 Matt's review: Culmina's No. 18 Süsser Riesling 2020 is very unique offering that's part of their winemaker's small lot experimental series. 2020 Süsser Riesling No. 18 is sourced from Margaret's Bench Vineyard high up on the... Continue Reading →

wine review: 92-93 pts Culmina Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

: From Culmina's mineral-rich Arise Bench vineyard located high up on the Golden Mile Bench in the Okanagan Valley, Culmina's Cabernet Sauvignon shows the intensity, complexity, and elegance the wines from this premium Okanagan winery are renowned for year after year.

Amarone Opera Prima – combining the best of Valpolicella: wine, food, and performing arts.

This article showcases some of the best Amarone della Valpolicella wines from the 2017 vintage along with other highlights from Amarone Opera Prima which took place in Verona, Italy in June 2022. The 2017 Vintage of Amarone della Valpolicella - 'Softness and Longevity'

Wine review: 13th Street June’s Vineyard Riesling 2020

Ottawa, ON October 2022 Matt’s review: 13th Street Winery's June's Vineyard Riesling, made from Alsatian old Clone 49 Riesling, shows a delicate yet complex bouquet of sweet orchard fruit, floral blossom, wild flower honey, petrol, and limestone minerality. The palate... Continue Reading →

wine review: Burrowing Owl Athene 2018

Athene is a well structured, elegant and softly textured wine that highlights the best of premium wines from the Black Sage Bench.

wine review: Red Barn at Jagged Rock Off Centre Viognier 2019

100% Viognier from Black Sage Bench in the heart of the Okanagan

wine review: 93 points – CheckMate Silent Bishop (Merlot) 2017

93 points - CheckMate's Silent Bishop (Merlot) 2017.

wine review: Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 available at LCBO

BCs Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 available at LCBO now, and a great wine to enjoy now and over the next five years.

Impress the In-laws this Holiday Season – Sommelier Matt Steeves’ recommendations for holiday cheer – as seen on CTV Morning Live Regina

Today on CTV Morning Live Regina, CTVs Brit Dort, and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some great wines and spirits which are sure to impress the in-laws this holiday season. Wines that will suit every palate and budget, including white, red, bubbly, and some spirits too.

wine review: CheckMate Black Rook 2016

Ottawa, ON November 2021 Matt's review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery produces some of the finest Chardonnay and Merlot from their Golden Mile Bench winery situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. CheckMate's 2016 Black Rook Merlot is an outstanding expression... Continue Reading →

wine review: Winemaker’s Cut Fidelia Sparkling Brut 2020

Ottawa, ON July 2021 Matt's review: Winemaker's Cut Fidelia blends 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscat Canelli from Deadman Lake Vineyard in the heart of the Okanagan, to produce an easy to love style of sparkling wine that will shine... Continue Reading →

wine review: CheckMate Opening Gambit 2015

CheckMate continues to showcase Canada's ability to produce world-class wines worthy of great acclaim, wines that shine alongside peers from Napa, Tuscany, and Bordeaux.

BBQ perfect wines as seen on CTV Morning Live – May 29 2020

May 29, 2020 Today on CTV Morning Live, CTVs Annette Goerner and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some BBQ-perfect wines, and wine cocktails, to pair with your backyard BBQ.                            To help prepare us for the BBQ season, and those social... Continue Reading →

wine review: CheckMate End Game Merlot 2014

Ottawa, ON April 2020 Matt's review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery produces world-class Chardonnay and Merlot from their Golden Mile Bench winery situated in Canada’s wine capital, Oliver, BC. 2014 End Game is a rich and concentrated expression of ultra premium Okanagan... Continue Reading →

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