OSCWGA Grower Members

Lasanowski Farms
Lawrence Trickey
Lloyd Schmidt

Mat Vaughn

Mat Vaughan is a partner, vineyard manager and winemaker at the Hounds of Erie Winery, a virtual winery based in Norfolk County. Mat and wife Melissa moved to the County in 2012 and are in the process of building a vineyard and winery from the ground up in Clear Creek. Mat believes that great wine starts in the vineyard, and thus spends most of his time on the farm with family.

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Octavian Omoreano has perhaps the only farm on the south coast where poultry can run free-reign amongst the vineyards. Octavian started this farm only 3 years ago when he retired from accounting and wanted a more peaceful, self-sustaining life in the countryside. Although the farm is young his grapes have grown considerably, and are already bearing abundant fruit after two years! That may be due to the fact that he is the only farmer with an irrigation system in place for each vine.
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Tony Pais

Having lived and farmed in France, Portugal and finally Canada, Tony Pais is an extremely hard-working man with five farms under his belt. He and his wife have almost 300 acres of fruit crops on the farms they built together from the ground up. Aside from growing peaches, apples, sour cherries and other fruit, Tony likes to grow grapes because it reminds him of home. In Portugal, his father grew grapes and today it brings Tony nostalgia of wonderful times: when friends and family gathered happy to help harvest the grapes.