Operated by highly experienced sales and distribution team, Dream Wines helps their customers to identify solutions to product placement and selection challenges and by providing opportunities to maximize their return on investment. Quality prides itself in providing the highest level of service and commitment in the purchase, storage and delivery of products within provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
To preserve both quality and integrity, most of our products are stored in our climate-controlled warehouse in Bordeaux before being ship to Canada.
"We believe our philosophy and approach, combined with our competitive strengths, distinguishes us in the marketplace for the benefit of our Customers and Vendors."
To utilize our knowledge of the wine and spirits industry and our commitment to quality service there by establishing both a profitable and pleasurable partnership with our Customers, Vendors and Employees...and to enjoy ourselves along the way.
Eric Tetrault-- President
Eric grew up in a Montreal family surrounded by wine and food. He worked as an art dealer in Montreal for several years, and further developed his love for art and wine. In 2003, he founded Dream Wines in Alberta, and expanded to BC in 2006. Eric got married at Chateau Angludet in Margaux, and has two boys, Nathan and Harry. Although Eric loves Bordeaux, he also has a soft spot for top California Cabernets, Pinot from Burgundy and Champagne. He's also a car enthusiast and can often be found on a race track in the summer months. Eric is a graduate from HEC University in Montreal, International Business.
Brian Gunsten -- Vice President
Growing up in Vancouver, Brian worked in the local restaurant scene and this is where he developed his passion for wine. After completing the WSET program in 2000 he shortly after convinced his girlfriend to make a move to Calgary and try their luck. When he arrived in Calgary, he worked for a couple more restaurants and then for a local wine importer. Attempting his fate with becoming a triple threat he moved into the retail side and ran a couple of top wineshops for a few years.
In 2007, Brian joined Dream Wines. His time in the wine industry has allowed Brian to travel to nearly all wine producing regions around the globe, and to taste the world's best wines. Brian's goal with Dream Wines is to bring the world's best wines to Canada.
Brian is married with two kids, Max and Sofia. His advice for wine lovers out there: "Remember variety is the spice of life and drink more delicious whites, sparkling and rose. Down with the 100 point rating system."
Christie Vaughan-- Alberta Sales
Christie has been part of the Dream Team since 2012. She was born and raised in Nanaimo, BC and has spent her professional career working for local and international restaurants and hotels, such as Walt Disney World and Fairmont. Christie has a diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Malaspina University in Nanaimo.
Over the past 10 years, she developed a passion and love for wine. Because of this passion, she went on to complete her Diploma with the International Sommelier Guild and is now a Sommelier. She can usually be seen out and about in the Calgary scene drinking a glass of her favourite Riesling or Pinot Noir.
Ashley Shillabeer-- Alberta Sales
Born and raised in Edmonton, Ashley has been a part of the ever-evolving wine & hospitality industry for 20 years now. She has been working on the sales and private consulting side since 2012. Ashley completed her Diploma through The International Sommelier Guild in 2013 and subsequently finished her WSET 3 advanced. Ashley is a member of YEG Women in Wine and the owner of a private wine event company Completely Uncorked. She is an old world wine lover with an affinity for a good dusty burgundy and inventive Beaujolais. She is married to a drummer and has a very busy house full of 2 little girls and 2 dogs!
Jocelyn Morgan-- Alberta Sales
Jocelyn has been working as a sales representative in the wine & spirits industry for 16 years after moving on from the health care sector. She completed the ISG Diploma in 2008, followed by WSET Level 3 in 2016. She belongs to a wine club - the BLB (Blind Leading the Blind) - not only to spend time with a fun group of people but also to continue and empower her knowledge of wine.
Jocelyn's love of wine and travel has taken her all over the world to some remarkable places, including an actual full-on trip around the world 5 years ago. She is always looking forward to the next undiscovered destination or revisiting the special places that stole her heart.
Jocelyn lives in Calgary with her two cats, Walter and Saul. She has a passion for cooking and enjoys hosting weekly Sunday night dinners with her two sons Scott & Shane.
She's often asked about her favourite wine and though that's ever-changing, a flute filled with bubbles will always brighten her day!
Robert Herman-- British Columbia Sales Manager
Robert's hotel restaurant background saw him leading top teams at The Metropolitan and the Loden Hotels in Vancouver, Viceroy Santa Monica in California and Club Intrawest Zihautanejo in Guerrero, Mexico. As a Restaurant Manager and Food and Beverage Director, wine has always been a passion and he acquired his International Sommelier Guild Certificate with an extremely accomplished class in 2002.
Robert has been fortunate to tour many of the world's great wine producing regions and is always searching for small, terroir driven up-and-coming producers and regions. He even has his own wine label, has personally made a couple of his own wines and loves to collect and drink older, classic offerings. He is married with 2 kids, 2 dogs, 3 gerbils and a snake.
Timothée Angliviel de La Beaumelle-- British Columbia Sales
Born and raised in Bordeaux, son and grandson of wine merchants, Timothée was steeped in the Bordeaux wine industry since his childhood. He naturally grew up learning to appreciate fine wines in his household.
Timothée started his career in Russia, as a sales representative, and then after a few years in real estate in Paris, then returned to the wine industry as a Purchasing Manager for two wine merchants, and then certified wine broker. He also enjoyed being an active member in the running of my family's wine estate, Château Larteau for 10 years.
Timothée completed the WSET Level 3, and the DUAD (One-year oenology and tasting part time-program for professionals) at the Bordeaux Faculty of Oenology and with a Masters Degree in Business and Management.
Together with his fiancée, who is a Chef de Cuisine and from Lion's Bay, Timothée decided to leave Bordeaux and move to the beautiful city of Vancouver in 2018. After a few months working for a wine retail group, he is thrilled to have joined the Dream wines team since February 2019.
Timothée is engaged to Catherine and they have an energetic and lovely Jack Russell.
''A good wine is a wine you will remember."
TJ Harstine-- British Columbia Sales
Growing up down the road from wine country in Ontario you would think that TJ would have wine in his blood, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
It was only after his first trip to wine country in his early twenties just a short drive from his hometown that he realized the passion that would shape every decision to follow.
TJ immediately switched careers and jumped into a position with The Fairmont Hotels, while studying to begin his education with WSET and The Court of Master Sommelier simultaneously. From there, he moved back to his home province of Ontario and continued his studies while working as the Estate Sommelier at one of Canada's top wineries.
In early 2016, TJ passed the Certified Sommelier exam with the Court of Master sommelier and moved back to Edmonton, shifting focus to the import side of the industry.
TJ also runs his own blog site and YouTube channel "The Modest Somm" trying to spread the love of wine
Sandrina Saldanha-- Operations Manager
Daughter of a winemaker, Sandrina's practical knowledge in the wine industry started 28 years ago at her family's Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business, she continued to work as the General Manager of the winery. She later expanded her wine experience as Sommelier, Wine Educator, and Events Manager in Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC.
Among her many accomplishments in the industry, she hosted a radio show called Wine Wednesday and was a former President of the Vancouver Island Vintners Association. Sandrina was also the Dining Room Instructor and Sommelier of Culinaria Restaurant at the Art Institute's International Culinary School in Vancouver. For several years she was a Wine Educator for both the International Sommelier Guild and The Wines and Spirits Education Trust.
Sandrina has successfully completed both the ISG and the WSET Sommelier Diplomas. She is trilingual with fluency in French, German and English. Sandrina joined the Dream Wines team in 2010 and lives in Vancouver with her husband and their two children.
Stephanie Beattie-- Office Admin
Stephanie recently joined Dream Wines to support the team with administration. She has extensive hospitality and tourism experience with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management. Her career started at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel and then quickly jumped across the world to Australia where she called it home for 10 years.
Working in sales, real estate and business development at the Hyatt and Rydges Hotels, she was always lured to the beautiful surrounds of wineries nearby. She was offered the opportunity to work at a local cellar door and from there, her passion for wine flourished. Always seeking holidays and day trips to the wine regions around Australia, Stephanie quickly fell in love with the industry and lifestyle.
Stephanie has successfully completed WSET 2 and lives in Lions Bay, British Columbia with her husband and two young children.