Meet The Family
Nadia met Ilya in Winnipeg during university and followed her own path in the business world. First working in Commercial Banking, she caught the entrepreneurial spirit from her customers passion for their business.
She then worked as Controller and VP Operations at a local manufacturing company to learn operations on a more practical front.
Now Nadia is living the entrepreneurial dream; hands dirty in all areas of the business. In order to maintain a strong wine knowledge, Nadia received her Certified Sommelier designation and along with WSET 3
Scott graduated with a degree in Environmental Science at McGill University. Always fascinated by nature, he continued his joy of gardening on his apartment balcony while also learning to brew beer from home.
Since 2013, Scott has been a studious pupil of the Niagara terroir. After working for a number of Bench wineries, a family-run vineyard management company, and a couple harvests at a boutique winery in Australia, Scott craved a senior winemaking role.
By the Christmas of 2019, he found just that at Leaning Post. What makes LP so exciting for Scott is that the wines made here are so unique and true to the terroir of each vineyard. He gets to see his hard work progress from bud to bottle via the Senchuk Vineyard
Toby’s passion for wine began long before he arrived at Leaning Post. His range of experience is pulled from the various cities he has lived and travelled in; From Victoria, BC to Osaka, Japan.
Working in some of the most exclusive hotels and restaurants and cultivating an expertise in the art of fine dining along the way. He fell in love with Old World wines while managing the bar and wine education at Buon Gusto, a high-end Italian restaurant in Guelph, Ontario, which quickly set him on a path toward attaining his WSET 3.
Toby is thrilled to serve alongside Victor and the Leaning Post team and share his genuine love for wine with a focus on providing a lasting experience to anyone he has the pleasure of pouring for.