Aleksandar joined the Pillitteri team at the beginning of the 2010 harvest and brings with him over 15 years of experience and expertise in wine making. Previously, he has worked with Vincor Canada as a VQA Winemaker since June 2004 and previous to that with Hillebrand Winery as a Winemaker and Lab and Cellar Technician commencing in 1996. Aleksandar received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and his Honours Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology at Brock University. Aleksandar’s proficiency in HACCP and his ISO program knowledge is also valuable for Pillitteri to continue with the production of secure and quality VQA wine making.
“I have always considered Pillitteri Estates winery a benchmark for high quality wines with elegance and finesse. It is a great privilege to become winemaster for this distinctive winery. My goal is to continue to develop the high quality standards the winery has already established.”