Dianne Smith joined GreenLane Estate Winery in 2010 and is a graduate of Niagara College’s Viticulture & Winemaking Program and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Geology (McGill University/University of South Florida). Dianne has been fortunate to work with and hone her skills with ultra-premium producers including Tawse Winery (Vineland, ON), Southbrook Vineyards (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON), and Carrick Winery (Central Otago, NZ). A passionate advocate of the Canadian Wine Industry, Dianne enjoys all aspects of both viticulture and oenology, and looks forward to the increased status and availability of Canadian wines in her native Wales. Dianne’s other love is dogs. She is a supporter of dog rescue programs and is grateful to be able to blend her two passions by bringing her dogs to work with her every day. Her dogs Oskar and Murdoch have been trained to work the fields as birders etc. to earn their keep.
GreenLane welcomes dogs, as long as they are kept on leash. Your pup will enjoy the scents and smells of the winery while you enjoy your visit. Water and treats for your four-legged friends are available, so they too have a great time. When visiting GreenLane you will undoubtably see Oskar and Murdoch wandering the property in their role of working winery dogs.