Meet the Team!

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Jayne Graydon
Owner

Jayne married Paul in 1982 and commenced an illustrious home making career with three wonderful children, Richard, Emily and Oliver. Jayne early wine career in England saw her selling the most Piper Heidseick Champagne in her first year and being jetted off to Rheims to visit Piper HQ by way of a reward. She was eight months pregnant at the time and had to be flown in by private jet ! Since emigrating with the family in 2003 Jayne has established herself as an astute manager of the sales and marketing team at Saxon and specalizes in selecting the wine styles so loved by our loyal customer base.She is also a director of Bottleneck Drive which is the cornerstone of the wine trail in Summerland.

Paul Graydon
Owner

Paul is married to Jayne and have three children. They moved to Summerland BC in 2012 from Alberta to purchase a winery. In 2003 they emigrated from the UK where they had grown up and established their lives in the Kent area. They became Canadian Citizens in 2010. They called themselves ‘Saxon Winery’ after their English heritage from centuries past and this has served them well over the period since January 2012.

Their lives have been transformed since starting the winery and their passion for wine has been given an outlet. They both love the sales and marketing side of the business and employ a famous winemaker and vineyard staff to run production. Their older children have careers in Calgary and their youngest has a career in the wine industry.

Natasha Tarrant
Vice President and Client Communications Manager

Natasha has been on board with us for four years and manages all our client communications. She also manages our wine club and exclusive shareholder club communications as well as being a shareholder in the winery. Natasha is often seen helping out in the tasting room and sharing our wines at the various events throughout the year.

Leighton McCarthy
Senior Tasting Room Advocate

Leighton has been with us for three years and has been an evergreen tasting room advocate for a number of years. Leighton has also assisted with our new building project with his draughtsmanship background and recently became a shareholder in Saxon Winery.

Candice Granger
Tasting Room Advocate

Candice Granger joined Saxon in the Spring of 2019 as a key member of the tasting room team.