Meet the Team!

Paul Graydon
Owner and Chief Executive Officer

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.

As a WSET3 Paul’s life has been transformed since starting the winery and his passion for wine has been given an outlet. Paul loves the sales and marketing side of the business and employs a winemaker and vineyard staff to run production.¬†

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Jayne Graydon
Owner and Director

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.

Natasha Tarrant 
Vice President and Client Communications Manager

Natasha has been on board with us for 5 years and manages all our client communications. As a WSET graduate 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.

Warren Hall (B.Comm., CPA, MBA) – Chief Financial Officer

As a recent appointee to assist with all aspects of finance at Saxon, Warren is a senior level executive with extensive experience in both
Finance and Operations. With more than 25 years of experience in financial
leadership roles, Mr. Hall has supervised a number of large finance units and has
been the chief financial spokesperson for several companies. As a Chief Financial
Officer, he has reported directly to the President / Chief Executive Officer and
has been responsible for strategic and tactical matters as they relate to financial
management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of
financing. Mr. Hall has delivered contract C.F.O. services in the Western
Canadian marketplace for the past fifteen years. He also has had extensive
experience in the development and successful implementation of a number of
Business and Strategic Plans. He is acknowledged and appreciated by his peers
and clients for his excellent communication skills and results oriented
philosophy. He also serves on the boards of a number of companies.

 

Daisy and Jack – Greeting Committee / Vineyard protectors

Often seen licking guests and appearing in photo shoots …..