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Jason MacPhee

Wine Category Manager

With over 20 years of experience as a wine merchant in Halifax, Jason joined Bishop’s Cellar back in 2013. Working within our product team and splitting time between our shop and warehouse offices, Jason’s extensive experience helps select and source the wonderful wines we carry on our shelves everyday. Working hard to make shopping for wine less complicated and intimidating for customers of all knowledge levels, you can catch Jason pouring wine and helping customers find what they’re looking for on most Saturdays down at our Lower Water St. store.

Favourite grape or wine region? 

Syrah/Carmenere blends from Chile. Currently in love with Lambrusco Salamino, though.

Are you a dog or cat person? Or maybe neither. Maybe you have birds or turtles or an ant farm?

Dogs – all of the dogs.

What song would you pick for karaoke?

Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band. Or Yeah! by Usher.

Jason MacPhee's Picks

“If I could visit any of our producers/suppliers”


In 1887 Emile Bouchon boarded a ship from Bordeaux to Chile. Upon arrival in the Colchagua Valley, he was able to build one of the most prominent vineyards of the time. Emile’s Grandson Julio traveled south and fell in love with the granite soils of the Maule Valley. In 1977 he acquired Mingre Estate where the family lives and produces wine today. I met the family and enjoyed their wines. Next I would love to experience the Maule Valley.

The J.Bouchon Canto Sur is produced using select Carmenere, Carignan and País grapes from their vineyards in Maule. Intense red fruit notes of cherry on the nose. The fruit carries over on the palate and is accompanied with a savory herbaceous peppery finish.

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