Thomas Bachelder

last updated 2/25/2018

Thomas Bachelder

Viniculture at Le Clos Jordanne

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery 2145 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, Canada
HQ Phone:
(905) 468-4637

General Information


Consultant As Well As Winemaker - Domaine Queylus

Winemaker - Lemelson Vineyards

Vineyard Manager and Winemaker - Vincor


Bachelor of Arts degreeConcordia University

Recent News  

The Vineyard - Domaine Queylus

Thomas Bachelder
Canada's 2009 "Winemaker of the Year", Thomas left his position as winemaker with Le Clos Jordanne to become a consultant, as well as winemaker and Manager of Domaine Queylus. Wine lovers will recognize Thomas' elegant European signature style. As the régisseur Manager, Thomas is responsible for all of the Domaine's wine decisions. Having worked in California, and for some of the top Niagara Domaines, as well as along with Thomas Bachelder at Le Clos Jordanne, she is highly familiar with his distinctive style and is an intuitive winemaker in her own right. This small, 9 acre vineyard was planted in 2002 and has been under the expert stewardship of Thomas Bachelder since its inception.

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2009 - Terroir Symposium

Sensory Composition and Balance - Chef Demonstration with Executive Chef Owen Steinberg, Limestone: Where Ontario and Burgundy Meet - A Blind Taste Comparison of Ontario and Burgundy, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with Norm Hardie, Winemaker, Norman Hardie Winery, Prince Edward County Jean-Pierre Colas, Winemaker, Peninsula Ridge Winery, Niagara, Thomas Bachelder, Winemaker, Le Clos Jordanne, Niagara, Jamie Drummond, Sommelier, Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar, Toronto, Paul de Campo, Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, Niagara, Paul Grieco, Wine Consultant and Soothsayer, Terroir, New York, Moderator: David Lawrason, Wine Writer, Toronto Life, and founder of the Canadian Wine Awards, Creative Marketing in this New Economy with Karin Potters, Harvest Restaurant, Picton, Michelle Kalman, Toronto Life Magazine, Rebecca LeHeup-Bucknell, Executive Director, OCTA, Moderator: James Geneau, Partner/CEO Gremolata media Group Inc.

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Lemelson - Oregon - Andre Wine Review

If you go to any winery in Ontario and ask about Thomas, the winery staff know that you are asking about Thomas Bachelder.
Owner and winemaker of his eponymous wine label but known for his work at Le Clos Jordanne, Domaine Queylus and 16 Mile... I'm sure I am forgetting about a place or two. Needless to say Thomas is very busy and his reputation precedes him. Thomas Bachelder was the winemaker at Lemelson Vineyards from 1999 to 2002. This was my first stop on my visit to Oregon. When I asked about Thomas they knew who I was talking about. Winemaker Matt Wenger told me that Thomas had a hand in selecting him for the job of making the wines at Lemelson.

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