Shaun Edmonstone – Food


Chef of Bruce wine bar returns back to home town Thornbury, Ontario from Toronto’s Pangea restaurant as well as the Windsor Arms Hotel. With 15 plus years in the culinary industry, Shaun earned his Red Seal Certification at George Brown School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts in 2005.


Aspiring to sourcing out the freshest, local and even organic produce & ingredients wherever possible, Shaun has a natural instinct when it comes to preparing the most mouth watering food and uniquely plating it.


Many of the ingredients are house made by Shaun. His passion to forage and bring to the menu nature’s ingredients are patently obvious in the menu. Fiddleheads, Garlic scapes, wild leeks, pickled, and placed on our charcuterie boards. Just a few of his many talents as an accomplished chef.



Jennifer Vipond – Wine


After more than 20 years in the Animal Health Industry, working for veterinarians, selling and marketing pharmaceuticals in the corporate world, Jennifer suddenly developed a passion for grapes.


Victoria and Tofino were key factors in inspiring the small plates wine bar not to mention igniting the love for wine and the passion to learn more. After attending one of the many Tofino Food and Wine festivals, Jennifer fell into The Wine and Spirit Educational Trust., an internationally recognized educational guild. (WSET) After much time and study with WSET, Jennifer completed her studies as a Certified Sommelier under the Court of Masters Designation.



Steven Vipond – Creative


An entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word, Steven’s remarkable flair for design, carpentry and renovation is showcased throughout Bruce Wine Bar and Kitchen. From the whimsical iron railings and beautifully crafted communal dining table to the reclaimed steel that frames the wood-fired brick oven, the distinctive décor in this restored heritage building is all Steven’s doing.


Steven is the owner of Kingpost Builders, a Thornbury-based construction company that specializes in custom homes, renovations and project management. His talent as a craftsman earned him two site enhancement awards for the front and back of the building at 8 Bruce Street, and he is also the recipient of a Heritage Award for the storefront restoration work at 18 Huron Street in Collingwood.