By Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr
Bob Pepi has seen just about everything in the world of wine. A man who joined his father in 1960 to launch a winery under the family name in Oakville, Pepi has seen viticulture and winemaking progress during the 62 harvests he experienced. Now 70, he’s using his years of knowledge to help other aspiring wineries.
“When we started the biggest change was in the vineyards, especially in distancing (between rows). You made it wide because, of course, a tractor had to fit in between,” he said.