The People Behind The Products

  • Bob F. - The big cheese at Wine Kitz Pickering!  You'll see him at the store on most days - stocking, ordering, preparing kits, filtering, helping with bottlings... If it pertains to the store, he's on it!
  • Cathy - Sources products and helps out in the brick-and-mortar store.  She may be the one helping you to choose, start, or bottle your wine (especially on weekends)
  • Catherine - Manages the store's online presence (the online store, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts), and answers your email inquiries.  She also sources products, packages them and ships them to you!  Have a question?  Email her at wkpickering@gmail.com
  • Brian - At the store many weekdays, Brian will likely be the one helping you to choose and start (or bottle) your wines.  You'll recognize him by his cheery disposition and warm, hearty laugh!
  • Bob S. - Also known as "Bob II," Bob S. has been with us for many years and is very knowledgeable when it comes to the winemaking process.  He's also very handy; many of the store's fixtures were made by him!
  • Scott - Scott helps out at the store on some evenings.  Hes our newest team member, and is quickly getting up-to-speed on all things wine and beer.
  • Jonathan - You might meet Jonathan if you come by the store on the weekend.  He's the hardworking guy doing all the heavy-lifting!

About Us

Wine Kitz has been in operation since 1959, and has established itself as a leader in the consumer wine-making industry.  Our company manufactures its own wine kits, using grapes selected from the world’s top vineyards and wineries, and, using state-of-the-art facilities and innovative product development, produces wine kits to satisfy even the most discerning palates.  Because we manufacture our own product we can confidently stand 100% behind the finished product.  We’re wine lovers too, and we want to help you to discover new wines and discover old favorites in a new way.


The current owners, Bob and Cathy (pictured above), took over the Wine Kitz Pickering store in May 2002, when it was still located in the Pickering Town Centre.  In December of that year, the store moved to its present (and much more spacious) home in the Rougemount Plaza, on the north-west corner of Kingston Rd. and Rougemount, in Pickering, Ont.  Their eldest daughter Catherine helps out by running the store's social media, website, and online store.