The LUCKETT Wine Team

Pete Luckett

Owner & Founder

It was 2000 when Pete and his wife Sue, decided on a move to
the country. With Pete’s love for food and wine, combined with
his extensive grocery experience it was a natural next step to
plant grapes alongside the crops he was producing for his then owned grocery stores, Pete’s Frootique. When Pete identified theopportunity to develop a tourism experience, it was only a few years later before the doors to Luckett Vineyards opened on July 1, 2011.

Pete has now embarked on a new farm to table tourist destination business in the Azores opening in spring of 2023.

Geena Luckett

Owner & GM

Geena joined the family business in 2012 after a management degree at Dalhousie University and spending a year gaining work experience outside of the family business.

Stepping in as event manager and working her way throughout all departments at the winery, spending a winter working at a winery in New Zealand, WSET courses, and lots of industry involvement later and the passion was born.

In her current role as owner/GM you will find Geena has her eyes on all things Luckett Vineyards while also supporting the industry with her role as Vice Chair of the Wine Growers Nova Scotia board and seat on WGNS marketing committee.

Mike Mainguy


Mike came to Nova Scotia after studying and working in Niagara, and for over ten years has led the charge with our winemaking program. Mike likes to showcase the unique terroir of our region, with a simple philosophy in the cellar...wanting to produce fun and delicious wines, but deadly seriously and with no pretension. Mike loves working with blends like our Tidal Bay and Phone Box Red, but also has a fondness and steady hand with our premium line of single varietals such as Chardonnay and Riesling.

“This region has so much amazing originality to reveal. The grapes and wines here are like no other plate... it’s just wonderful,” said Mike.

Marcel Kolb

Vineyard Manager

Marcel Kolb has spent his career getting to the root (literally) of what makes our wines “world class”. Marcel started working in vineyards as a teenager in his native Switzerland where he continued with his formal viticulture and horticulture training. Marcel saw amazing potential in Nova Scotia’s growing region and emerging wine market and immigrated to Canada to seize the opportunity. In 2006, Marcel joined Luckett Vineyards and has been an integral member of the team from the very beginning. Everything starts in the vineyard and his extensive knowledge and expertise
was put to work building the foundation of our business. He has
vast viticultural experience with a deep knowledge of how things have been done and an open mind to how things will be done in the future.

Marcel is also a member of the Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia, a collaborative industry group dedicated to education, training, and research to help grow the best quality grapes possible.

Doug Ross

Sales Manager

Doug is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over 35 years’ experience in consumer-packaged goods across Canada. His wine specific experience started with a large Californian winery where he trained extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Within Canada, he has been responsible for international portfolios in Western Canada, Ontario, and Atlantic markets. Doug has been immersed in the local industry now for over six years and is proud to be a part of the Wine Grower’s of Nova Scotia marketing committee.

The LUCKETT Hospitality Team

Jeremy Beeton

Head Chef

Jeremy Mott

Hospitality Manager

Andrea Pyke

Wine Shop Manager

Gillian Whalen

Office Manager