The Winehouse is Manitoba's favorite wine store.  Serving the community since opening it's doors as "Pembina Fine Wines" in 1999.  After moving to a bigger location (1600 Kenaston Boulevard) in March 2009, and subsequently changing it's name, The Winehouse has grown to be one of Manitoba's largest wine suppliers while maintaining it's roots in friendly service.

Who we are.

Owner / Co-founder

Retired from a 15 + year law career, Karen, who has always been quietly involved in The Winehouse, now has time to dive into her family passion.



Jeff Pruden

Jeff has been with the Winehouse since 2007.  Always cheerful and ready to help you make a selection.

Gord Friesen

What do you do after putting away bad guys for 35 years?  Put away some good wine.  Gord wishes there was more time to to try all the wine in the store.

Frank Hetzler

Semi retired, but Frank can't sit still.  He'll bring you your wine right to your door.


Director of Operations

Tom has been with The Winehouse since it opened as "Pembina Fine Wines" back in June 1999.  He became the Director when the store relocated to it's current location in March 2009.

Brittany Monk

Brittany learned a lot about wine by taking care of VIP's at Disney World. Armed with WSET Level 2, Brittany specialized in the more abstract grapes and wines.

Myron Hutmacher

Myron has many years experience in customer service and sales with his time at Hudson's Bay Co..  But his passion is wine; and he'll definitely help you select the perfect bottle.

Katie Penner

Katie likes 2 things.  Wine and Horses.  This former horse trainer traded in her spurs for her WSET2 certification in wine.


Assistant Manager

With over 15 years experience in the restaurant industry and having completed two levels in the ISG program, Lucy continues to add to her experience at The Winehouse.

Dani Lee Sinclair

Dani has been with the Winehouse since 2010. Did you know that all of our wine baskets are in-house made?  Dani runs that service from our mezzanine  floor.

Paulo Cornejo

The latest addition to the Winehouse.  Paulo will ensure both Restaurants and home customers get their wine promptly and in good order.


Over 15 years at the winehouse.  No one has more passion for wine and service than JR. He'll recommend a beautiful bottle of wine in Italian, French or English.

© 2020 by The Winehouse