Originally from Dryden, Allison was on a trip to visit friends in Niagara, when she toured a winery. The person behind the tasting bar fascinated her with the notion of wine being a blend of art and science. A way to take nature and put it into the bottle, a fabulous dance of smell, taste, and feel. She was SOLD. She first completed her Undergraduate in Biology at Lakehead University, before venturing off to her new life in Southern Ontario. Attending Niagara College’s Winery and Viticulture Technician program was the perfect complement to her previous science education, as well as opened her eyes to the vast world of wine. After participating in multiple vintages both locally and internationally, she finally found her true love on the Twenty Mile Bench. At Flat Rock Cellars, she took her passion for science, nature, and creativity and now produces exceptional terroir-focused wines.