People I Love, Toscana

Tina Jones

Tina Jones is the visionary behind Banville & Jones Wine Co. Tina has overseen its growth into the largest private wine store and destination wine school in the province. Tina has created the environment for wine education to meet the highest international standards, making it possible for her staff to pursue studies in wine, including with Banville & Jones Wine Institute, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, the Wine Scholars Guild and Court of Master Sommeliers. She has brought chefs together with wine lovers and food lovers to create exciting private and charity events in the province. Her work has raised the bar in the hospitality industry and for the Sommelier profession.

Tina has traveled the world to source producers, study the industry and pursue opportunities for Banville & Jones. She has a particular fondness for Italy (especially Tuscany, where members of her family own and manage vineyards and wineries), and for California (where she pursues her love affair with smooth Napa reds).