About Exceptional Cellars

We are the group of Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers, Building Science Technicians, and Artisans who brought the world the Wine Establishment Atelier and Design Studio.

We are the very best in our industry, working together for 17 years, and bringing a collective 100 years of skill and expertise to the art of creating singularly unique, extraordinary and luxurious wine environments.

We welcome you to our world of exceptional wine cellars, and invite you to explore the possibilities with us.

Greg Ziesmann
Director of Consulting Services

Greg is Canada's foremost Architect of Wine Cellar Design, specializing in this field for 18 years.

Greg was director of The Wine Establishment atelier for many years, and has created hundreds of the world's most notable and luxurious commercial, institutional, and residential wine cellars. His resume includes a lengthy list of truly unique Wine Cellar projects in Canada, USA, Italy, France and other wine regions throughout the world.

Greg is our company leader and contributes strategic company direction and architectural, building science, and engineering expertise.

His support team provide all of our design, consulting, and construction services.

Christopher Scott
Director of Manufacturing and Field Operations

Chris oversees our manufacturing work and directs all field operations, construction activities, and related personnel. Chris is also our building science specialist, bringing his trouble-shooting expertise to our Specialty Consulting division when we are charged to perform audits on problematic wine cellars and other food and beverage facilities.

Chris brings a wealth of experience to each project, and he is responsible for translating the drawings and specifications into the realized built form. Chris is a master-builder and artisan of the highest calibre, and each of our completed projects bears his creativity and influence.

Mike Mercuri
Director of Climate Control Operations

Mike is our lead climate control engineer who oversees the design and production of all of our climate control systems, and controls our maintenance and service programs for those systems.

Mike is the most experienced Wine Cellar HVAC technician in Canada, and leads our talented group of climate control and refrigeration mechanics. Mike is a also a certified master electrician and a registered gas technician. Mike also assists in our specialty consulting work, helping to create solutions relating to the environmental quality within complex wine environments. Many rare and valuable wine collections owe their health and wellbeing to Mike's care and professionalism.

Balwinder Syan
Director of Design and Consulting Services

Bal is director of our design and construction division, bringing 16 years of practical experience to this field of specialty work. Bal has travelled the world, and returns to us after each trip with fresh perspectives concerning Wine Cellar design.

Bal leads our team of interior designers, building science technicians, lighting consultants, structural engineers, and climate control specialists, and ensures that all of the design and construction documents are complete and perfect. Bal also oversees and facilitates all retail sales of our various product lines.