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Sherry founded Karlo Estates, just outside of Wellington in Prince Edward County with her late husband, winemaker and Wine Judge, Richard Karlo. Together they built an award-winning winery in a charming County barn. The winery quickly earned international accolades and widespread recognition. After the death of her CEO, winemaker and husband in 2014, Sherry assembled a talented team to bring the winery back from the brink of disaster, including Saxe Brickenden for his business expertise, and the renowned Derek Barnett as winemaker.
In 2021, Karlo earned 23 gold medal scores, and in a single vintage was twice named on the, “Best of the Best of Ontario” list by WineAlign, listed as one of the “Top Ten Wines in Ontario” and was named as one of VineRoute’s “Top 20 wineries in Ontario”.
As the Vintner, Sherry curates the portfolio, applying her expertise to package and market the wine. She is a multi-award winning entrepreneur with 30 years experience as a business owner. Before starting Karlo Estates, Sherry owned her own ad agency in Toronto, taught Advertising and Design at OCAD and enjoyed a career as an Art Director in mass advertising at some of the top ad agencies in the country, earning international recognition for her work. In 2012, Sherry & Richard together were named as Finalists in the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards and more recently, Sherry was named on Ottawa Business Journal’s “Eastern Ontario’s 49 power people” list. Sherry also served as Vice Chair for the Prince Edward County Wine Growers Association (PECWA), was a founding member of Slow Food the County and served on the board of the Prince Edward County Studio Tour.
As a classically-trained portrait painter, Sherry enjoys drawing and oil painting and is soon re-launching a life drawing program at Karlo Estates. As a small-town girl from Byng Inlet, Ontario, the County makes Sherry feel right at home.
Want to reach Sherry? Send her an email at email@example.com