Sandra Croney is the owner and co-manager of Beyond the Grape On-Premise Winemaking. She and her husband Jim purchased the store from Dan Bernstone in March 2001. Sandra takes great pride in the store, the staff and the relationships she has forged with the customers, many of whom she now considers friends. When Jim passed away 2007, Sandra and Michael set in motion Jim’s dream of combining the two stores into one and creating a location that is second to none in the industry.
Sandra is originally from the Caribbean Island of Barbados. She came to Canada in 1977 with her husband Jim, son Craig and daughter Priscilla (who was a few months from being born). Sandra has worked in sales in various industries before she became an entrepreneur.
Sandra’s favourite white wine is Selection Original Series Symphony and her favourite Red Wine is Selection International Series South African Pinotage.