David Stansfield is an independent wine contractor – a wine nerd for hire.

David Stansfield is an independent wine contractor – a wine nerd for hire.

David began his career in wine twenty years ago as a cellar hand at Summerhill Pyramid Winery. He subsequently worked in all facets of the industry – from cellar to sales to service. He currently works as a consulting sommelier, wine educator, writer, and occasional cellar hand. He also drinks beer.


Tap & Barrel Brands

Corporate Somm for Canada’s largest wine-on-tap program and Best BC Wine List.

Vancouver Urban Winery

Wine Director for YVR’s coolest winery.

White Spot

Wine (and beer) education for a west coast icon.

BC Wine Institute

Repping the BC wine industry to both consumers and trade.

Belgard Kitchen

Somm stuff for the tasting lounge of the VUW & Postmark Brewing.


Stylish selection of Latin American, Spanish, Portuguese, and local wines.


Chinatown’s smallest wine list at Chinatown’s finest sausage & beer parlour.


Cross-Canada tour of wine (and finance) seminars.

Sunday School

— presented by the Vancouver Urban Winery

Vancouver’s wine school for the people. David is the creator and co-host, along with Lisa Cook, of this wildly popular monthly series of wine seminars hosted by the Vancouver Urban Winery.

Sunday School Tickets & Info ›


Wine program design/execution

Staff training

Winery brand/sales consultation

Private tastings

Media representation

Event moderation

Freelance writing/editing


Daily Hive

(Read 1, 2, 3, 4 )


Western Living Read ›

Global News

(Watch 1, 2, 3)

Montecristo Magazine Read ›

The Georgia Straight Read ›

CTV Noon News Watch ›

Tasting Room Radio Listen ›


Westender: Best of the City, Sommelier

Georgia Straight: Best BC Wine List

Georgia Straight: Best Wine Bar