GOODS: Sommelier Terry Threlfall Appointed Wine Director At Upcoming “Hawksworth”

The GOODS from Hawksworth

Vancouver, BC | Hawksworth Restaurant is excited to announce that Terry Threlfall has been appointed as Wine Director & Sommelier, effective immediately. One of the country’s leading talents in the field, Threlfall was the first Canadian sommelier to become a regular panelist for Decanter magazine and to judge for the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards. Most recently Threlfall has just completed his 11th year as Festival Sommelier for Canada’s premier wine event; the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.

Now lured back to Vancouver permanently from a prestigious position as Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Michelin-starred London restaurant, Chez Bruce, Threlfall acknowledges: “It was a tough decision to leave London and the tremendous scope of opportunity my role there provided, but after ten years away, I’m truly excited to be back in Canada to contribute to Vancouver’s own dynamic wine and food culture.”

“I couldn’t be happier to be working alongside Terry again,” states chef/owner David Hawksworth, “his deep knowledge, passion and unwavering commitment to a continually evolving wine list that will change with the seasons and with our menus will undoubtedly enhance our guests’ overall dining experiences.”

In his new role, Threlfall, who received his certification from the International Sommelier Guild in 2000, will be responsible for all things wine related. In the past three months he has tasted somewhere between 600-700 wines, in his quest to compile a diverse and delicious, value driven wine list. The collection will comprise somewhere between 300-400 listings upon opening; Threlfall will be responsible for training a dedicated team of wine service professionals that will complement wait staff and be solely responsible for guiding guests in their wine selections.

About Hawksworth Restaurant

The personal dream of one of Canada’s foremost masters of cuisine, Hawksworth Restaurant, located at the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia, in the heart of downtown Vancouver fuses together a illustrious past with a radiant future. Embracing contemporary Canadian cuisine, the goal is to set forth a culinary legacy rooted in regional produce while celebrating the cultural diversity of Vancouver.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, approachable menus reflect seasonality and spontaneity while demonstrating the highly skilled technique and relentless drive for perfection that has become Hawksworth’s trademark. Four distinctive dining rooms include an intimate bar area and an elegant private room, all designed to reflect the vibrancy and quality of the cuisine. Grown up and glamorous, yet relaxed and welcoming, Hawksworth Restaurant is poised to deliver an array of memorable dining experiences. For more information visit

There are 4 comments

  1. Terry’s a heavy-duty wine dude and all-around good guy – he’s got a couple of pretty heavyweight stars working alongside with Van Doren Chan and Jay Whitely too.

    This is one to watch!

  2. Hmmm. Sounds like it may possibly even more expensive then even I could have predicted. I do have to say that he does have a perfect collar, tie lapel set up.

  3. I should have read my comment before sending.

    Hmmm sounds like it may possibly BE even more expensive then even I could have predicted. I do have to say that he does have a perfect collar, tie, lapel set up.

  4. Why isn’t it possible to see your current wine and bar list. Even if it is evolving it would still give us an idea about the selecion and prices.