Cavallo Winery
Cavallo Winery

Meet the Cavallo Winery Team

Directors / Management

Frank Gigliotti


President and CEO

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Trevor Broad

Trevor Broad - Director


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John Claus



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Craig Watson

Craig Watson - Director


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Frank Gigliotti - President & CEO

Frank has been making wines for nearly 30 years and is regarded as one of North America's premier winemakers and wine consultants. Frank will oversees the wine production, quality control, wine varietals

and style, coordinate winery operation and maintenance, along with sales and marketing. Frank’s wines have been judged world class by many top wine authorities and been consultant for several award-winning wineries. He successfully created Canada's first and only private winery operated for club members under a UVIN license, California Cult Classics, which has been in operation in North Vancouver for the last 12 years. Prior to this Frank began as a professional musician, which led to a 15- year career in the entertainment business with Columbia Records. He developed some of the first Chinese Canadian import/export contracts in the 1980, has served as President of the BC Lions Football team in the 1990’s.

Trevor Broad - Director

Trevor’s background has been in management and operational positions

within the business sector for over 8 years, before moving over to property management 12 years ago. Trevor now co-owns Metropolitan Property Management Inc., a company incorporated in 2006.

Metropolitan currently manages over 400,000 square feet of real estate for a variety of owners/groups throughout BC, Alberta and Manitoba. An entrepreneur at heart; Trevor has consulted for and invested in several startup companies and currently has two other businesses in addition to Metropolitan. Downtime is spent on the lake with his wife and two children or snowboarding on the local Vancouver Mountains.

John Claus - Director

John completed his formal education in economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1988. He then moved to British Columbia and went on to form Kore Ventures Ltd., which has grown into one of the largest irrigation contracting firms in Western Canada. From there John has started and successfully operates multiple diverse businesses including a poultry farm, nursery, several construction companies, a land development firm and

numerous start-ups. John was also one of the founding partners in California Cult Cellars. John resides in the Fraser Valley with his wife and two sons. In his free time, John enjoys time spent with family, golfing, hiking and of course fine wine.

Craig Watson - Director

Craig has been in the construction industry for 30 years. He started his career in infrastructure in

Alberta in late 80’s. In B.C. in the early 90’s, he was mentored by his father in law and became a third generation home builder. This lead him to launch a custom home and large scale renovation business, as well as a land development company. 

Craig was a founding partner of California Cult Cellars.  He’s an avid golfer and Harley-Davidson enthusiast who enjoys camping with his daughter, and taking the occasional international motor cycle adventure.