Bishop’s Cellar Names President

Southwest Properties is pleased to announce Matt Rogers as the new President, of Bishop’s Cellar effective immediately. 

Matt has been with Southwest’s private wine and spirts store for eleven years.   Since joining the Bishop’s Cellar team in 2006, Matt has worked on all aspects of the business. From creating ingenious marketing campaigns and online ordering to attract loyal customers, to leading the introduction of new systems for retail and warehouse operations. 
“He’s an entrepreneur and idea person at heart,” said Gordon Laing, President & COO of Southwest Properties.  “Matt is an innovator with a strong financial, technology and customer focused background.”  He’s well travelled, well versed on the product selection we offer in the store, and he continues to provide the highest level service and selection our customers desire.” 
As General Manager Matt has lead a customer focused team that strives to provide an exceptional experience for retail and licensee customers. 
Laing, who also held this role under his title at Southwest, noted that it was time for Bishop’s to have its own leadership position and Matt was well deserving of the challenge. 
Bishop’s Cellar, one of Nova Scotia’s few private wine and spirits stores is a landmark destination at Bishop’s Landing on the Halifax waterfront boardwalk.  Bishop’s offers a carefully curated, yet expansive selection of wines, spirits, and craft beers for every taste. 
Bishop’s employs a combination of full-time and part-time staff, currently totaling 40 employees.


  1. Bob thompson

    Having known Matt for over 20 years I can attest to his work ethic and true passion for working in the wine industry. A great addition to your executive team.

  2. B & H Halverson

    Congratulations Matt. Your Dad would be so proud of you as is your Mom who has always supported her boys. A promotion that is well deserved.

  3. Harold Halverson

    Congratulations Matt from Brenda and I on this achievement. You make your family proud. We wish you all the best, you can be proud!

  4. Lynn Manning

    Congratulations and well done!!!! ?????

  5. Camille Herbin

    Matt we are so proud of you and this wonderful promotion- you have worked hard and deserve to be recognized in this way. All the best!

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