What I do: manage all aspects of the wine making process to make premium Okanagan wines.
"my mother went to school to be a winemaker, you could say it’s a family tradition..."
I was born in Mendoza, Argentina with lots of memories of wondering through the vineyards with my grandmother. I fell in love with the Okanagan after visiting as the hot dry climate reminded me of my home in Argentina. Low intervention wine making while continuing to be a steward of the land is my passion and goal.
The facts: I have an agricultural engineering degree from the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, and a Master of Science in viticulture and oenology, which he achieved while studying in Montpellier, France and Torino, Italy.
I was formerly the assistant winemaker at Cedar Creek Estate Winery, the assistant winemaker at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, and most recently the assistant winemaker at Checkmate Artisanal Winery.
what I do: Oversee the hospitality operation, ensuring the guest experience is so memorable that we develop a long term relationship with wine lovers.
“What’s the ROI on that?”
I have worked in the tourism industry since 1997, starting with Tourism Whistler, then Vancouver advertising agencies, followed by supporting 2010 Olympic Winter Games activation, and managing an Olympic venue. In 2016 I moved to Kelowna to join the Andrew Peller team where I managed Sandhill and then Gray Monk. I love Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cab Franc and of course Rosé …so Tinhorn Creek is the perfect fit! I may have grown up as a “Coastie,” but my heart is in the Okanagan.
The facts: I have a Diploma in Graphic Design and a Degree in Art History/Communications, plus UBC Sauder School of Business courses and WSET II Certification. I have completed Ironman Canada and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, but now I’m happy hiking with my Hubby and dog, then making dinner with locally-sourced ingredients paired with delicious Okanagan wine.
what I do: Guardian of the brand and lead the brand marketing team
I joined the Tinhorn Creek team in 2019. I grew up in Ontario, with detours in London, Belfast and NYC before finally calling Vancouver ‘home’ in 2011. My job at Tinhorn Creek fits perfectly with my awe of this beautiful province and all its land inspires, including terroir driven wines.
viticulturist / vineyard manager
what I do: determine what the vines need, lead the farming team
“Pardon me, but that meeting is during the hockey game…”
The facts: I have a Diploma in Viticulture from Melbourne University, a Trade Certificate from Brit Bendigo, and I studied Geography at the University of Newcastle; I worked at Ormonhill Vineyards, Colbinabbin Estate, and Freeman’s Bridge; I’ve been known to make a really good stout beer.
Retail and Experience manager
what I do: Oversee the tasting room, design and lead tours and experiences. Make sure all guests have world class experience and learn something new about wine.
what I do: oversee the Crush Club and design and execute e-comm offers.