...Bachelor of Science with Honours from Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture program in 2003 where she was also awarded the President’s Medal. From 2003 to 2015 Stephanie was mentored by esteemed winemaker, Howard Soon, at Sandhill Wines. During that time, she also worked as the lead winemaker for Wayne Gretzky Okanagan and Peller Estates Okanagan. In 2015 Stephanie decided to pursue new winemaking adventures and for the next four years she worked double vintages between New Zealand and the Okanagan. In 2016 she installed and commissioned the Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards winery in Peachland and in 2017 she found her future place with Peak Cellars.
O'Rourke Family Estate
...the Sequoia Company of Restaurants, and five years with Monk McQueen’s Fresh Seafood and Oyster Bar. Most recently, Heather is known for her six-year leadership role at Cedar Creek Estate Winery in Kelowna where she developed innovative and unique guest experiences and the winery’s celebrated tasting, touring, and event programs. Heather holds her WSET level 2 Diploma and is pursuing her education and passion for wine
...Cultivating the most abundant and delicious crops, using organic, sustainable farming practices to nurture the garden; ensuring successful crops for years to come.
Communications and PR Director
...from Western University with a business degree. Shortly after settling in Kelowna she discovered her love for wine and pursued her WSET3 designation. She loves sharing her passion for wine with others and enjoys every opportunity to learn and teach on the topic.