JAK Meyer – Proprietor
Following a career in the investment business and raising two young girls, Sydney and Kamryn, Janice and I decided to completely change directions and get into the wine business. We set out to establish ourselves as one of BC’s top wineries focusing on small premium Chardonnay and later Pinot Noir. As in business and my business models the plan was to surround myself with the best people I could in each area. We enlisted James Cluer and Rhys Pender to build our business plan. We hired Pierre Levesque to look after the vineyard and our final piece of the puzzle was to hire Chris Carson who had just returned to Canada after honing his skills and education in Central Otago. I now spend my days actively in sales, administration, tastings, events, viticulture, winemaking (cleaning tanks), landscaping and wherever else the experts will let me. Our tasting room was completed in 2010 and the tasting room staff and I look forward to seeing you at the winery.
Janice Stevens-Meyer – Proprietor
With a background of both public practice accounting, and many years in the food and beverage business, the winery has become the perfect career choice for Janice. She brings a keen interest and understanding of the business to the organization and is responsible for all the accounting, payroll, bookkeeping, and management. She is often seen at events or at the winery pouring wine.
Chris Carson – Winemaker
Chris returned to Canada in 2008 after eight years spent in New Zealand, California and Montrachet. He brings his expertise in crafting award winning wines and also his New Zealand wife Jacqueline Kemp and son Jerry. Chris is hands on in the vineyard, following the grape from pruning to harvest and creating excellent wines. He especially loves the heartbreak grape, Pinot Noir and supervised the planting of 9000 new pinot vines in early 2009 at McLean Creek Road Vineyard. A graduate of Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand with his Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology, Chris Carson brings with him his extensive enthusiasm and skills in all areas of winemaking and production.
Monica Horning – Wine Club & Events Coordinator
Monica joined our team in 2013 after various career and travel adventures to explore her love for wine and the Okanagan lifestyle. She has successfully completed level 2 of Wine & Spirit Education Trust and holds a certificate in Business Administration. Monica is past president for not for profit organization Junior Chamber International (JCI) Penticton and current secretary for the BC Pinot Noir Celebration.
Kami Lee Robb – Education & Market Development
Kami fell in love with wine in 2002 and has since alternated between formal wine studies and working in the wine & restaurant industries throughout BC, Mexico, and the Caribbean, with a particular highlight being her time as Lead Sommelier at the Orient-Express Hotel on the Mayan Riviera. She holds diplomas with the International Sommelier Guild, Court of Master Sommeliers, Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and French Wine Society, as well as a certificate in Business Administration. Kami is obsessed with learning and loves to share her passion at our private cabana tastings held every summer.