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Board of Directors

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Bruce Hibbard
Board President
Hester Creek Estate Winery

 
 
 

Carolyn Nixon
Board Signature Events Chair
Nixon Hospitality Group

 

Jamie Moore
Board Finance Chair
Hooded Merganser

 

Jonathan Rouse
Board Marketing Chair
Okanagan College

 

Luke Whittall

Board Judging Chair

Clos du Soleil Winery

U. Andy Gebert
Board Membership Chair
St. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery

 

Lindsay Kelm
Board Secretary 
Quails' Gate Winery

Melody Schneider
Board Member
Sandhill Wines

Daniel Bibby
Board Member
Nighthawk Vineyards

Terry Meyer Stone
Board Member
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Raquel Meriam
Board Member
Travel Penticton

Geoff Barlow
Ex Officio Board Member representing Container World
Director, Marketing & Business Development

Angela Brown
Ex Officio Board Member representing title sponsor Valley First
Assistant Vice-President Marketing First West Credit Union

 

Announcing the Lineup of Judges for the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
August 6 2019
Announcing the Lineup of Judges for the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

Announcing the Lineup of Judges for the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – August 6,...


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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Honours Passing of Founding President, Harry McWatters
July 24 2019
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Honours Passing of Founding President, Harry McWatters

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – July 24, 2019: It is with great sadness that the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society absorbs the news of the passing...


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B.C. 2019 Best of Varietal Awards Announced
May 10 2019
B.C. 2019 Best of Varietal Awards Announced

B.C. Best of Varietal Awards Results Announced MAY 9, 2019 - Penticton, British Columbia–The 25th annual Spring Wine Festival is under...


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Announcing the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
April 16 2018
Announcing the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

April 6, 2018 Announcing the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards VICTORIA - The Office of the Lieutenant-Governor of...


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BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

British Columbia's oldest and most prestigious wine judging competition that recognizes excellence in winemaking for all British Columbia wineries.


Meet our Members

The Okanagan Wine Festival Society is made up of a number of Okanagan wineries and tourism related businesses. Every member is recognized as an outstanding service or product supplier in their related industry.


BC Best of Varietal Awards

Every year the Best of Varietal Wine Awards recognizes the best wines in B.C., using a panel of esteemed judges. This year we were privileged to have a diverse group of wine experts from across the country join us and participate in the competition.


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