5:30pm Sunday, March 4th, 2018
12:00pm Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Naramata Heritage Inn and Sandy Beach Resort
Naramata, BC

New this year! Single-day registration available

Monday, March 5

Continue the conversation about a regional identity that represents you at home and internationally, while showcasing the diversity of BC.

We'll share the outcomes of the Identity Workshops held November 2017 in Langley, Duncan, Kelowna, Osoyoos, Keremeos and Penticton, and gather more of your insights. If you missed the November workshops, join us March 5th!

Who should attend: Those with an interest in the development of a BC wine identity rooted in its regional history, terroir and authenticity.


Registration $100

Registration plus wine tasting and dinner $200

Wine Leaders Forum full program

Sunday, March 4 - Wednesday, March 7

Work with your colleagues to address strategic challenges facing BC as a wine region, and determine concrete steps to achieve sustainable success on the international scene. This year’s focus is BC’s wine identity: Looking to the future.

The retreat-style program, facilitated by Jacques-Olivier Pesme and Roger Sugden, includes focused and interactive sessions, enabling participants to share knowledge and shape collective action.

Evenings feature an international wine tasting program hosted by Richard Sagala, and 'cuisine du terroir' by Joy Road Catering.

Who should attend: Current and next generation winery owners, principals, and winemakers.


Registration fees are per person, and include accommodation at Sandy Beach Resort, all meals, and wine tasting program.

$750 for wineries producing less than 1,000 cases

$1,300 for wineries producing 1,000 - 6,666 cases

$1,750 for wineries producing 6,667 to 77,777 cases

$2,500 for wineries producing more than 77,777 cases

$750 for each additional participant from the same winery (next generation, winemakers or other employees concerned with the future of the winery/industry)

"This work is essential, if we're going to drive our industry forward. We need to know who we are, we need to know where we're going, and we need to know how we present ourselves to the rest of the world."

Mark Holford, Rocky Creek Winery
Duncan identity workshop and past Wine Leaders Forum participant

For more information contact

Chandel Schmidt, Events Coordinator