Wine Leaders Forum
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Since 2014, the Wine Leaders Forum has brought British Columbia winery owners and principals together with international wine experts.
Through the Wine Leaders Forum, we aim to foster an environment where relationships can progress, facilitated by shared knowledge and understanding, and enhanced by the unique atmosphere that can be created by excellent wines and great food.
In a retreat-style setting, we explore and address strategic challenges facing the wine region, translating our work together into concrete actions.
Courtesy of www.metmuseum.org.
Grapes and vine-leaves. Alfred Henry Forrester, 1845-70.
"A complex, inspiring blend of the best minds in the industry, artfully assembled in a flourishing wine making region. Thought provoking, collaborative, and most rewarding. 100 points."
Evelyn Campbell - Co-owner, Blasted Church Vineyards and past Wine Leaders Forum participant
2018 Wine Leaders Forum
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Partial view of Forum space with exhibition, 2016.
Photo: Malida Mooken
2017 Visual Exhibition
The 2017 visual exhibition 'Refractions: Appreciating the British Columbia wine territory'' launched at the 2017 Wine Leaders Forum, and featured archival and contemporary photographs, poems, quotes, art installations and collage.
British Columbia as an emerging wine region
The British Columbia wine region: Where do we go from here?
Past participants and presenters
Pat Bell - Northern Lights Estate Winery
Evelyn Campbell - Blasted Church Vineyards
Jacquie Carlson - Poplar Grove Winery
Christophe Chateau - Communication Manager, CIBV
Ezra Cipes - Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Christine Coletta - Okanagan Crush Pad
Bill Eggert - Fairview Cellars
Cynthia Enns - Laughing Stock Vineyards
Shaun Everest - Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Philippe Faure-Brac - 1992 World's Best Sommelier
Anthony Gismondi - Principal, Gismondi on Wine
Richard Guyon - Marketing Director, VinExpo
Mark Holford - Rocky Creek Winery
Tony Holler - Poplar Grove Winery
Rob Ingram - Terrabella Wineries
Andy Johnston - Averill Creek Vineyard
Laurel Keenan - Senior Marketing Manager, Wines of South Africa
Roberto Luka - Founder and Former President, Wines of Argentina
Florence Maffrand - Partnership Manager, La Cité du Vin
Spencer Massie - Clos du Soleil
Duncan McCowan - Hillside Winery
Sandra Oldfield - Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Kim Pullen - Church & State Wines
Danielle Robinson - Stable Door Cellars
Michel Rolland - Wine Consultant
John Skinner - Painted Rock Estate Winery
Tony Stewart - Quail's Gate Winery
Josie Tyabji - Constellation Brands
Chris Wyse - Burrowing Owl Vineyards