UBC Homecoming: UBC Minds and Wines Virtual Tasting

We’re proud of the many UBC alumni who have established themselves in BC’s wine industry. As part of this year’s UBC Homecoming celebrations, we invite you to join us as we take a virtual tasting journey through six Okanagan wines. Learn about the region’s wines from UBC alumni winery owners, and winemakers.

Recorded September 26, 2020.

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Featured Wines and Speakers

Fitzpatrick Family VineyardsFitzpatrick Family Vineyards – Fitz Brut 2016 Vintage
Gordon Fitzpatrick, BA’83, Thunderbird rugby alumnus (owner)

Poplar GrovePoplar Grove Winery – Rose 2019
Tony Holler, BSc’74, MD’79 (owner)
Stefan Arnason (winemaker)

Terravista VineyardsTerravista Vineyards – Fandango 2019
Dallas Thor, BSc’00, Thunderbird field hockey alumna (owner)
Nadine Allander (winemaker)

Spearhead WinerySpearHead Winery – 2018 Chardonnay Clone 95
Bill Knutson, LLB’77 (owner)
Grant Stanley (winemaker)

Howling Bluff Estate WinesHowling Bluff Estate Winery – 2017 Three Mile Creek Pinot Noir
Luke Smith, BA’91 (owner/winemaker)

Intersection Estate WineryIntersection Estate Winery – 2015 Alluvia Merlot
Bruce Schmidt, BSc’76, Thunderbird rowing alumnus (owner)
Melissa Smits (winemaker)

Moderated by Howard Soon, C.M., BSc’74, Winemaker, Vanessa Vineyards.