The Okanagan’s “Culmina Family Estate Winery” Is Now Hiring


GOODS from Culmina Family Estate Winery

Oliver, BC | Culmina Family Estate Winery is a new, family-run winery estate located on the Golden Mile Bench. Conceived in 2007, Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs started with a simple goal: to make the highest quality wines possible from their family’s own estate. Channeling their lifelong passion and resources into their new property, Culmina represents their commitment to excellence, as well as their desire to craft icon quality wines reflective of their origins. Since opening its doors in 2013, Culmina offers the opportunity to explore a very limited release of carefully crafted wines at their state-of-the-art winery and Tasting Room. Culmina’s highly sought after wines may now be found in top restaurants and retail locations in four provinces across the country.

Full Time Vineyard Technician & Assistant Winemaker

We are looking for a passionate, energetic, detail-oriented, and hard-working person to join our vineyard & winery team. The incumbent will work under the supervision of our Vineyard Manager & Winemaker, Pascal Madevon, as well as our Ertus Consultant, Alain Sutre, in every aspect of the grape growing & winemaking process. Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

Full Time Sales & Marketing Coordinator

We are looking for an an intelligent, creative, analytical, and ambitious candidate to support overall sales and marketing initiatives as the business grows. Learn more about the position and how to apply here.



4790 Wild Rose Street | Oliver, BC | V0H 1T0 | MAP
Twitter: @CulminaWinery
Facebook: CulminaWinery
Pinterest: CulminaWinery
Telephone: 250.498.0789 Fax: 250.498.4388

Creating wines of excellence through the blending of art and science.


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Elaine Triggs: Co-Proprietor & Finance Director
Sara Triggs: Sales & Marketing Manager
Donald Triggs: Co-Proprietor & Principal



Culmina Family Estate Winery is the result of a lifetime of experience in the wine industry for Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs. Having worked in the industry for a combined 40+ years, Don and Elaine began in 2007 with a simple goal: to make the highest quality wines possible from their own family estate. Channelling their lifelong passion and resources into their family-run property in the Golden Mile, Culmina represents their commitment to excellence as well as their desire to craft icon quality wines reflective of their origins.

Culmina is located on three spectacular adjoining benches, scouted for its rich vineyard potential and developed from virgin land. Visitors to Culmina may explore a very limited release of Culmina’s carefully crafted wines – including the highly anticipated Grüner Veltliner – to learn about Culmina’s unique approach to viticulture and winemaking, receiving personalized attention by the Triggs and the rest of the Culmina team.


Culmina is a family-owned wine estate operated by the Triggs and a small team of dedicated professionals. For the Triggs, ownership does not mean standing on the sidelines, but rather a full-time, hands-on commitment to every aspect of the business.  Their singular objective: to maximize the quality of the wine produced from their family-run vineyard estate.

Culmina is supported by exceptionally talented Viticulture and Oenology professionals. At the helm of the local team is BC-winemaking Icon, Pascal Madevon. Hailing from France, Pascal Madevon offers a wealth of industry experience from Canada and abroad, infusing his passion in all aspects of the grape growing and winemaking cycle.

Intrinsic to the Culmina project from it’s inception has also been Alain Sutre, Consultant from Bordeaux. With his education and experience encompassing projects both in Canada and overseas, in areas of vineyard development, winemaking and grape growing disciplines, Alain provides invaluable input into the entire production process, from vineyard to grape to bottle.


Culmina’s wines have been met with exceptional critical praise since their Pre-Release to Members and in the Tasting Room last Fall, including very flattering reviews from some of Canada’s top wine writers. To purchase Culmina’s wines, Become a member to learn of Members-Only releases and special offers, as well as to keep abreast of upcoming 2014 winery events and other news.

Anthony Gismondi gives high praise and 89 points in this blog to Culmina’s 2011 Hypothesis: “Collector’s Alert! The best first release I can remember from a local winery. […] An impressive first edition with a ‘Right Bank’ Bordeaux-styling”. | August 2013.

John Schreiner, during his second trip to Culmina, describes Culmina’s 2011 Hypothesis as ‘an elegant icon wine’, giving it a massive 92 points. | August 2013.

Rick Van Sickle attributes 91 points to Culmina’s 2011Hypothesis, 90 points to Culmina’s 2011 Dilemma, and 88 points to Culmina’s 2012 Saignée. Details from Rick’s entire visit to Culmina may be found on his blog | August 2013.

Tim Pawsey attributes Culmina’s 2011 Hypothesis 91 points, calling it a “definite sign of great things to come from what I suspect will emerge as one of the valley’s hallmark wineries”. | September 2013.


In Summer (May 1 – Oct 31), Culmina is open 7 days a week for seated tastings, tours and wine sales (10am to 5pm). In Winter (Nov 1 – Apr 30), hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (excluding Stat Holidays) for wine sales only.


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