President of Black Hills Estate Winery Answers the Question: “What’s Next?”

The GOODS from Black Hills Winery

Oliver, BC | By now, you know that Black Hills Estate Winery has been sold to Andrew Peller Limited. As president and Black Hills’ number one wine evangelist, I want to be the first to assure you that everything you have come to love about our wine and our winery experiences will remain the same. To be honest, they just might get even better.

For any current customer or wine club member, allocations, member perks and benefits will remain the same, including onsite benefits and access to winery-only events. Our always-anticipated events will continue, including the annual Fall Harvest Party, the Nota Bene Release Party and our Midsummer Night’s Dream spectacular.

As a fellow Black Hills enthusiast, you know that since the winery was founded in 1996, every member of our team has remained committed to continuously improving the quality of the grapes we grow, the wine we produce and the hospitality we provide. We’ve called this our “continual quality evolution” and we have put painstaking efforts and significant capital investments into this commitment over the years.

If you ask me, the very best thing about Black Hills Estate Winery is the group of hard-working and passionate people behind it. I’m delighted to share that Graham Pierce will stay on as winemaker and is already hard at work on the 2017 harvest. Winegrower Steve Carberry will continue to lovingly tend to our estate Sharp Rock and Double Black Vineyards with the same passion he’s had for nearly 15 years. Pauline Gagnon, our GM of hospitality, who oversees our events and the wine club, is putting the final touches on our Fall Harvest party before she gets to work on our next amazing winery event. And of course, I will remain at the helm, excited to oversee the next phase in our development.

So, what can I tell you about the Andrew Peller team? What some people may not know, is that Andrew Peller Limited is a three-generation, family-run winery, with deep Canadian roots that stretch back to 1927. The company is currently run by Andrew’s grandson, John, who joined the company in 1989, and took the reins from his own father, Dr. Joseph Peller, in 1995.

After spending months getting to know the family and its management, I believe that they indeed share our same energy and optimism for wine and guest experiences. They are 100% committed to showcasing our province as a wine-producing region that can stand up to any other in the world. They have pledged to give Black Hills the financial resources to evolve our wine and our events beyond our wildest dreams. Further to that, we hope to showcase our wine on a global stage, proving to the world how incredible wines from BC can be.

We want you to continue the journey with us. I’m here to directly answer any questions you may have and am looking forward to hearing from you. Drop me a line any time at

With warmest regards,

Glenn Fawcett

President, Black Hills Estate Winery


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4190 Black Sage Road
Oliver BC, V0H1T1

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Oliver BC, V0H1T1
(250) 498-0666

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Glenn Fawcett, president
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Founded in 1999, Black Hills Estate Winery produces wine exclusively from its estate vineyard on the Black Sage Bench, north of Osoyoos, British Columbia. The vineyard microclimate is one of the hottest, driest, and sunniest sites in the South Okanagan, allowing the vines to yield flavourful grapes of balanced intensity. Using environmentally-friendly viticultural techniques and thoughtful winemaking practices, the winery produces varietally-labelled Viognier, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Carménère. The winery is well-known for its two signature blends, Alibi (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon) and Nota Bene, an age-worthy Bordeaux-style red, produced in limited-quantities from select barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A second label, Cellar Hand, was introduced in 2012, allowing the winemaking team freedom to experiment with select barrels from the estate.

The Black Hills team welcomes wine lovers to visit their Wine Experience Center in Oliver. The new facility allows visitors to enjoy a 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour of the Black Hills winery and vineyard with winemaker Graham Pierce or assistant winemaker Jesse Cooper. New for 2016, the tour will include barrel tasting, a charcuterie plate and a full portfolio tasting at the Wine Experience Center. Annual summer events held at the facility are bold, exciting and fun. Members of the Black Hills Wine Club enjoy access to limited-release wines not available to the general public.

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