Our Team

photo-teamMark Simpson is the principal of Vancouver-based Artisan Food & Beverage Corp., a consulting company.
BC Wine Studio is an innovative concept created by Mark- it’s a small lot crush pad or “kick starter” for wine makers in British Columbia.  Mark set out to create wines that fulfill his dream, where boundaries will be broken and love for what he makes will be the only guide.

“I’ve had the privilege of launching some cool, authentic wine brands.”

We are privileged to have a hard-working vineyard crew led by Stephen, a passionate grape grower. We make all our wines from grapes grown in our vineyard. Stephen grows the high quality grapes we use to make our wines and employs a sustainable and minimal interventionist approach to viticulture, respecting the life of the land and ensuring it stays healthy and happy for future generations to come.

stephenStephen Carter is Hawk’s Vineyard Owner and Grape Grower. After many years of landscaping around Southlands, trading logs all over the world and running a mean skid steer, Stephen pursued his dream of owning his own vineyard. Stephen purchased Stoney Slopes Vineyard from Jack Braun in 2011. He has spent considerable energy nurturing the vineyard and restoring the historic landmark log home on the winery site.

Our six-acre vineyard is situated at the south end of the bench in Okanagan Falls, BC.  The simply spectacular property commands an incredible view of Vaseux Lake, a freshwater lake located along the course of the Okanagan River. Birdlovers can expect to see many birds at the lake, including ducks, Canadian geese, and redwing blackbirds. We also hear that if you are very lucky you may also see painted turtles!

Steve is passionate about the land, the dirt and the site is the inspiration behind the transformation of this property into one of the most spectacular vineyard and winery sites in BC. An inspired photographer, studying the rare special bird life on his farm and nearby Vaseux Lake led to Steve renaming the property Hawk’s Vineyard. Stephen’s dream is to evolve Hawks’ Vineyard into a great visitor experience and make the best wine possible out of his estate grapes. And yes, he still drives a mean skid steer, and he now loves climbing on and driving a tractor as well.

We are privileged to have a hard-working vineyard crew led by Stephen, a passionate grape grower. We make all our wines from grapes grown in our vineyard. Stephen grows the high quality grapes we use to make our wines and employs a sustainable and minimal interventionist approach to viticulture, respecting the life of the land and ensuring it stays healthy and happy for future generations to come.

Sales Reps

Okanagan and Kootenays

Christy Cronie
Whistler Tree Wines Sales Agency
Work Phone: 1.250.809.6669
Mobile: 1.250.809.6669
Email: whistlertreewines@shaw.ca

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Paul Jordan
Mondiale Beverage Ltd
Mobile: 604.789.5896
Email: paul@mondialebev.com
pauljwineguy@gmail.com

Farmer’s Markets

Sena Brougham
Work Phone: 236.999.6878
Email: senabrougham@gmail.com

 

Vancouver Island

We are actively recruiting passionate wine advocates to represent our wines on Vancouver Island. If you are interested, send your resume to mark@artisangroup.ca