The first label was released in 2016 as Hawk's Vineyard. It later re-launched as Carter Wine Company to reflect the growing winery. We created a special label, The Hawk in the Estate Series, to pay homage to the mighty bird of the land. From the vineyards to your home, please enjoy the wines.
Stephen Carter had a dream for a quieter, peaceful life. After a successful landscaping career serving the Shaughnessy area, all signs pointed to the Okanagan to cultivate on his own land. He bought Hawk's Vineyard in 2011 with a vision to turn it into a unique visitor and hospitality centre. Stephen's passion and time is often spent working to restore the grand, historic log cabin home on the poperty to its classic splendor.
Valerie Tremblay is the first female, French-Canadian winemaker of Okanagan Falls. She is the winemaker at Carter Wine Company, responsible for the quality wines produced and formative rehabilitation of the once-damaged vines of the land. Her skill as an efficient crew consultant for vineyards of the southern Okanagan added to her reputation for solid work ethic. She is also the operations and cellar master for BC Wine Studio.
Mark Simpson was integral in the start-up of BC Wine Studio. He spearheaded the vineyard analysis in the critical stages and continues to be part of operations as the executive winemaker for new clients. Mark is the winemaker for his brands, Siren’s Call and The Escapist. He has a great love for the outdoors and you can find him on his skis, bike or a paddle board, or in the winery and vineyard pursuing his passion for making great wine.