For established winemakers
If you’re an established winemaker looking to launch a boutique or private label wine project, we can offer everything from crush facilities, storage and ongoing oversight of your wines as they age. Plus we can help you source grapes from around the Okanagan Valley.
For dreamers who want their own wine brand
Ever dreamed of having your own wine label? We can make it happen for you. We’ll walk you through the whole process, from selecting a winemaker or consultant, to choosing the right varietals, to what you can expect from grape to barrel to glass. Then we’ll help bring your wine dreams to life. We’ve done it before. We can do it for you.
Pascal Madevon grew up in Paris, spent his childhood weekends in Burgundy and eventually relocated to Bordeaux. There, he was classically trained as a viticulturist and oenologist. He’s been the Winemaker
at St-Estephe’s Château Laffitte Carcasset and Technical Director of Château la Tour Blanche, a cru bourgeois domain, to General Manager of Château la Tour Carnet, a classified growth in Médoc. In 2013, he joined Culmina Family Estate Winery to craft wines that best showed the terroir of the Okanagan. To this day, his mission is to unleash, from the terroir, the true signature of each and every wine.
GRAPE TO WINE CONSULTING
For over 25 years, Christine has been working in the wine industry of B.C. She has studied oenology at the University of Bordeaux in France and on top of some of the great Châteaux of Bordeaux, worked as well in different wine regions of the world like Australia and California. It gave her a world wide winemaking experience. Also, she teaches oenology at the Okanagan College in Penticton which is part of their Assistant Winemaker program.
Being part of the B.C. wine industry for the past 25 years, gave her the chance to work with a substantial amount of different grape varieties and made different styles of wines from dry whites, barrels and oak staves aging, working with micro-oxygenation on reds, sweet and botrytis affected wines, sparkling wines all the way to Icewines. Through those many years, she overcame some of the most challenging vintages like the effect of smoke taint on the grapes and the wines.
Christine consults for many wineries around the province. In recent years, she has also brought her knowledge and desirer for quality to the fruit wine and cider industry. She is working closely with producers across British-Columbia.
In testimony, Christine describes working with Valerie and her team at BC Wine Studio has “professional and dynamic. Valerie is fun and easy to work with. She understands what needs to be done and always open to new ideas”.