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Tuesday to Friday
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday / Monday
We make "Wine, your Way!" Let our experience and 100% guarantee entice you to try craft winemaking in 2016!!
Penny holds an Advanced Certificate (Distinction) from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) education program administered in London, England. Recently, she achieved wine judging credentials from the British Columbia Guild of Wine Judges. "So much wine, so little time...to taste them!" she says. As new owner of The Wine Maker, which she previously managed for 14 years, she is happy to support the Think Local movement in her family business. Her husband, Rod, swim coach for Pacific Coast Swimming, is happily supportive of her small business endeavours and will be a familiar face at The Wine Maker.
We would like you to know Cole and Sean too!
Cole keeps things running smoothly in the back and constantly strives to make your wines perfect. He monitors each wine through fermentation, stabilization and filtration stages. Recently Cole achieved his WSET Level II award with Merit! Congratulations Cole!!
When your wines are ready for bottling Sean and Silas keep our three spacious, fully automated bottling stations running smoothly in our air-conditioned bottling room. Sean's background is bartending, currently working evenings at the Coast Hotel downtown, and his excellent customer service skills transfer easily to our wine making environment. Both Sean and Silas are becoming proficient with the stages of wine making and helps out with the work as needed.
Silas is now studying at UVic and working afternoons and Saturday at The Wine Maker. Spud's (a local produce delivery service) loss is our gain and we are happy to have Silas back at the Wine Maker.