Sandhill

Stephanie Van Dyk,

Our Winemaker

 

Winemaker Stephanie Van Dyk was born in Dawson Creek, BC and raised in Calgary, AB. After gaining a number of years of experience in the fine dining industry, Stephanie was inspired to pursue a career in winemaking, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Oenology and Viticulture from Brock University and a Winery Assistant Certificate from Okanagan College. Stephanie has been a winemaker for over 17 years, leading top domestic portfolios in the BC wine industry.

Stephanie brings years of experience from both small and large wineries throughout the Okanagan to her role as winemaker for Peller Family Reserve BC VQA and a new VQA wine brand, Good Natured. Stephanie's passion for VQA wines and diverse expertise in winemaking styles and growing regions throughout the Okanagan allow her to bring her unique style forward with her wines.

After she joined Andrew Peller Ltd in the summer of 2017 she has also worked in collaboration with other winemakers on brands including Sandhill Wines, Wayne Gretzky Estates, Conviction, Raven Conspiracy, Stone Road, Red Rooster Winery and Gray Monk Estate Winery.

The mother of three takes every opportunity to make the most of the Okanagan lifestyle, spending free time with family and friends. Stephanie is a lover of the breathtaking scenery in the Okanagan and the incredible bounty of local food and wine the area has to offer.