The BCWA maintains a Wine Industry Advisory Committee representing wineries of different sizes, and different regions, reflecting the diversity in wineries and wine production. The members of the WIAC are voted on by our members at the BCWA annual general meeting. All voting members are entitled to vote for one of the groups to which that member belongs.
This Committee determines a slate of independent directors for our board, acts as a liaison between the province’s wine industry and our Board of Directors, and recommends amendments to the Regulation.
2021-2022 Wine Industry Advisory Committee (WIAC)
Okanagan & Similkameen Valleys (GI or Small-under 250 tons):
Julian Scholefield, Okanagan Crush Pad
Nathan Todd, Foxtrot Winery
Large Wineries (over 1,250 tons):
Derek Kontkanen, Arterra Wines Canada
Mid-Sized Wineries (250 to 1,250 tons):
Michael Alexander, Summerhill Winery
PH: 250-764-8000 ext: 222
Fraser Valley & Other (=GI or Sm. under-250 tons):
Galen Barnhardt, Monte Creek Ranch Winery
Vancouver & Gulf Islands
Bailey Williamson, Blue Grouse Estate Winery
PH: 250-743-3834 ext: 4