Ross Wise is the new head winemaker at Oliver’s Black Hills Estate Winery.
The New Zealand native holds a bachelor of viticulture and an advanced diploma in wine science from Australia’s Charles Sturt University. Wise has worked in his native New Zealand and in Ontario before coming to B.C. to work at Phantom Creek Estate.
“We are thrilled to have Ross join us at Black Hills,” chief wine evangelist Glenn Fawcett said in a press release. “We conducted a wide-ranging international search for our new winemaker that resulted in several outstanding candidates, and Ross stood out for us.”
Wise will begin in his new role on Jan. 7.
“I’m really looking forward to joining the Black Hills team in January,” Wise said. “This is a great opportunity to be part of the next chapter of one of the Okanagan’s most recognized and respected wineries. The ability to focus on making premium red wines such as Nota Bene is a big draw for me.”
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