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Our Story

Locally Made World Class Wines

In 2002 I started Off The Vine On Premise Winemaking in Nanaimo, British Columbia with my wife, Cindy. We have spent 14 years developing relationships with amazing customers, some of whom have been with us from the beginning.

We started winemaking with one goal:

To craft world class wines at competitive prices while offering a complete customer service experience.

When I was just 16 years old I developed a passion for winemaking under the guidance of my father. Growing up in the Okanagan of British Columbia allowed the two of us to experiment in making a variety of fruit wines. Some turned out perfect while others flopped, but I learned a great deal about winemaking in the process

Everyday we strive to improve our products while maintaining our exceptional service. Over the past decade the quality of wine made from kits has improved exponentially. In fact, many of our customers prefer wine kits over commercial store bought wines.

Our fall business has grown over the past few years with our customers making wine from fresh fruit they supply themselves. Our customers love the satisfaction and quality that comes with crafting wines made from locally grown, hand-picked fruit.

We’ve also been sourcing fresh wine grapes from California each fall, which are becoming increasingly popular.