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Situated on a bench overlooking Skaha Lake in picturesque Kaleden, BC, Garagistes Rob Hammersley and Michelle Shewchuk are crafting distinctive small-lot wines. In addition to their organically-farmed estate vineyard, other vineyards from which they source their grapes are responsibly and sustainably farmed by growers who care as much about quality as they do.

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Inspired artisan wines, hand-crafted in the Heart of Wine Country.TM


Rob Hammersley

The Day Job:  I’m a winegrower, tending to our small vineyard in the picturesque town of Kaleden in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia and hand-crafting distinctive small-batch wines.

The “Old” Job: A former senior corporate finance and strategy professional in the power and utilities industry. 

The Facts: Viticulture and Enology Certificates from Washington State University. WSET Level 3 certified. Cycling and hockey enthusiast. Hockey and ringette coach.


Michelle Shewchuk

The Day Job: Flies the friendly skies as a flight attendant with an international airline.

The “Side” Job: Co-conspirator of Black Market Wine Co. Voice of reason, sounding board and fresh palate.

The Facts: WSET Level 2 certified. Mother of 3 (4, if you include Rob). I run…a lot.


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