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Our Team

Get to know our team here at River Stone!

Ted Kane

Owner / Winemaker / Grower

Ted is the owner, winemaker and grower for River Stone. Ted started making wine in his parent's garage in Edmonton when he was 18. A self confessed Chemistry geek his passion for all things wine is reflective in the final product.

Favourite River Stone Wine: All of the big bold reds we make.

 

Lorraine Kane

Owner and Consumer Respectively

Lorraine is the owner who provides all the big picture ideas and is Ted's most supportive  fan.  She is also the passion behind the beautiful gardens you get to enjoy when you visit River Stone. Lorraine is also a doctor with a family practice in Osoyoos.    

Favourite River Stone Wine: Pinot Gris

Tim Le Boutillier 

General Manager 

Tim spent the large part of his career in senior aviation management roles around the world including the UK, Middle East and the US before joining the River Stone team in April 2020.  Tim has worked in many areas of the business including the vineyard, cellar and many of you may have met Tim in our tasting room last season.  Tim enjoys outdoor activities and can often be found skiing at the local hills in winter.


Favourite River Stone Wine: Malbec

Leah Wiens

DTC Manager

Leah joined the River Stone team in the Spring of 2021. She has had a long career in the wine industry and brings her knowledge, education, and cheerful laugh to River Stone. On her days off, Leah enjoys sipping wine on her patio and spending time with her family outdoors. Be sure to ask her for a taste of Splash, as it is her favorite wine.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Splash

Sylvia Lowe

Tasting Room

Sylvia is often found at Farmer's Markets in the valley and various events held at the winery.  She does a great job of looking after everyone, guests and staff.  Sylvia is also an avid curler.  

Favourite River Stone Wine: Stones Throw

Dave Mccombe

Tasting Room

Dave is the organizer and inventory guru. An avid sports and music enthusiast, he spends his winters overseeing the Oliver Curling Club.  Always ready with a "Dave" joke, stop by and say hi.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Corner Stone 

Kirsten Zandvliet

Wine Club & Marketing Co-ordinator

Kirsten joined the River Stone team in 2018. You can find her behind the scenes managing our social media and wine club. When she's not working, you can find Kirsten chasing around her 2 little kids or camping with her family.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Pinot Gris 

  

Mark Seed

Mark appeared at River Stone in September 2018 and hasn't left.  Always available to jump in and help out with everything, Mark can be found hiking and kayaking in the warm weather and skiing at Baldy Mtn. and curling for the River Stone team in the winter months.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Gewurztraminer

 

Leslie Le Boutillier

Administrative Assistant

Leslie joined our team in January 2020 after returning to the Oliver from travelling the US and the world with her husband and family.  Leslie’s friendly personality lends itself well to the River Stone experience and behind the scenes in administrative functions of the business!  Away from the office she loves spending time with her family, her love of photography and her renewed enjoyment with her horses.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Merlot Syrah

Austin Hodinsky

Assistant Wine Maker

Austin joined the River Stone team in 2020 for a season in the vineyard and cellar and is now our up and coming winemaker and Teds right hand man. Austin is originally from Cold Lake, AB and is a qualified Kinesiologist, now turned winemaker. 

Favourite River Stone Wine: Still White Merlot

Roxanne Zandvliet

Bookkeeper

Roxanne has been with River Stone since the start. She works hard behind the scenes taking care of the paperwork side of the business. When she is not in the office you will find her outdoors either hiking, snowshoeing, camping, fishing or gardening.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Reflections

 

Wes Mytruk

Tasting Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Rose

Tasting Room

Taylor joined the River Stone team in the summer of 2020; Taylor is a long time family friend of Ted and Lorraine and brings her fun and jubilant personality to the tasting room; you will be sure to find her bright smile in the tasting garden.  Taylor enjoys spending time with her new puppy 'Sophie' and expanding her knowledge of local wine visiting the many wineries around us in the South Okanagan.

Be sure to test Taylors knowledge of her favourite wine: Cabernet Franc
 

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