Dylan left North Vancouver in 2000 to work as a bicycle mechanic in Burgundy and suffered a conversion experience; a diploma in viticulture and winemaking in Beaune led to apprenticeships in the Côte d’Or, Chablis, and New Zealand. Five years in Bordeaux included teaching oenology and sensory evaluation classes at château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac, and managing a small estate in Margaux. Dylan’s primary preoccupation is crafting uniquely honest wines at Intersection Estate Winery in Oliver.

DYLAN ROCHE

PÉNÉLOPE ROCHE

Deep roots in French tradition nourish our shared passion for soils, vines and wine. Dedicated to natural, artisanal farming and winemaking, we strive to reveal the intimate relation of wine and terroir.

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Born with wine in her blood, Pénélope counts five generations of viticulture and winemaking at château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, the tiny family estate whose elegant wines rival the Grands Crus of Bordeaux. From oenology studies in Bordeaux to winemaking in Spain, New Zealand and Australia, Pénélope brings to the Okanagan a profound and holistic understanding of the grapevine’s relationship with its environment, from a winemaker’s perspective.