Inspired artisan wines, hand-crafted in the Heart of Wine Country.TM
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 Conviction Ridge Vineyard, our organically-farmed estate property, the other vineyards from which we source our grapes are responsibly and sustainably farmed by growers who care as much about quality as we do.
Fueled by passion | Driven by perfection | Unconstrained by Tradition.
For many years while still living in Calgary, Rob and Michelle would travel to the Okanagan in search of the small boutique wines that weren’t available in the Alberta market. Inevitably, they would fill their car with cases and cases of amazing wines…and “smuggle” them back across the border to share with family and friends. They became known as the Wine Black Marketeers, so when they set up their own winery, choosing the name was easy!
Our wines are produced by Black Market Wine Co, located at 198 Spruce Ave, Kaleden, BC, V0H 1K0 (Winery License 308692).