Inspired artisan wines, hand-crafted in the heart of the Okanagan Valley
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, we work with growers throughout the valley who share our passion for quality and our commitment to sustainable and responsible farming.
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).