Sales & Marketing Manager
The youngest of three sisters, Sara grew up surrounded by wine by virtue of her parent’s passion. She spent university summers working in wine shops and doing vineyard and winery work, but was intent on pursuing a career in a completely different direction. After working overseas in Foreign Aid for a number of years, Sara realized not only that she wanted to come home, but that she wanted to work in the field that she had grown up in.
In 2007, she returned to Canada and took a vineyard job and vintage position in the Okanagan Valley to better understand the intricacies of growing grapes and making wine. Sara then went on to complete a Masters in Wine Business from the University of Adelaide. While studying in Adelaide, she worked at two different Tasting Rooms, one in McLaren Vale and the other in the Adelaide Hills.
Following her return to Canada in 2009, she began working in licensee wine sales and event management in Vancouver, where she not only continued her love and learning of wine, but improved her knowledge of the Canadian wine industry. In the spring of 2012, she finally transitioned over to Culmina where she began working as Sales & Marketing Manager for the family estate.
On top of her passion for wine, Sara loves to travel, read and cook, spending more time than her fair share in cheese boutiques, cookbook shops, and craft beer stores. Having recently relocated to the Okanagan Valley full time from Vancouver, she is an avid lover of all things vintage, and is mildly obsessed with electronic music. She can be readily found dancing her stress away on a nearby dance floor, scouring for new music on Soundcloud, or digging through second-hand store bins looking for used records or unique clothing finds.