Meet our talented team behind the wine. We bring experience from around the globe, strive for excellence, and love what we do!

Mike Raffan, General Manager

A veteran restaurateur, with over two decades in the hospitality industry, Mike has been passionate about wines all of his working life. Since 2006 he has managed all aspects of the winery’s operations, overseeing the growth of Township 7, with an expansion of both wine shops and an increase in cases and availability. He has been involved in many industry associations including the BC Wine Grape Council, the executive of the Naramata Bench Winery Association, the Board of the BC Wine Institute, and is currently an advisor to the BC Wine Authority.

Mary McDermott, Winemaker

Winemaker, Sommelier, Explorer. From a young age Mary has had a thirst for knowledge and adventure. Most recently she was the winemaker for Trius at Hillebrand and Thirty Bench Winery, Peller Estates premium Niagara wineries. A desire to pursue a lifelong dream of crafting small production wines in the picturesque Okanagan Valley prompted Mary’s move in 2014 to the warmer climes of B.C.’s renowned Naramata Bench at Township 7. Her vision for our boutique winery entails expanding our small lot, fine wine program with additional single vineyard designate offerings, enhancing our Bordeaux reds program at a world-class level, as well as boosting the sparkling wine production. In the cellar she will augment our premium oak barrel program with upgrades to large oak barrique fermenters. With more improvements planned in the vineyard and winery on the horizon.

Additional Personnel

Lori Pike, Public Relations; Jason Ocenas, Manager – Langley Wine Shop; Trevor Allen, Assistant General Manager – Naramata Bench Wine Shop.

Are you passionate about wine? Do you love people?  If so, join our fun and innovative team!  We’re hiring! Check out our blog for a list of positions available. Contact us about  employment opportunities in either our Langley or Naramata Bench wineries.

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