Ken Winchester has been a winemaker and distiller for more than 20 years. Ken studied winemaking at the University of California, then planted Winchester Vineyards in Paso Robles, California. Back in Canada, Ken has produced award-winning Pinot Noirs, consulted for other Island wineries, and taught viticulture at UBC. He studied distilling at Michigan State and apprenticed at Bruichladdich Distillery in Scotland. In 2007 Ken launched Winchester Spirits, the first distillery on Vancouver Island, and created the iconic Victoria Gin. Ken has consulted for deVine since its first plantings, and recently became its Winemaker & Distiller. deVine produces terroir-driven, organic spirits including Gins, Whisky, fruit Brandies, and Rum.
Back to Presenters