Derek Kontkanen, Jackson-Triggs

Derek manages winemaking for all of Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate’s white varietals. In addition to his vintage responsibilities, he monitors tank and bottle samples to meet VQA standards; creates blends for bottling; hosts tastings and makes presentations at various conferences and seminars. His philosophy is to make the best wine possible. He combines the latest technology and traditional methods while respecting the varietal characteristics of the fruit he is given to work with.

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