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Our People

FOCUSED ON EXCEPTIONAL WINES AND CONSUMMATE HOSPITALITY 

Ryan DeWitte  - Winemaker at Rust Wine Co. Oliver

OUR WINEMAKER

The 2019 harvest will be overseen by Ryan DeWitte a recent transplant from Niagara where he has been the Assistant Winemaker at Leaning Post Wines, a super-premium small lot winery, for the past 4 vintages. A passion for single vineyard wines, an adept taster (WSET Level 3), and a spirit of experimentation made him a perfect fit for the vision of Rust Wine Co.

Ryan has enjoyed recent acclaim with Leaning Post Wines single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnays which won two consecutive Platinum awards at the Nationals. He is also known for a line of unique experimental projects including various natural wines, an orange wine, and (for the past three vintages) a Pet Nat under his own label called First Fruit Wines which will continue under Rust. He is thrilled to be able to use the knowledge and experience he has gained to craft more amazing, small-lot terroir driven wines.

“I love to experiment, and try new things but my guiding principle
is that the wines need to be delicious.”

OUR HOSPITALITY MANAGER

Kane Morgan was instrumental in the building of Rust Wine Co. in all of its various facets including design of the labels, winery, and overall philosophy.

Kane has also created his own personal wine brand – Prima Volta. Look for this wine on Rust’s shelves in the near future.

Kane’s goal for guests to the winery is simple –professional service, consummate hospitality, and no pretention. He and his team pride themselves on providing some of the best service and personality in the British Columbia wine industry.

Kane Morgan - Hospitality Manager - Rust Wine Co.