Established in 2008, Vine to Wine offers personalized, educational wine experiences in the South Okanagan.
Talented sommelier and wine educator, Ron Rocher, founded Vine to Wine over nine years ago. His passion for wine, entrepreneurial background and love of working with people became a winning combination for a successful business.
After years spent competing as a high level athlete and gaining his degree at the Australian Institute of Sport, Ron launched a coaching business called Personal Best Fitness in 2001. He spent twelve years coaching professional cyclists and runners in their journey to compete at national, international and Olympic levels.
While coaching, his interest in the wine industry grew and propelled him to achieve his Sommelier Diploma from the International Sommelier Guild and attend over 150 wine tastings and additional educational courses. He soon found himself immersed in the industry and decided it was time to begin a new venture.
What started as a private wine brokerage business quickly grew and Ron found himself contributing to various wine lists at 5 star restaurants around Vancouver. With over 50 clients based in BC he quickly earned respect within the wine industry. He began organizing and leading wine tastings for groups of 10-120 people, teaching all levels of wine knowledge and the fundamentals of food pairing.
Educational wine tasting experiences hosted by Sommelier Ron Rocher in the South Okanagan. Tastings and catering partnerships will be customized to your personal preferences and party size requirements.
Private & corporate tastings
Private dinner with wine pairings
Seminars and tastings for up to 50 people
*All options offer choices between varietal or region specific tastings, world wine knowledge, Okanagan specific tastings and more.
Wine List Consulting
Personal wine consulting and management in the following areas.
Wedding & event wine consultation
Restaurant wine list consultation
Wine cellar consulting & management
On-location wine education and training for your restaurant or winery teams of up to 20 people. Providing in depth knowledge with support from educational kits including Le Nez Du Vin.
Restaurant staff wine education training
Winery staff educational training