Jim and Leslie
Jim and Leslie first met while attending Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. In the early 1980′s they moved to Calgary, Alberta where they made a home and raised their 3 children. Jim was a litigation partner with Bennett Jones LLP specializing in employment law and has authored 2 books on the subject. Leslie worked in hospital administration with a focus in health promotion and gerontology. Leslie's focus is now solely on Noble Ridge and Jim is now officially retired to life on the vineyard!
The Noble Ridge Team
The team that works the vineyard & winery are a hardworking, dedicated team, driven to achieve the highest standard of quality. Some of our vineyard staff have been tending to our vines for many years and whose excellence in the vineyard is essential to the success of Noble Ridge.
Lieutenant Governor Award Ceremony 2017, Photo credit: Rachel Rilkoff/Government House
Benoit Gauthier, Winemaker / Vineyard Manager
Benoit Gauthier oversees all vineyard and winery activities, assessing the grapes during the spring and summer, monitoring the readiness of the harvest and taking care in all winery processes.
Katherine Gaulin, Director, Sales & Marketing
Originally from Calgary, AB Katherine moved to the Okanagan to property she and her husband purchased for retirement on Twin Lakes. Katherine decided to persue her passion for wine in preparation to work in the valley. She became part of the Noble Ridge family and hasn't looked back since!
Katherine oversees all of our direct sales including our Tasting Room, Wine Club, Marketing, Agents and Public Relations.
Wine Shop, Sales & Events
The Noble Ridge Team is a tight-knit crew that work hard and play hard! True lovers of the Okanagan lifestyle and everything it has to offer. That passion and enthusiasm really shines when they are sharing it with each and every guest that comes to visit the Wine Shop.
The Noble Ridge experience begins before you even step foot in the door! When you are surrounded by stunning vineyards, greeted with a smiling face and a sip of bubbly, it is hard to not feel right at home.
Our Wine Shop team is always eager to greet guests in the beautiful shop or in the breathtaking picnic area. We strive to deliver remarkable experiences to our guests each and every visit!
Each member of our crew has a special and unique connection with Noble Ridge. Beit a love for the premium quality wine, growing up on the property, working in the vineyard throughout the season or walking amongst the vines on their lunch break, their genuine passion for all things Noble will leave you feeling invigorated and excited for your next visit!
Vineyard tours are available to guests curious to learn more about our unique vine trellis systems.