Winemaker Alison Moyes
WITH EQUAL PARTS ARTISTRY AND SCIENCE, WINEMAKING IS A PERFECT FIT FOR ALISON. HER GOAL IS TO PRODUCE AUTHENTIC, EXPRESSIVE WINES OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY.
Originally from Southern Ontario, Alison moved to the east coast to attend Dalhousie University and pursue an interest in science, studying Microbiology. During this time, she had the opportunity to work at some of Halifax’s finest restaurants. After completing her degree, she began to explore her love of the food & beverage industry further, becoming a certified Sommelier responsible for the largest wine list in the Maritimes.
As her palate developed, she began to consider a career in winemaking and acquired a degree in Oenology & Viticulture from Brock University. Following several seasons working in the Niagara region, the Okanagan beckoned. Alison brings experience from two top wineries in the Okanagan, having worked under Pascal Madevon at Osoyoos Larose and as Winemaker for Stoneboat Vineyards for the past five years.
When not in the cellar or vineyards, you can find Alison enjoying food & wine with friends and spending time outdoors, exploring new hiking trails, at the beach and in the water.
PAULINE GAGNON - General Experience Manager
STEPHEN JUDGE - Wine Club Manager
Stephen was born and raised in Montreal where he worked for a precious metals dealer prior to moving to the Okanagan in 2013. He and his partner Catherine came to this valley so she could help her parents start their new winery in Oliver, VinAmité Cellars. Stephen also jumped into the wine industry at that time, beginning with the tasting room at Inniskillin and then working at Black Hills Estate Winery for a few years, where he gained experience with wine clubs and the Direct-to-Consumer market. Stephen continues to help out in the wine cellar at his partner's family winery.
Stephen joined the Liquidity team in the spring of 2017 to look after the tasting room and grow the Liquidity Wine Club. When not in our tasting room or at wine club member events Stephen loves to play golf and is an a diehard Habs fan, so his social schedule is often planned around game nights.
DAN SAWYERS – Tasting Room Manager
Since graduating the University at Northumbria with a Criminology degree, Dan & his fiancee Lauren have travelled extensively. In 2016, they finally opted to settle and work in New Zealand’s Marlborough wine region allowing Dan to focus on building his career in the wine industry. After completing the winter pruning season, he went on to experience all aspects of the industry at Wither Hills Winery, focusing on wine and food pairings, customer relations and wine tastings.
Since joining the Liquidity team in early 2018, Dan has utilised both his extensive wine knowledge and his years of sales experience in the UK to become an integral part of the Liquidity Sales team. His passion and thirst for knowledge has allowed Dan to immerse himself in the BC Wine community attending outside wine events across BC.