Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, March 12, 2019 – Known for producing wines of international acclaim and home to an elegant on-site bistro, Liquidity Wines makes a change in leadership as Ian MacDonald and the Board appoint Ruth Hanbury as President.
Liquidity Wines is owned by a small group of people dedicated to making wines reflective of the terroir of Okanagan Falls. Originally founded by Ian MacDonald, Liquidity Wines delivers a full sensory experience around wine, food, and art. After months of transitional planning with MacDonald, the Liquidity Wines Board of Directors recently appointed Ruth Hanbury to President.
In her role as President, Hanbury is responsible for the operations of Liquidity Wines. “I’m thrilled to continue this work with the Liquidity team,” says Hanbury. “I’m honoured to have the trust and confidence of the Board as we build on what Ian envisioned.”
While Hanbury joined Liquidity in 2014 as General Manager, her career in wine began in 2001 while working at Felton Road in New Zealand. “I fell in love with the wine industry and knew I had to be part of it,” she says. Hanbury holds a masters degree in Business Management from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland.
Now close to realizing the goals of their last strategic plan, Hanbury and the management team at Liquidity are working on developing the next. “We can get wrapped up in the romance story of wine,” says Hanbury. “It’s still here, but my responsibility is for Liquidity to be sustainable by being a great employer, good land stewards, and making exceptional wines. For me, those are the foundations.”
Hanbury and the team will focus on continuing to improve their vineyard soils and practice of low-intervention viticulture and winemaking while expanding the wine portfolio's reserve tier. “This team has done so much to get us where we are,” says Hanbury. “It’s a privilege to be working with such talented people.”