B.C.’s Indigenous Wineries: Making Diversity

B.C.’s Indigenous World Winery and Nk’Mip Cellars are two of the pioneering Indigenous-led wineries bringing diversity—and great wine—to your glass. This Pivot article (Jan/Feb 2021 issue) looks at their future, and how they’ve fared during the pandemic.

Author: Charlene Rooke

Charlene Rooke is a Canadian drinks journalist, consultant and educator as well as a travel, food, business and lifestyle writer. She is a WSET Spirits Educator Certified in Spirits (to Level 3) and WSET Certified in Wine, an SWE Certified Specialist of Spirits, an SMWS spirits educator and an artisan distiller trained at Moonshine University in Louisville, KY. She is the lead judge of the Canadian Artisan Spirits Competition and an expert on B.C. spirits who leads distillery tours and guides spirits tastings in B.C. A former editor at many Canadian publications and former creative lead at three content agencies, she is currently the Drinks Editor for Food & Drink, the in-store magazine of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.