Ross Wise

A New Zealand native, Ross Wise MW, now based in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, is the Winemaker at Black Hills Estate Winery and a Senior Winemaker with Andrew Peller Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Viticulture and Advanced Diploma in Wine Science from the Eastern Institute of Technology Hawkes Bay, and has held many industry consulting roles across the wine regions of New Zealand and Canada. In 2020, Ross became Canada’s seventh Master of Wine, achieving this credential with a paper focused on the potential impacts of climate change on viticulture in the Okanagan Valley. Outside of the wine industry, Ross’s interests include fermenting pretty much anything, making hot sauce, hiking and biking in the BC mountains, and sailing.

Ross Wise