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About the Owner/Winemaker


 
Making wine is Seven Stones’ owner and winemaker George Hanson’s greatest passion and it shows in the quality of his product. He takes great pride in his wines and making blends is where his creativity shines.

George first fell in love with the wine culture while visiting family in Australia. The family’s neighbor had a vineyard and winery. After seeing a winemaker and winery owner’s lifestyle first-hand, George realized it was one he’d love to have after he retired from the telephone industry in Yukon. This realization sparked a dream that motivated him to become dedicated to learning all he could about winemaking. As a quick and enthusiastic study, it didn’t take long for George to go from amateur to professional vintner. Ten years later George had the opportunity live his dream when the telecommunications company offered him an attractive retirement package. Eager to live his dream, he enthusiastically accepted the terms of an early retirement and headed south. It was only a few weeks after moving to Osoyoos that George found the land what would be the home of Seven Stones Estate Winery.

“I feel very fortunate to be living my dream where work seems somewhat like play.”
- George Hanson