Winemaker Profile: Brad Makepeace, Hugging Tree Winery

The final countdown is on for Devour! Okanagan The Food Film Fest and we want to give you a little peek into the lives and minds of some of the Similkameen Wineries Association members who will be pouring during the weekend of food, film, wine, and fun. This weekend-long event is a foodie’s dream, set among the backdrop of one of Canada’s top food and wine regions. Festival events include an East vs West Showdown featuring Chef Michael Howell and Chef Adair Scott; a 6 course, wine paired dinner, with dishes from some of BC’s top chefs, paired with Similkameen wines and short, food-themed films; a Mother’s Day Rosé Sunday Brunch; and a Slow Food Market of Taste.

Select tickets and rooms are still available for this special event, taking place from May 6-8 at Watermark Beach Resort!

Hugging Tree Winery

Tara and Brad Makepeace are the owners of Hugging Tree Winery in the Similkameen Valley.

Tara and Brad Makepeace are the owners of Hugging Tree Winery in the Similkameen Valley.

Your Name:  Bradley James Makepeace

Your Winery: Hugging Tree Winery

What path lead you to a career as a winemaker? Bartender in fine dining, tasting quality wines and learning of the process of growing and winemaking,

What is your favourite unconventional wine pairing? Campfire smokies with Gamay or Rose.

What if your favourite food or wine-related film and why?  Ratatouie . I have watched it over and over with my daughter.

What is your greatest passion? Motorcycles / Music

What might people be surprise to learn about you?  I don’t like questionnaires much…

To learn more about Devour! Okanagan The Food Film Fest, or to book your package, visit our Devour! info page or call us at 1-888755-3480.

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