Winemaker Profile: Sara Harker, Rustic Roots Winery

With Devour starting this evening, May 6th, and continuing throughout the weekend, we want to give you a little peak into the lives and minds of some the Similkameen Wineries Association members who will be pouring during the food, film wine and fun filled event.

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.

Rustic Roots Winery 

Rustic Wines


Your Name: Sara Harker

Your Winery: Rustic Roots Organics Wine and Ciders

What path lead you to a career as a winemaker? 

Our goal is to create a secure and sustainable food system. There is a need to create a value added entity to sustain the 3 generations being supported by our farm.



What is your favorite, unconventional wine pairing? 

I love our plum Rosé with spicy duck

What is your greatest passion? 

To create a sustainable food system.

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.