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Randy Picton


Randy has been the winemake at the highy acclaimed Okanagan Valley winery since 2002. Nk'Mip (pronounced ñk-meep) Cellars, North America's first aboriginal owned and operated winery, is a joint venture between the Osoyoos Indian Band and Vincor International ( now Constellation Brands. , NK'Mip, in the Okanagan Language means "where the Creek (Wolfe Creek) meets the Lake(Lake Osoyoos)" The lakeside property is located on 1,200 acres of band land located in the town of Osoyoos. This southern Okanagan area is home to Canada's only pocket desert

His winemaking philosophy is to pay attention to detail in the vineyard to produce the best possible grapes, and then carry this practice to the winery," says Picton. "This ensures that the expression of the vineyard is displayed in the bottle."

Under Randy Picton's direction Nk’Mip Cellars has introduced a series of reserve wines labelled Qwam Qwmt that have been met with critical acclaim. Numerous “Best of Class”, Platinum, Double Gold and Gold awards from various international competitions have been awarded to the portfolio of Nk’Mip wines.

Randy and his team wo over 20 medaal in 2014



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