Dwight Stone is an Okanagan boy, who became a highly respected winemaker. Dwight was working i the airline industry He hated his job and was searching for a way Out. It dawned on him that he lived in wine country! He loved since, loved wine so why not!
Dwight was given the opportunity to be winemaker at Stag's Hallow in Okanagan Falls. He had a very successful ten years with the winery. He started his new job as winemaker and director of vineyard and winery operations at Moraine in Naramata in 2018.
In 2021 Dwight became the winemaker at Seven Stones winery in the Similkameen.
He is also the owner of Amulet Wines.
Dwight is a long-time resident of the Penticton area and has been married to his wife Jeanette for 33 years with whom he has 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren. Dwight is an active cyclist, loves to cook and enjoys lazy days spent in his hammock at his second home in Thailand. His beverage of choice? Rhone-inspired wines are a personal favourite and he will often be found with a BC craft beer in his hand at the end of the day.
"Even after 17 vintages as a winemaker, I still consider myself to be a “student” of wine, as the wines, the vineyards that bear the fruit and the art of winemaking are ever evolving.
My beliefs on winemaking and life are very similar in that balance is essential and there must be passion in both. In winemaking, I feel that the product of the passion, that which the art of winemaking must preserve, is typicity and authenticity."
"The Similkameen is exciting as it is the 'Wild West' of winemaking with its unique microclimate and terroir. I intend to build upon the legacy of wines that George has created. We will continue to combine Seven Stones Winery’s superior vineyard site, along with using sustainable vineyard practices, and by adding careful but minimal winemaking principles, so we can produce world-class wines that are true to their terroir and that are unmistakably identifiable as being from nowhere else in the world but from the Similkameen Valley."