• Team Spotlight – Suki Sekhon

    Father's Day 2021

    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

    Suki Sekhon

    A decade ago, President and CEO of CRS Group of Companies, Suki Sekhon, discovered and identified a unique opportunity and acquired a rock-strewn 220-acre piece of land in the Similkameen Valley. Known today as Vanessa Vineyard, Suki is not only a passionate philanthropist and businessman, but a husband and father of 4-children. In honour of Father’s Day, we decided to interview Suki and get to know him and what he loves about fatherhood. Happy Father’s Day, Suki!

    Tell us about your family!
    We have four adult children.

    What is a great memory you have about a family vacation or trip?
    My favourite is celebrating my 50th birthday with the family in Disneyland.

    What adjectives would your children use to describe you?
    Generous, caring, and big hearted.

    What piece of advice did your own father give you that you still hold with you today?
    Be disciplined in your decisions.

    What do you enjoy most about being a father?
    Seeing my kids grow up and seeing their achievements.

    What’s your biggest life lesson?
    After the passing of my dad, I realized how important family is.

    How did you choose your career? What do you like most about it?
    I was always interested in real estate from a young age.  I like the challenges in the business and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds.

    What makes you successful at work?
    I am good at processing information quite quickly!

    What is your biggest accomplishment?
    My family.

    What are you most proud of in life? Any advice for dads to-be or new dads?
    Cherish each moment with each of  your kids.           

    Our team may be small but our expertise is vast. Thanks to our extraordinary people, we are able to craft profound wines that reflect this truly distinctive vineyard. Learn more about our team here.

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  • Team Spotlight – Nathan Goltz

    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

    Nathan Goltz, Site Manager
    A fourth-generation farmer from Oliver, British Columbia, Nathan brings a strong history of innovative agricultural techniques to Vanessa Vineyard.
    His dedication to producing quality fruit, and improving the vineyard’s operations can be attributed to the legacy of his late father Robert Goltz, and the Goltz family, who have been leaving a footprint in the Okanagan for many years.

    Facts:
    What is your favourite thing to do during the off season?
    Hunt, fish and be outdoors.

    Where would you like to go once the restrictions are lifted?
    Belize is at the top of my list.

    Secret spot in the Similkameen Valley?
    There is a spot up the hill in Cawston where you are surrounded by old growth fir trees. They are large and gnarly looking, you walk through them to the start of a ravine where the water first percolates out of the ground, which starts the Cawston Creek.

    Who makes you laugh the most?
    My sister Sarah Goltz.

    What do you think is your dad’s greatest legacy?
    His known generosity and kindness, while at the same time being firm and direct and he did this in bare feet.

    What is your beverage of choice?
    Beer!

    Favourite quote?
    “Starve the ego, feed the soul.”

    What was the best advice you received?
    What you can’t get done in 6 days you won’t get done in 7. So it’s ok to take a day off for yourself.

    Our team may be small but our expertise is vast. Thanks to our extraordinary people, we are able to craft profound wines that reflect this truly distinctive vineyard. Learn more about our team here.

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