Next up on our team introductions is Jennifer Courtney, Financial Administrator 👩🏼🏫 📈📊. . . Where are you from and what brought you to Cellar Tek? I moved to the Okanagan from Saskatchewan in 1995 👩🏼🌾 and landed at Cellar-Tek purely by accident; wanting a change from working in healthcare. . . What are your related credentials and experience, and how long have you been working at Cellar Tek? I have been working in finance 📚📊since 2010. I started out in medical billing then advanced into healthcare management. Through the years I have continued to upgrade my skillset in accounting, management & leadership . What's your favourite Craft beverage and why? Okanagan Spirits Family Reserve Gin & Tonic. Ahhhh, my happy place. So smooth and silky 👌🏼😏 . . Teach us something we don’t know. Milking A Cow 🐄 🥛 Growing up on a farm we had all of the typical farm animals including cows. Each morning and evening the cows needed to be milked. To milk a cow, you first need to tie the cow to a fence or in the barn so she will not walk away. Then, place a bucket under her udder. And while sitting on a stool or upside-down bucket you can milk her. Make sure your hands are warm and slightly lubricated so you do not hurt her teats. (No one likes chaffed teats) Then starting at the top closest to the udder gently grab each teat between your extended thumb and first finger. Squeeze down to push out the milk. This motion looks like you are closing your fingers from the middle to the pinky to form a lose fist to force the milk out: so that the teat fills your palm as you squeeze down. Be gentle! If you are too rough you risk getting swatted by her tail or kicked. You can do two quadrants of the bag at a time. Be sure to empty each quadrant then move on to the next until the bag is empty. . . What's your favourite '80's or '90's jam? House of Pain - Jump around 🗣🕺🏻🕴🏻🎵🎶
Here’s an example of how a plumbing contractor connected tanks at a local Penticton Winery... 🙈 . Swipe right to see Cellar Tek’s repair. Done right. ✅😏🙌🏻 @ Penticton, British Columbia
Next up on our team introductions is Natalie Reynolds , our Ontario branch manager and winemaking sales consultant 🍷⭐️. . . Where are you from and what brought you to Cellar Tek? I’m from Toronto🏙, but more recently Niagara . I had the opportunity to join the CT team in 2011 and wanted to take on the challenge of something new 😏. . . What are your related credentials and experience, and how long have you been working at Cellar Tek? I have a BSc with honours🤓 from Brock U in Oenolgy and Viticulture, and I was a full-time winemaker for 13 years🍷. I’ve been with CT for 8 years and loving it 🤩. . . What's your favourite Craft beverage and why? Oast House Farmers Tan IPA 🍺 - I like the crisp bitter finish and notes of pink grapefruit. . . If you had the choice between two superpowers, being invisible or flying, which would you choose? Flying - who wouldn't want the ability to fly? 🦅 . . What's your favourite '80's or '90's jam? The Charming Man - The Smiths 😌🎵🎶
Have you had your pump serviced this year? Make sure to give us a call and book your service in before we are booked up! 🔧 Our new Service and Installations manager Ray will get your pump in tip top shape!
Next up on our team introductions is Alayna Nicol, our Packaging and Barrel Sales Representative ⭐️. . . Where are you from and what brought you to Cellar Tek? I like to think that the wine business is in my blood - my father was a Quality Control Manager for a large Niagara winery when I was little, so I grew up in & around one of the original Canadian wineries🍷❤️ I was drawn to Cellar Tek for a 'behind the scenes' perspective on the wine industry. . . What are your related credentials and experience, and how long have you been working at Cellar Tek? I studied International Trade in University, and as part of my degree 👩🏻🏫, I got my start in the wine industry on an internship at a Chilean winery back in 2004. My love of wine has taken me to work in wineries in Central Otago (New Zealand), Margaret River & Morning Peninsula (Australia), and here in the Okanagan. I have earned a WSET Level 3. I originally started with Cellar-Tek in an admin role back in 2011, and have since helped build a few new roles in the company including the one I am now managing STELVIN® closure projects, and am excited to take on the management of our barrel program this year 🤩. . . What's your favourite Craft beverage and why? This is a tough one because I'm a fan of so much local wine, craft beer, and cider BUT, I'd have to say, traditional method Blanc des Noirs - there's never a wrong time to pop a cork on a lovely bottle of bubbly 🥂🍾. . . Tell us something we don't know. I am your go-to person for translating Australian to Canadian English! If you need to know what an arvo or esky or cuppa is, or how to answer ‘How ya’ goin’?’ – just call me (it’ll cost you a pot/middy 😉) Also... I tasted an incredible wine once, and based on that one taste, decided to pack up and move to that wine region 😉🍷. . . What's your favourite '80's or '90's jam? Journey - Don't Stop Believing 😁🎵🎶
Love can be cold ❄️ Here’s a shot of another happy Cellar Tek customer from @tailoutbrewing loving up on his new chiller. We like making sure our customers are Cool 😎 🥶 . . #CellarTek #GDChiller #ChillingUnit #Chiller #BreweryChiller #HappyCustomer #ChillinOut
It’s Pump Service Season 💦 and we are getting pumped up to tackle the current lineup in for service. Give us a call to have your pump serviced *before* it leaves you high and dry!
Next up on our team introductions is Andy Shillington, our inside sales representative. Where are you from? Originally from Ottawa, moved west to ski 🎿 ⛷, and never turned back.🤭 . . What brought you to Cellar Tek? An opportunity to grow with a great group of people ❤️and my ability to clean a destemmer 🦹🏻♂️ . . What are your related credentials and experience? Previously, I took the Okanagan College Winery Assistant program and was the winemaker/cidermaker at The View Winery 🍷. . . How long have you been with Cellar Tek? I’ve been with Cellar Tek for 6 years 🤘🏼. . . What’s your favourite Craft beverage and why? Damn, this is a loaded question. I find myself reaching for beer, sparkling, white, rose, red... What’s for dinner? 🍺🥂🍷🤔🍽 . . Tell us something we don’t know.... I find homemade bread to be therapeutic. It must have something to do with the yeast 😅🤣. . . If you had a choice between two super powers, being invisible or flying, which would you choose? Definitely flying. The feeling of the wind moving around you would be pretty incredible 🤩 . . What’s your fave ‘80s or ‘90s jam? Shake your rump - Beastie Boys 🎵🎶😏
Thank you to @redbirdbeer for hosting the retirement party for our @beerpapajohnny lastnight 🕺🏻🥳🎉. We had a blast, and thanks to Shayne from @borntoshake for mixing us up some amazing beer & cider cocktails! 🍻 @ Red Bird Brewing Inc.
Where are you from? Born and raised Edmontonian 👨🌾. . . What brought you to Cellar Tek? I started my career in mechanical engineering 👨🏻🏭 working for a large corporation in the USA 🇺🇸 and then started my own engineering firm in Kelowna 10 years ago. When the opportunity came in 2017 to join the company, joint-owned by my older brother, Perry, I jumped at the chance to be a part of this great company and awesome industry! . . What are your related credentials and experience? I am a Mechanical Engineering Technology graduate from NAIT🤓. My experience spans 25👨🏼💻 years and includes mechanical equipment design, mechanical engineering, construction/ project management, equipment sales and sales management. This experience has been invaluable in my new role as Equipment Sales Manager 📈at Cellar Tek. . How long have you been with Cellar Tek? I’ve been with Cellar Tek for almost 3 years now🤩. . . What’s your favourite Craft beverage and why? I am a Pale Ale beer style guy because of the variety the style entails. You can always find a new and tasty take on it 🍻. . . Teach us something we don’t know.... 1. He who play leapfrog with Unicorn 🦄 , soon get the point...💁🏼♂️ 2. The Nacho Man is a little known North American dance originating from the marketing department at Old El Paso. • Ask me about your free private, or group lesson🕺🏼. . . What’s your fave ‘80s or ‘90s jam? I am an all genre GUY ➡️ Ice-Ice-Baby... Chattahoochee... Dr. Feelgood 🥾🎵🎶😏
Our Happy Customers @tinhorncreek trying out their new Steam Generator. . . #CellarTek #TinhornCreekVineyards #SteamGenerator #CellarCleaning #BarrelCleaning @ Oliver, British Columbia
Meet Erica, our Wine, Cider & Distillery Product Sales Consultant 🍷🥂🥃 . . Where are you from? I was born in Trail, but I grew up in Westbank ⛰ . . What brought you to Cellar Tek? When I first started at CT, it was my Volvo Wagon. Nowadays it’s my Chevy Sonic. Lol. The great team, reputation of Cellar Tek, and solid product lines help too. #proudcanadiancompany 🇨🇦 . . What are your related credentials and experience? I’ve got a Masters of Brewing and Distilling Science from Heriot Watt in Scotland. I’ve spent time as a wine harvest lab intern, a gin distiller and a whisky blender 🎓👩🏻🔬🍸🥃 . . How long have you been with Cellar Tek? I’ve been with Cellar Tek for 1.5 years 🕠♥️ . . What’s your favourite Craft beverage and why? Hard to pick just one, but a refreshing Gin and Tonic, Ampersand Gin and Fever Tree Tonic with a wedge of lemon usually hits the spot 🍹 . . How would you sell hot cocoa in Florida? I’d add some tequila, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon to it, and sell it at hockey games! ☕️🍫🍾 . . What’s your fave ‘80s or ‘90s jam? Gin and Juice - Snoop Dog 🎶🎵💃🏻
Come down and visit @ericamacasso at our booth at the 2019 WIGA Viticulture and Oenology Conference in Duncan BC today! . . #2019WIGAViticultureAndOenologyConference #WineIslandsGrowersAssociation #VancouverIslandWineries #Viticulture #CellarTek
Next up in our Team introductions is Blake, our in house Brewer specializing in all your brewing equipment and supply needs... . Where are you from? I was born and raised in Vancouver. 🏔 . What brought you to Cellar Tek? The opportunity to work with an amazing company and learn more about the commercial beverage industry. 🍷 🍻 🍸 . What are your related credentials and experience? I am WSET Advanced Certified, and spent 6 years as Head Brewer at Tree Brewing. 👨🏫 . How long have you been with Cellar Tek? Exactly 1 year this week! 🤩 . What does Cellar Tek bring to the industry? Incredible customer service and more hands-on (practical) knowledge than anyone else in the industry. 🧐😏 . What’s your favourite craft beverage and why? Craft beer, any style, cold and wet preferred but does not HAVE to be cold.... because, in Wine there is Wisdom, in Beer there is Freedom, and in Water there is Bacteria. I choose FREEEEDDOOOOMMM!!!! 🍺 . Tell us something we don’t know... I own a telescope and enjoy a dark night gazing at the stars. 💫 . What’s your favourite 80s or 90s jam? 🎶 G ‘n’ R - Sweet Child O’ Mine
Friday morning coffee’s @kootenaycoffeeco with the Cellar Tek Girls. ☕️ . . #TGIF #CellarTek #KootenayCoffee #Coffee #FridayFunday
Meet Ray! Our new Service & Installations Manager.👨🏻🔧 We thought we would start our team introductions with him, since he is new to the team and you will be seeing a lot of him in the coming months… . Where are you from? I’m from the capital of Canada, Oliver BC.🍷 . What brought you to Cellar Tek? The opportunity to be part of a great team, change my career path, and have the opportunity to work on and repair a wide variety of specialty equipment. 🛠 . In your opinion, what does Cellar Tek bring to the Industry? The Cellar Tek team brings such a wide variety of experience in all areas of the beverage industry. If our clients have any questions, we are always there to help. . What is your favourite Craft Beverage? My favourite craft beer right now is the Homewrecker Hazy IPA from @viceandvirtuebeer 🍻 . If you had a choice between two super powers, being invisible or flying; which would you choose? My superpower would be flying. ✈️ . What’s your FAVE 80s or 90s jam? That would have to be Hall & Oats, You Make My Dreams, lol. 🎶 . . . #NewTeamMember #CellarTek #ServiceAndInstallations #Wine #Beer #Cider #Spirits #OkanaganWineIndustry #15thAnniversary #CellarTek15thAnniversary #CellarTek15 #OliverBC #WineCapitalOfCanada
Our stock barrels don’t last long once harvest starts! Don’t risk missing out on the Francois Fréres and Saury barrels you want for the 2019 Vintage! . Benefits of placing your order now: • Free laser etched logo • Delivery at the start of Harvest • Guaranteed to get the barrels you want, with the grain, toast, and air drying you desire . . #Barrels #OakWineBarrels #FrançoisFréres #SauryBarrels #CellarTek #Winemaking #BarrelAged #2019Vintage #OrderDeadline #PlaceYourOrder #OkanaganWine #GetYourOakOn
Cellar Tek is Celebrating 15 Years!! 🎉 . In the coming weeks leading up to the Celebration, we will be introducing you to our new team members, as well as our long standing team members who have helped make Cellar Tek what it is today! 🤩 . 🍷 *** Stay Tuned for Details! *** 🍺 . . #CellarTek15thAnniversary #CustomerAppreciationParty #OkanaganWineIndustry #CanadianWine #CanadianCraftBeer #CanadianCraftCider #CanadianSpirits #Celebrating15Years #15YearAnniversary #Kelowna #Penticton #Oliver #BC #BCCraftBeer #BCWine
JUST RELEASED!! The Reunion IPA, 6.3% 20IBU. It brought 2 brewers back together after a year... Dave from @treebeerinstitute and our very own @blakerl of @cellartek had a blast brewing this together, and we can’t for you all to try and give us your take on it! 🍻 🍻 🍻 🎶 Reunited, and it feels sooo GOOD! 🎶 @ Tree Brewing Beer Institute
We are pleased to see this beauty made it to our friends at @sunnycider_ca in Calgary! Can’t wait to taste the finished product! 🍻 #Repost @sunnycider_ca with @repostsaveapp · · · We just got our new toy! 10HL brite tank. This is where our cider is conditioned and carbonated just before we bottle and keg. #comingsoon #cider #yyccider #carbonation #shinysteel
Our brewing crew spent the day @treebeerinstitute with Dave and Klaus the #AEBGroup beer ingredient rep putting AEB beer ingredients to the test. 🍻 For this Brut IPA we used AEB’s Endozym AMG in the mash to convert more fermentable sugars, and Polygel BH in the kettle for compact fining which = better yield😉💰. Finally, we pitched AEB’s Fermoale AY3 yeast for it’s fruity aromatics and high flocculation. 🍻 Stay tuned for the release in a few weeks! 🕺💃 @ Tree Brewing Beer Institute
Have you had a chance to visit us at the Congrès Cidres Vins et Alcools? Come check us out at booth 24, and have a chat with our in house Engineer @pow_pow_budz! . . . #congrèscidresvinsetalcoolsd’ici2019 #congrèscidresvinsetalcools #vinduquebec #vinsduquebec #cidresduquebec #alcoolduquebec #cellartek #cellarteksupplies #quebecwine @ Centre de congrès de Saint-Hyacinthe
Happy International Women’s Day! Today the Cellar Tek ladies are celebrating with two beers that are brewed by women. The Ceres Hazy ISA by @cannerybrewing and the Hazy Pale Ale from @steamworksbeer We have such a great team of women here at cellar•tek wishing we had our @dixiegirl9463 and Natalie here to cheers these lady brews with us! @ Kelowna, British Columbia
Here is our in house brewer @blakerl with Bryan, Adam and Dave from @analog_brewing .... proudly holding their Power Up Porter - Gold Medal winner at the 2019 ACBC and packaged using their new @twinmonkeysbeveragesystems Yampa Canning Line courtesy of yours truly @cellartek. Congrats guys, from our team to yours!