When Michael Bartier and David Scholefield met, an instant mutual respect was formed. They both possess a quick wit and a passion for learning; be it birds, hockey stats, or the intricacies of the wine world. Over the years the two started building their vision for what could be achieved next in the Okanagan Valley.
Bartier had the winemaking skills and Scholefield the experience of travelling the world tasting wine with many of the globe’s most iconic vintners. Since 2010, Bartier has been putting Scholefield’s vision into a bottle, each year releasing small allocations of wines that interest them and wines that they hope inspire a new way of viewing what the Okanagan is capable of producing. For 2012 Bartier Scholefield released a blended red, a rosé, a chardonnay and a sauvignon blanc.