The Kitsch family’s Okanagan roots stretch back to 1910, when Kelowna was still a small, lakefront pioneer settlement. Four generations later, this entrepreneurial family takes great pride in helping to shape the past and the future of the Okanagan Valley.
Founders Ria and Trent Kitsch have blended their passion for wine and creative entrepreneurship to produce premium, sustainably-grown wines that pair equally well with special occasions and Tuesday night Cards Against Humanity games. With a little help from some friends, the young family transformed overgrown fields into lush vineyards, set on historic apple orchards that originally served as the Kelowna Land and Orchards (KLO) headquarters.
The single-vineyard wines embody the region’s rich soil and sun-soaked valleys. Cultivated through generations of ambition and love, the Kitsch family has captured the Okanagan in a glass.
Founders & Wine Lovers
Trent & Ria Kitsch
Born and raised in the Okanagan Valley, Trent and Ria have long been eager to get their hands dirty and nurture the land they love. After selling a successful underwear company, the couple moved back to Kelowna in 2010, planted a vineyard, and started a family. Producing distinctive wines for the givers and makers, movers and shakers, the Kitsch family is grateful to savour their latest adventure with friends old and new.
"We're so grateful to be the thread in the fabric of the Okanagan wine community."
Winemaker & General Manager
Graham joins team Kitsch with a colourful background teeming with experience and innovation. BC born and raised (in Horseshoe Bay), he joined the Okanagan wine industry in the early 2000’s as Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s culinary director. Graham studied winemaking at Okanagan University College and in 2003 progressed to head winemaker at Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery. In 2008 a unique opportunity came up to join the project at Black Hills Estate Winery in Oliver, BC where he worked for ten very successful years before joining Time Winery as Director of Wine.
Grahams passion for winemaking and viticulture paired with a love of culinary arts and hospitality makes him a natural and exciting fit at Kitsch. He’s been known to throw down a good shaker and was a huge driver behind the annual Harvest Party, one of the Okanagan’s best wine industry events. Graham’s cheerful devotion for cycling also lead him to planning and executing the annual Black Hills Winery Ride and he now leads a weekly Kitsch team ride through East Kelowna.
"Best day ever."
Sales & Marketing Manager
Born and raised in Northern BC, Monica found a natural path in wine that fused her appreciation of yummy things with an orderly and thoughtful nature. She helped build the wine club and culture at Meyer Family Vineyards and then moved to Kelowna before joining Kitsch. You can catch her shredding the backcountry on her mountain bike and appreciating every moment of the Okanagan lifestyle.
"Meet me in the mountains."
Katie groomed her palate in South Africa for close to a decade before returning home to the Okanagan. She’s one of the biggest wine geeks you’ll ever meet. When she’s not pouring wine in the tasting room, you can find her hanging with her kiddos, freelance writing and posting wine related pics on her Instagram, @Katies.Wine.Life
"Smells like a lime margarita, tastes like sour patch kids... the green ones."