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.


Ria & Trent Kitsch

Founders, Vineyard Owners, Wine Lovers

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 a thread in the fabric of the Okanagan Valley wine community."

Grant Biggs

Wine Maker, Wine Grower

From the Okanagan Valley to New Zealand, Grant has dedicated himself to learning all he can from experts and enthusiasts and is obsessed with winemaking, growing and drinking - from late-night harvests to providing an exceptional tasting room experience. With his sommelier background, minimalist style and youthful ambition, Grant infuses deep care into every bottle of Kitsch wine - from grapes to glass.

"I consider myself a minimal interventionalist. Great wine is made in the vineyard."

Monica Horning

Sales & Marketing Manager

Born and raised in 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 in her mountain bike and appreciating every moment of the Okanagan Lifestyle.

"Meet me in the mountains."

Katie Truscott

Hospitality Manager

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."

Tim Hirtz

Vineyard Foreman

After living in Montreal and studying jazz piano at McGill Schulich of Music, Tim's love for mother-nature has brought him back to his West Kelowna roots where he was born and raised. Tim started his wine career in 2016 as a cellar hand at both Mission Hill Winery and CedarCreek Winery before joining our team in 2018. Naturally he has danced his way into the vineyard as our Vineyard Foreman. You'll often find this music loving farmer jamming to his favourite beats in the vines.

"Stay open and let nature take you where it wants."