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Glenn Fawcett

President & Wine Evangelist

 

Full name and nickname

Glenn Fawcett. Nicknames: El President and/or Glennos

Where did you grow up?

Calgary, Alberta

Where did you go to school?

University of Calgary and Queen Elizabeth High School in Calgary

Simon Fraser University

What is your education?

I have a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the U of C, with a Minor in Sociology. Continuous Disclosure and Going Public at SFU.

What is your Title and what do you really do

President or “El Presidente”

My primary focus is running the business and sales/marketing part of Black Hills Estate Winery. I am blessed to work with a phenomenal team that does an incredible job of running the various aspects of our business: including the vineyard, our winery, our guest services and wine shop, accounting, distribution and logistics, etc. 

How long have you been with Black Hills Winery

6 incredible years.

Where were you before Black Hills Winery

As an entrepreneur, I was involved in running high-end wine tours of the Okanagan immediately before Black Hills. Prior to that I was President and owner of Bust Loose Holidays, one of Canada’s most successful tour companies for University & College students

What are your favourite hobbies?

Skiing, cycling, coaching kid’s soccer, travelling, music, entertaining friends and family, visiting wine regions of the world.

What is one thing nobody knows about you

In 1981 I was the lead singer in Calgary’s top Lip-Sync band: a Devo tribute band called “The Devonians”.

Who is your favourite super hero?

When I was a kid it was “The Flash” because he was so fast. Recently, my younger son has swung my interests towards “Mr. Incredible”.