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Tamara FeistTamara Feist

Oenologist

 

Nickname

T; TamTam; Mama Bear

Where did you grow up?

Agassiz, the Corn Capital of BC

What do you do at Black Hills? 

What don’t I do is more like it! But generally speaking - I analyze our wines, am the gatekeeper of winery records, help other departments when needed and ensure our team is happy and productive
 

What do you do before? 

I did my co-op practicum at Tinhorn Creek & Nk’Mip Cellars
 

What is your education?

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture
WSET Level 3

How long have you been here?

Since January 2011
 

Stelvin or cork? 

Situational dependent!

 

Red, white, bubbles or rose? 

If a proverbial gun was to my head, I’d have to choose bubbles!
 

What’s your favourite grape? 

Pinot Noir – it’s super versatile

 

Favourite pairing ever? 

Gin and Tonic ( 😊)


Favourite Black Hills wine other than Nota Bene?

Chardonnay – it’s my favourite wine to make in the cellar

Guilty pleasure? 

Mini eggs, Lululemon and Luke Bryan Concerts