Full name and nickname
Tamara Renae Hagel; T, TamTam
Where did you grow up
Agassiz, Corn Capital of BC!
Where did you go to school
Agassiz Secondary School, University of the Fraser Valley and Brock University
What is your education
Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture
WSET Level 3
What is your Title and what do you really do
Oenologist– the question should be, what don’t I do!
How long have you been with Black Hills Winery
Since January 2011
Where were you before Black Hills Winery
Tinhorn Creek Winery and before then, Nk’mip Cellars
What are your favourite hobbies
I work too much to have hobbies! Kidding. Travelling as much as I can, advocating for, and entertaining my two energetic pit bulls, playing softball and trying to play golf, going to as many Canucks games as I can, continuing to tell my stories in the form of tattoos and of course, working on my tan when the sun is out.
What is one thing nobody knows about you
I’ve always wanted to take a race car driving class!
Who is your favourite super hero
Care bears – no one ever suspects the cute ones!