Let us welcome one of our newest BC wineries, Valley Commons. Here is the press release about the winery. I look forward to trying their wines and telling all BC wine lovers about them.
Valley Commons welcomes guests to gather at District Wine Village in Oliver, BC
[Oliver, BC] Valley Commons, a new BC winery, launches at the new District Wine Village in the south Okanagan this August.
New to the wine scene, but no strangers to the world of hospitality, winery owners Kyla Richey and Rudy Verhoeff have chosen the District Wine Village in Oliver, BC, to be the first brick and mortar location of Valley Commons.
The winery will start welcoming guests to gather and taste its 2020 vintages in-person at District Wine Village in early August 2021 and online at the end of August.
Family-Owned and Operated
The names Kyla Richey and Rudy Verhoeff may sound familiar to you – that’s because for the past decade they have competed internationally as part of Canada’s Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball teams. The couple has always dreamed of owning a business together – something that involved bringing people together, coming as you are, enjoying delicious food and drink. Perhaps it would be a café or a restaurant or a winery. On their return to Canada in 2020, an opportunity arose to purchase land in the Fraser Valley and they decided to plant a vineyard and create a winery. In September 2020, Valley Commons Winery was born.
Part of the foundation work in setting up the Fraser Valley vineyard involved trips to the Okanagan to gain insight and learn from others in the industry. It was during these trips that the couple decided it was essential to be part of the Okanagan wine community. The decision was made to base the new winery out of the soon-to-open District Wine Village just outside of Oliver, BC in the south Okanagan.