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Meet Our Team

Due to the seasonality of our industry, we are fortunate to welcome new team members to the tasting bar on an annual basis. We are very lucky to have the caliber of staff join our team to help service our customers. Locals and visitors alike rave about our friendly staff! Thankfully we have a few key members who are permanent fixtures, as we can't do this work without their energy, passion and expertise.

If you are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you!

Please send your resume to katie@intriguewines.com.

Winemaker

Roger Wong

After years of enjoyment making wine as a hobby, Roger made the transition from geography and mapping national parks, to a career as a winemaker. Roger joined the BC Wine Industry in 1995 starting as Tinhorn Creek Vineyards was launching. During that time he was able to learn numerous skills that reached from basics of farming to judging wine for competitions. All were necessary and useful skills as he moved to winemaker at Pinot Reach Cellars in 1998 (now Tantalus Vineyards). Roger fell in love with the Riesling varietal and launched his first brand, Focus, to feature the strengths and versatility of this noble grape.  Gray Monk Cellars welcomed Roger in 2005 to oversee their sparkling and red wines program. Intrigue’s fate was sealed when he met Gray Monk’s controller Geri Davis, and their families joined forces to establish Intrigue Wines in 2008.

In 2019, Roger moved to Intrigue full-time to oversee vineyard operations and winemaking.  Roger cherishes time spent with Jillian and their boys, which usually involves some type of outdoor activity such as skiing, kayaking, hiking or biking in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

Cellarmaster

Cheryl Blasco

Cheryl brings 10 years of industry experience to her job as Cellar Master at Intrigue Wines, including the dirt under her fingernails from her own vineyard, “Grown&Wine”, on the slopes of Dilworth Mountain in Kelowna.  The name evolved from the sounds emitted by her 4 children, husband Todd, 6 grandchildren and countless dear friends and family who have planted, worked on and picked the Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay vines over the past decade.


Also, she brings to the table WSET Qualifications, Levels 1,2, and With Distinction, 3, as well as Okanagan College’s Viticulture Certificate Program.


Now spending far more time in the cellar than the vineyards, Cheryl is enjoying every minute of learning, working on and tasting the incredible wines that the Okanagan Valley has on offer.
She feels blessed and privileged to have been and continue to be a part of the growth and expansion process with Intrigue as Geri and Ross, Jillian and Roger look to the future.

Wineshop Manager

Katie Cataldi

Originally from the UK, Katie and her family headed west to discover all the joys of Okanagan living. Katie joined the Intrigue team in 2013 and has never looked back! Katie shares a passion for people, food, and all things wine. When not at the winery you can find her enjoying the great outdoors whether it be mountain biking, snowboarding, or riding horses!

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Assistant Wineshop Manager

Becca Kletke

Born and raised in Kelowna, Becca joined the Intrigue team in 2019 after graduating with her Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBCO. Her passion for wine and love for people have driven her to grow within the Intrigue family over the last couple years. When not running around the winery, Becca can be found exploring new mountains, playing sports with friends, or checking out local breweries.

 

Okanagan Sales Representative

Nancy St. John

Nancy joined Intrigue Wines after working 20 years in the Sales and Hospitality Industry in Whistler. In addition to working in the Wine Shop, she is also Intrigue Wine’s Sales Representative for Kelowna, Vernon, Northern and Eastern BC. Besides enjoying the amazing food and wine Okanagan has to offer, Nancy also enjoys the many activities including golf, skiing and biking on the Rail Trail.

 
Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland Sales Representative

Kim Dorcas

Kim’s career started in the hospitality industry, first, as a bartender in a lively Irish Pub to working her way on to hotel management.  This industry presented her with the ability to live in some of the most desirable locations in BC.  With a focus on food and beverage operations, her responsibilities included creating wine lists which would pair nicely to restaurant menus, organizing various wine events and overseeing liquor store operations.  Learning about the wine industry in BC became a passion. 

 

After 20+ years living in Kelowna, being close to family became a priority so in early 2019 she relocated to Vancouver Island.