Karl Duda | Assistant Winemaker & Cellarmaster
Karl, Assistant Winemaker to Heidi, joined the production team for 2014 crush but is no stranger to wineries. Karl grew up on a vineyard outside of Okanagan Falls and, after spending 15 years as a bike mechanic, has come back to his roots. Karl lends his mechanical background, steadiness, hard work, attention to detail and dedication to keeping the winery, warehouse, inventory movements and equipment well-organized and running efficiently throughout the year. He is also in charge of training our vineyard team, bottling and winery crew. Calm and solution-oriented, Karl's approach to problem-solving benefits our team both in out of the winery.
Kelvin Park | Lead Cellar Hand and Direct to Consumer Fulfillment
Kelvin has worked for JoieFarm Winery since he was a young man both in the vineyards and on the crush pad. He has worked the 2013, 2014 vintages as a labourer and 2019, 2020 vintages as a Lead Cellar Hand. Kelvin has a multi-faceted role at JoieFarm: working in the winery at harvest and throughout the production cycle, in the vineyards as required throughout the growing season, assisting in inventory warehouse movements and taking great pride in fulfilling the shipping of our direct-to-consumer sales by coordinating inventory, couriers, a packing team and communications involved with successful expediting. Kelvin also assists with our summer-season hospitality, hosting guests and wine club members at the winery’s tasting room.