JoieFarm Winery, a Canadian, family-owned business, announces an organizational change, and a new ownership structure.
Effective February 23, 2015, Co-Founder Michael Dinn will be selling his ownership interests in JoieFarm, and will be leaving the organization to join friend and colleague Brian Berry as a partner in Revelry Import Company, a dynamic, new Western Canadian importer and distributor of fine wines and spirits. Fellow Co-Founder Heidi Noble will assume full ownership and management of the JoieFarm business going forward.
"Michael has been with JoieFarm since inception, and has been an essential contributor to our winery’s steady growth and success" says Heidi Noble. She adds "Our parting of ways is extremely healthy, respectful, and we see bright opportunities ahead for both of us".
Michael Dinn and Heidi Noble have planned the transition for several months, and anticipate that the transfer will be as smooth as possible for clients and suppliers alike. Ms Noble will include Sales & Marketing as part of her responsibilities with the firm.
Winemaking remains in the capable hands of both Heidi Noble and longstanding Winemaker, Robert Thielicke. “We will continue to explore the awesome potential of aromatic whites, rosé and Burgundian varietals in the Okanagan Valley. That’s how JoieFarm’s reputation has been achieved since Day One” says Noble. “Wine quality, integrity and consistency remain our highest priorities We want to keep our loyal fans of JoieFarm happy.” she added.
With the change of stewardship, Proprietor Heidi Noble intends to inject a renaissance of local food into the business mix. "I have a few ideas in the works that will certainly delight our longstanding JoieFarm fans" says Noble. She plans to formally announce further news in late Spring 2015. The 2014 Vintage Release will be available for private mailing list orders as usual the first week of March 2015 and licensee ordering will commence mid-March 2015. Stay tuned for upcoming details of this release.
Located on the storied Naramata Bench, JoieFarm is one of the Okanagan Valley's premiere boutique wineries. The winery has consistently earned national and international acclaim for their wines since the first vintage release in 2004. Production has steadily grown annually, albeit barely keeping up with an ever-growing, enthusiastic following.
Michael Dinn will announce further details of his new project in the days to come.
For further information about JoieFarm Winery, please contact:
Heidi Noble Proprietor & Winemaker firstname.lastname@example.org 250-462-1980
For further information about Michael Dinn and his new venture, please contact:
Michael Dinn Co-Founder-at-Large email@example.com 250-488-1960