Wine Consultant Katherine McEachnie, DWS, FWS, CSW

Hi I’m Katherine, I am a Wine Consultant, Specialist Wine Judge, a Wine Educator and a Wine Writer. I have travelled to wine regions all over the world and studied under some of the most renowned global experts such as Michael Schuster in London UK, who has been dubbed as arguably one of the best palates on earth. I have my WSET Diploma, am a Certified Specialist of Wine, have become a French Wine Scholar and my passion for champagne earned me a Masters designation in Champagne. I have been an International Judge for the IWSC in London UK for over 10 years, specializing in Champagne. I own a 10 acre vineyard on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley BC, Canada. In 2019, we were the #1 most visited wine region in the world, with Bordeaux being second. I have studied Viticulture and love all things grapes. Wherever you are on your wine journey, I am happy to share my passion...

Katherine McEachnie

What I Do

Grape Nuts Wine Club

I founded a wine club called Grape Nuts. We have 175 members in Vancouver, Victoria and the Sunshine Coast. I have just started a new chapter in the Okanagan Valley. I host fun and educational wine tasting and food & wine pairing events at my vineyard or in exciting venues between Penticton and the lower mainland. If you are interested in joining please reach out to me...

Winston Estate Vineyard

Winston Estate Vineyard

I love all things grapes and own a 10 acre Vineyard on the Naramata Bench, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of BC. My husband and I grow 4 different grape varieties; Riesling, Pinot Gris, Ehrenfelser & Schonberger. We named the Vineyard after my Westie Winston who was named after my favorite champagne “Sir Winston Churchill Cuvée” from Pol Roger. Winston loves being a vineyard dog.

Wine Scholar & Educator

Wine is a great common denominator & social lubricant in life. I have travelled all over the world and studied wine extensively. I love to share my knowledge and passion with wine enthusiasts. I teach at the Okanagan College and through my Grape Nuts Wine Club I am available for Corporate Events such as Client Appreciation celebrations and I am happy to attend residential special events or even a fun ladies afternoon or evening. Please reach out via email...

Wine Judge

I have been an International wine judge for more than 10 years. I serve as a champagne specialist judge for the IWSC in London UK. I also judge wine competitions in the Okanagan Valley such as Best of Varietal at the Okanagan Wine Festival and Canada’s Best Oyster Wine at the Osoyoos Oyster Festival. I have judged in Napa Valley at the American Culinary Institute and served for many years on the Vancouver International Wine Festival Wine Committee. For any judging inquiries please reach out to me anytime...

Connect With Me

If you are interested in learning more about wines and grapes, get in touch with me. I would love to talk about everything grape and wine-related with you.