David Saysomsack is taking over the reins from winemaking veteran, Dave Carson, who has taken over the Jackson-Triggs VQA Okanagan portfolio from Brooke Blair who has returned to her native Australia.
"I belive much of the Okanagan's success as a wine region can be attributed to its highly diverse growing conditions. The searing dry summer heat paired with a cooling diurnal shift allows the vines to thrive." says Saysomsack.
After working in Ontario, California, Washington State, Oregon, New Zealand and now the Okanagan, Saysomsack is thrilled with his new home at See Ya Later Ranch. He is excited to bring his talent and enthusiasm to the winery and believes his love of the craft comes across in the bottle.
Born in Laos and raised in the farming community of Abbostford, BC, Saysomsack's passion as a hobbyist winemaker spanned more than a decade. Following his heart to pursue winemaking professionally, he headed back to school to complete an honours degree at Brock University in Oenology and Viticulture.
Saysomsack and his wife Shari have four children and enjoy wine country living. The family takes full advantage of the Okanagan summers - beaches, BBQ's and exploring the bounty of surrounding wineries.
Known for its love of dogs, See Ya Later Ranch winery in Okanagan Falls, B.C. has been a proud BC SPCA supporter since 2006, generously providing more than $150,000 in contributions and in-kind donations. The winery was honoured with the BC SPCA’s Caring Company Award at the society’s annual awards ceremony held on May 2 in Richmond.