October 2015 –
Hummingbird Aerial Surveys is pleased to announce that it is now offering the professional viticulturist services of Graham O’Rourke. Graham is the principal and lead viticulturist at BC Vineyard Solutions ltd. as well as the proprietor and viticulturist of Tightrope Winery located on the east side of Okanagan Lake in beautiful Naramata BC.
Graham studied formally in New Zealand earning a Graduate degree in Viticulture from Lincoln University. Graham worked in New Zealand for a professional viticulture services business for a year prior to going to work for Mission Hill in the Okanagan. While at Mission Hill (6 years), Graham gained experience in virtually all aspects of viticulture from establishment, operations, forecasting, areal mapping, budgeting, site and soil evaluation, IPM, habitat management and team leadership. While with Mission Hill Graham provided oversight on vineyards ranging in size from 20 acres through 200 acres in size.
In addition to working with BC Vineyard Solutions clients throughout the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, Graham manages his own 7 acre property located on the Naramata Bench. Graham also has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario.