After years of running their vineyard and propagating grapes, Jack and Jan ventured into the wine business. Jack still runs his vineyard, Jackson Heights, as well as Thornhaven Winery and uses his hands-on approach with every job in every season.
Owner | Operator
Managing the winery, taking orders and attending wine tastings and events are just a few of the things that Jan Fraser contributes to Thornhaven. Jan makes sure that Thornhaven is a beautiful place for you to visit and spend the afternoon.
Winemaker | Vineyard Manager
Jason (Jay) Fraser
Thornhaven's winemaker & Vineyard Manager has been working hard since 2005 to create award-winning wines. Jason wears many hats at Thornhaven, from overseeing the 8 acre vineyard at Thornhaven and harvest to label design and ordering supplies. Jason has created his own blend and label, Tortured Grape, as well as the delicious creation Infusion pink and white bubbly.
Part Owner and Vineyard Manager
Brian or "Elmo" is in charge of his own vineyard that grows the sought after Orange Muscat
Cortney Riep can be found pouring wine at the wine shop and at wine events throughout the Okanagan. Cortney develops all of Thornhaven's marketing, social media and advertising strategies. As well, she created the Tortured Grape label design concept together with her brother Jason Fraser, and also features her beautiful artwork on Thornhaven's wine shop walls. To find the winery, just follow the beautifully designed and handpainted signage handcrafted & inspired by Cortney Riep
Sales | Marketing
Nick Riep is our Okanagan Sales Rep. He oversees the wine club
Equipment Maintenance & Vineyard Upkeep
You'll see Gord zooming around in his golf cart, underneath a tractor covered in grease, or working away to tunes in the vineyard. Say hello if you see Gord around
Danny Evanishen has been with or managed Thornhaven's Tasting Room since 2004. Danny shares his comedic love of wine and if he doesn't know the answer to your question he'll be sure to find it. Danny also seems to know everyone from Saskatchewan.