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Our Team

Owner, Dennis O’Rourke is known among his peers as a pioneer, innovator, and risk-taker who thrives on overcoming challenges. After founding one of Western Canada’s leading construction companies, Dennis is now bringing his passion for building only the best to create a visionary winery and world-class tourism destination that showcases the very best of BC winemaking.
Dennis founded Sureway Construction Group Ltd. in 1973. Since then, Dennis worked relentlessly to foster a competitive edge for Sureway by incorporating the latest, largest, and most productive construction equipment in the industry. From these modest beginnings in water and sewer construction, Sureway now employs more than 900 people and has the largest fleet of earthmoving, water, and sewer equipment of its type in Western Canada.
Dennis and his wife Elizabeth are pleased to make a home in Edmonton, AB where they give back to the community by donating to numerous organizations including Kids with Cancer, Notre Dame College, the Alberta Heart Institute, the University Hospital Foundation, STARS, Edmonton Opera, NAIT, and many more. Dennis has also been a long-time supporter of Junior Achievement and was deeply honoured to be named a JA Laureate in 2008 in recognition of his ongoing contributions to youth business education.

Stephanie Stanley

Peak Cellars 


Stephanie has been leading the winemaking at Peak Cellars since August 2019. Her passion for Riesling and other aromatic whites coupled with a curiosity for stylistic exploration has taken the Peak Cellars wine program to exciting new levels. A true Okanagan native, she was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley and is well-experienced with most grape varieties in the region. She received a  


Heather Courtney

O'Rourke Family Estate

General Manager 

Heather joined the team in June 2019 and brought with her nearly two decades of experience from the hospitality industry. Originally from Powell River, Heather lived in the Lower Mainland for 15 years before relocating to the Okanagan Valley with her husband Don and children in 2012.  Her experience in the Lower Mainland includes six years with the Sylvia Hotel, three years with


Vineyard Gardener 

As a passionate gardener, there's no greater joy than to share the fruits of our labour with others. Joining our team in early 2022, Celia has been able to share some of her favourites with staff and guests alike. Big juicy slicer tomato varieties, and cucumbers that make for a cool summer snack.With each passing season, she continues to expand her knowledge and expertise.  


Tanja Martell
Communications and PR Director  

Tanja joined our team June 2020. She has previously managed tasting rooms at Sandhill Wines and CedarCreek Estate Winery. With 9 years of experience in the industry in various roles from tasting rooms to events and touring she brings with her a wealth of knowledge in customer service, management and marketing. Originally from Ontario, Tanja moved to the Okanagan after graduating from Western University with


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