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.
Nikki Callaway O'Rourke Family Estate Winemaker
Nikki joined our team in June 2019 and brought with her a serious winemaking pedigree. She completed a Masters in Enology from the prestigious Université de Bordeaux and gained viticulture and winemaking experience in various regions of France including Beaujolais, the Loire, and multiple appellations in Bordeaux (Margaux, Pessac-Leognan, Blaye and Cotes de Bourg).
A true Okanagan native, Stephanie Stanley was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley and is well-experienced with all grape varieties in the region. She received a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture program in 2003 where she was also awarded the President’s Medal. From 2003 to 2015 Stephanie was mentored by esteemed winemaker,
O'Rourke Family Estate
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