Siblings. Partners. Colleagues. Friends
– The Mayhem Crew
Sister Terry and brother JAK have been involved in each other’s lives for all their life. Why not spill over into business? And this time they dragged their spouses, Andrew Stone and Janice Stevens along with them. If that’s not a recipe for Mayhem, we don’t know what is!
Terry is well immersed in the Okanagan wine industry. She and her husband Andrew Stone , along with four dogs and one cat, have a 4 acre vineyard on Anarchist Mountain where she works as a farmer growing Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir.
Just when she thought she was going to “semi-retire” from her five year stint as DTC/ Wine Club Manager at Tinhorn Creek, her younger brother JAK convinced her to sell him her Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, and start up a new wine label with him. When she isn’t busy in every facet of the wine industry, she is at home with Andrew and the dogs, as well as entertaining their children and grandchildren.
Terry Meyer Stone can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a background of both public practice accounting, and many years in the food and beverage business, the wine industry has become the perfect career evolution for Janice. She brings a keen interest and understanding of the business to the organization and is responsible for the accounting. She also has immense patience in dealing with her husband and sister-in-law in running the business daily. In her time outside the wine business she is kept busy with the extracurricular activities of her two teenage daughters, coaches the local high school basketball team, and sits on the board of Skaha Housing Society.
Janice Stevens can be contacted at email@example.com.
Ajay is Australian born, New Zealand raised. After receiving a cricket scholarship out of secondary school, he completed the Oenology program at Lincoln University in Christchurch, NZ. Ajay did his first winemaking vintage in 2012, followed by harvests in Austria, New Zealand, Australia, and the USA. Ajay set his sights on BC to discover more about this young wine region and be closer to family in the Pacific Northwest.
After working at Checkmate in Oliver for over four years, he is excited about the new challenges and opportunities with Mayhem Wines. He loves Merlot, Riesling and fortified wines and is delighted to work with these varieties, along with others. Off the clock, you are most likely to find Ajay enjoying the Okanagan backcountry, playing tennis or snowboarding.
Ajay Chavan can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zola has been in the business of crafting exceptional experiences for over 20 years. She says “my dream job is to create an experience that is fun, educational, and establishes a lasting connection of mutual respect. What could be better to facilitate this experience than wine?!”
Zola spent many years honing her palette at her coffee roastery in Whitehorse. The challenge of creating a welcoming, community-minded atmosphere in her business through sponsoring and hosting many artists and events suited her cheerful disposition. When Zola moved to the Okanagan to be near family, she quickly realized that the burgeoning wine industry was where she wanted to put her focus. Zola completed the Winery Assistant Certificate at Okanagan College, the WSET Level 3 with Distinction, and worked behind the scenes in harvest and wineries to get a first-hand experience of the industry. Anyone that has had a tasting experience with Zola learns a lot more than they expected, in a fun, approachable way.
Zola Doré can be contacted at email@example.com.
Angela (Ange) Grant can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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