Our Team

We LOVE wine, and it shows!

 

JoiRyde was created in celebration of spontaneity. We needed to create a team that was bold, full of passion, and had the courage to take some chances. This is our team of female renegades who are ready to take on the wine world.

Daphne Scromeda+

Daphne Scromeda, Co-Owner, Sales and Marketing

Stacy Allen+

Stacy Allen, Co-Owner, Accounting and Operations

Meghan Knowles+

Meghan Knowles, Winemaker

Julie Pachkowsky+

Julie Pachkowsky, Tasting Room

Daphne Scromeda

Daphne Scromeda, Co-Owner, Sales and Marketing

Daphne has been involved in the Okanagan wine industry for over 10 years managing the sales and marketing for great brands such as Poplar Grove, Monster Vineyards, and Therapy Vineyards. Working as a graphic and web designer by trade, building her own brand has always been a dream. That dream got to include her love of wine… how much better can it get? Daphne looks forward to sharing our entire journey with you and getting to know all of you along the way. Be sure to stop into the winery soon and say hello ūüĎč Cheers!

Daphne Scromeda can be contacted at daphne@joirydewinery.com.

 

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Stacy Allen

Stacy Allen, Co-Owner, Accounting and Operations

Stacy is just getting her feet sticky in the wine world! Originally a flatlander from the beautiful province of Saskatchewan, Stacy made British Columbia home just over 13 years ago. Her new home provoked her deep curiosity in the wine world and made her a massive fan of what our local wine industry is producing.

Stacy‚Äôs career has always revolved around hospitality, running many of her Vacation properties;¬†anyone that has been to Stacy‚Äôs home knows what an exceptional host she is and loves her ability¬†to make everyone feel like one of the family. Stacy is never one to shy away from the JoiRydes¬†that life brings her; racing cars, riding motorbikes, flying in helicopters, and the occasional tattoo¬†is not anything out of the ordinary for her. She is now turning her curiosity into a pure passion¬†and developing her wine brand, showcasing what this beautiful valley has to offer the wine¬†world. Cheers to your new JoiRyde Stacy! ¬†ūü•ā

Stacy Allen can be contacted at stacy@joirydewinery.com.

 

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Meghan Knowles

Meghan Knowles, Winemaker

“Wine has always been a part of my life, but over the last decade, it has slowly become the biggest. Years working in restaurants opened my eyes to how vast and fascinating the entire wine industry can be. Selling wine in boutique wine shops gave me endless opportunities to figure out what I like to drink and what a quality wine looks like. A failed WSET diploma made me realize obscure grape variety memorization interested me very little but fueled the obsession for needing to know exactly how good wine is made. For the last four years, I‚Äôve been traveling between harvests in Canada and South Africa trying to ask kind people how they make such nice wine. They have all graciously shared their knowledge and wines with me and I could not be more excited at the opportunity to put all of these teachings into practice. Oh man, I love Chardonnay for so many reasons. But when I really started learning about wine and digging into it, it was one of the first grapes that I really tried to figure out. It can make such a broad selection of wines and I wanted to figure out why they were all the same grape but tasted so different, so I drank them all and asked a lot of questions.”

Meghan Knowles can be contacted at winemaker@joirydewinery.com.

 

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Julie Pachkowsky

Julie Pachkowsky, Tasting Room

Bio coming soon!

 

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