At Uppercase Winery, we realize that our success will come from surrounding ourselves with the right people. Those who share our vision, and are just as passionate and dedicated as we are.
Bert Evertt has had his sights on the BC wine industry for decades. In his youth, as an accomplished opera singer, Bert was afforded the opportunity to travel across Europe, where he developed an appreciation for fine wine. Over the last 40 years, his focus has been on providing the highest level of care at retirement homes throughout British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.
During summer vacations in Osoyoos with his wife and three children, Bert slowly began to search for vineyards that represented the best of the Okanagan Valley. After extensively evaluating vineyards with consulting winemaker and viticulturist Pascal Madevon, Bert purchased 20 acres on the Black Sage Bench. Uppercase was born.
Calli Bailey brings an extensive background in small lot, terroir-driven winemaking to her role as Winemaker at Montalvino Wineries Inc. After earning a foundational Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science at the University of British Columbia, Calli completed Brock University’s renowned Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture program to further her winemaking acumen. Her tireless pursuit of excellence is reflected in her progressive work experience throughout the Okanagan Valley.
After starting her career at Road 13, she subsequently played a key role in the cellar at Phantom Creek Estates as Oenologist. She was instrumental in Phantom Creek’s transition to organic and biodynamic certification, working alongside acclaimed winemaker Olivier Humbrecht MW. She also was involved in blending some of Canada’s top-scoring wines, with a commitment to single-vineyard wines from the South Okanagan that harnessed cutting-edge techniques and technology.
From there, she earned the position of Assistant Winemaker at Martin’s Lane, where she crafted iconic Pinot Noir and Riesling alongside winemaker Shane Munn using minimal intervention winemaking techniques in a gravity-fed winery. Most recently, she was promoted within the Iconic Wineries of British Columbia group to Assistant Winemaker at Mission Hill Winery, where she oversaw a diverse range of benchmark BC VQA wines.
Now, she brings her passion, drive, and expertise to Montalvino Wineries Inc., where she oversees winemaking operations for Uppercase Winery at District Wine Village as well as upcoming wineries on the Golden Mile Slopes and Naramata Bench.
Pascal is a classically trained viticulturist and oenologist from Bordeaux, France with over 15 years of experience in French Winemaking. His resume includes Winemaker at St-Estephe’s Château Laffitte Carcasset and Technical Director of Château la Tour Blanche, a cru bourgeois domain, to General Manager of Château la Tour Carnet, a classified growth in Médoc. In 2001, inspired by the diverse terroir, unique microclimates and colourful soil types of the South Okanagan, Pascal moved from the old world to the new and joined Osoyoos Larose as winemaker and vineyard manager. Now a full time consultant, Pascal is proud to lead the viticulture and winemaking at Uppercase Winery, where he looks to tell the story of each wine and unleash its signature in every bottle.
Pascal Madevon can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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