Two Calgary commodity traders new owners of Creston’s Skimmerhorn Winery

The Skimmerhorn Winery was founded and operated by the husband and wife team of Al and Marleen Hoag.

Skimmerhorn Winery.

Skimmerhorn Winery. — Photo courtesy Ryan Burgis/Janek Guminski/Linkedin

Meet the new owners and manager of the Skimmerhorn Winery in the Creston Valley. 

The popular winery and the pioneer of the commercial wine industry in the Creston Valley has sold to Calgary investors Janek Guminski and Ryan Burgis. 

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard is a 19.74 acre parcel of land in Creston, complete with a tasting room and bistro. It had been listed with a realtor out of Vancouver for $2,495,000.

Ryan Burgis is the Excecutive director of commodities at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commmerce (CIBC) in Calgary and Janek Guminski is Director of Foreign Exchange and Interest Rates at ATB, and formerly the Director of Foreign Exchange Sales at CIBC.  Both men are listed as participants in various Calgary marathons.

One of the new owners of the Skimmerhorn Winery, Janek Guminski

One of the new owners of the Skimmerhorn Winery, Janek Guminski. — Photo courtesy Ryan Burgis/Janek Guminski/Linkedin

Burgis and Guminski, who reside in Calgary, have hired Will Coleman to manage the day-to-day operations of the winery. Will Coleman was the founder of 7 Vineyards and Winery, with locations in both Langley and the Okanagan Valley.

Skimmerhorn Winery was founded and operated by the husband and wife team of Al and Marleen Hoag.

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