Foxtrot Founders Retire; Gustav Allander to Continue as Winemaker

July 31, 2018



Torsten and Kicki Allander, the founders of Foxtrot Winery, have announced plans to retire from Foxtrot. Gustav Allander, the longtime winemaker at Foxtrot, will continue to be in charge of viticulture and winemaking and the new owners expect there to be no significant changes at the winery. “We were attracted by the consistent high quality of the wines produced at Foxtrot and believe that the Naramata Bench is poised to claim its place among the top terroirs for pinot noir in the world,” said Douglas Barzelay, the new co-director of Foxtrot. Nathan Todd, also a new co-director of Foxtrot, added that “we have no plans to change the formula that has brought Foxtrot such success. We salute the achievements of Torsten and Kicki Allander and, under Gustav Allander’s direction, we look forward to carrying out the expansion plans that Foxtrot has already put in motion.”

Winemaker Gustav Allander said “I am very excited to be a part of this new chapter in Foxtrot’s history and build on my family’s legacy of producing top quality terroir driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.”  Foxtrot’s Sales and Administration manager Mary Anne Virtue will also continue with the winery and will continue to be the principal contact for all consumer, retail, and restaurant sales.

Douglas Barzelay is an authority on the wines of Burgundy and co-author of a forthcoming book, Burgundy Vintages – A History from 1844 and Nathan Todd is an entrepreneur focused on wine with longstanding ties to the Okanagan Valley.”

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