December 7th, 2019 – UNCORKED!    THE SCIENCE OF WINE!





“Uncorked: A Celebration of the Science of Wine” took place Thursday, November 14, as  a special collaboration between Science World and five of British Columbia’s most acclaimed wineries: Mission Hill Family Estate, CedarCreek Estate Winery, CheckMate Artisanal Winery, Martin’s Lane Winery, and Road 13 Vineyards.


Through seminars, tastings and  hands-on activities, renowned winemakers and viticulturists showcased  the science, craftsmanship and terroir that makes Okanagan Wines so extraordinary.

As well, chefs from two of the region’s best estate restaurants — Terrace (Mission Hill) and Home Block (CedarCreek) — served amazing culinary plates to pair with the wines.

Special Guests:

Janet Wood – President and CEO of Science World

Darryl Brooker – President, Iconic Wineries of British Columbia

Phil McGahan – General Manager and Winemaker at CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Shane Munn – General manager and Winemaker at Martin’s Lane Winery

Taylor Whelan  – Winemaker at CedarCreek Estate Winery

Corrie Krehbiel – Winemaker at Mission Hill Family Estate

Joseph Luckhurst – General Manager, Road 13 Vineyards

Kurtis Kolt – Wine Educator. Judge. Georgia Straight

Tim Pawsey – Wine Judge. Educator


 Wines poured on the night…

CedarCreek Estate Winery

  • 2018 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2018 Platinum Riesling
  • 2016 Estate Pinot Noir
  • 2017 Platinum Syrah

Martin’s Lane Winery

  • 2014 Naramata Ranch Riesling
  • 2015 Fritzi’s Riesling
  • 2014 Simes Pinot Noir
  • 2015 DeHart Pinot Noir

CheckMate Artisanal Winery

  • 2015 Attack Chardonnay
  • 2015 Fool’s Mate Chardonnay
  • 2014 Opening Gambit
  • 2014 Silent Bishop Merlot

Mission Hill Family Estate

  • 2017 Reserve Meritage
  • 2018 Terroir Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon
  • 2017 Terroir Cabernet Franc
  • 2014 Quatrain

Road 13

  • 2017 Roussanne
  • 2017 Viognier
  • 2017 Syrah
  • 2017 Syrah Malbec

Seminars taking place throughout the evening included:   

  • Synthesis: The Science of Blending Wine
  • Evolution: The Science of Aging Wine
  • Innovation: Technology and the Modern Organic Vineyard
  • Terroir: The Science of Soil


Proceeds  support Science World’s On the Road program, which last year brought live science performances to 41,500 students throughout BC who otherwise might not have had a chance to visit TELUS World of Science.



Holiday Wines..