Our Team

“The strength of the team is each individual member.
The strength of each member is the team.”

-  Phil Jackson

In addition to our incredible ownership team, we also have an amazing team of up to 50 employees who have come to work at Fort Berens as part of their own journey. Each of us took different paths to get us to this location, but we are all held together here by our passion for discovery and our commitment to building the long-term sustainability of our business and the region.  

Fort Berens Estate Winery is governed by a five-person board comprised of Hugh Agro, Dan Barnholden, Rolf de Bruin, Raymond Rae and independent director, Kenn Oldfield, founder of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.

Rolf de Bruin and Heleen Pannekoek share the management duties. Heleen also is responsible for sales to restaurants and liquor stores. Rolf is responsible for all sales direct to consumers.


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