Our Story

The Pechet family has opened their doors to guests in cities across Canada since 1944, from hotels and dinner theatres to vacation destinations. Their third generation brought Stagewest Hospitality into the world of wine.

Play Estate Winery launched in 2013, a deeply personal project for the Pechets. With the addition of winemaker Stephanie Bryers in 2019, we turned our focus to single varietal wines of excellence.

Our goal is to craft fresh and elegant wines, uncovering natural layers of complexity that shine a light on what makes these lands unique. We hope you enjoy Play.

The Play Team


Stephanie Bryers

WINEMAKER

Stephanie Bryers

 

Originally from Ontario, Stephanie is a graduate of the Winery and Viticulture program at Niagara College with extensive experience both domestically and abroad. She joined the Play team in March 2019.

After harvest at Trius Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake (ON), Stephanie moved her focus to work with single vineyard wine and premium blends at Te Awa in Hawke’s Bay (NZ). She gained foundational knowledge in ‘old world’ winemaking at Porto Cruz and Quinta de Lubazim in the Douro Valley in Portugal.

Stephanie returned to Canada and worked several vintages as assistant winemaker at Culmina Family Estate Winery before coming to Play as winemaker.


Jeannette LeBlanc

MANAGER

J LeBlanc

 

Jeannette has been involved in the British Columbia wine industry for more than a decade. She holds an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University, and moved from Vancouver to the Okanagan in 2007.

Since then Jeannette has held key positions at several Okanagan wineries – from tasting rooms to the cellar and into administration. She has worked with wineries of all sizes on strategic communications, developing wine clubs, and streamlining operations. Jeannette joined the Play team in 2020.