Our full time team has over 40 years of viticulture experience. The team follows a collaborative style of management with each member providing support to each other.
John Lawrence, Chairman, Finance & Accounting Manager
John, a chartered accountant, is a retired partner of Price Waterhouse Coopers. John and his wife Liz acquired Earlco Holdings Ltd in 2003. He is actively involved in the day to day operations of Earlco.
Rebecca Mikulic, President
Rebecca has been in the wine industry since 2003 when her parents bought a vineyard on the Naramata Bench. Working in her hometown of Calgary she became a certified Sommelier and continued her education with the Wine Spirit Education Trust. Working for wine agencies in Australia, Singapore, and Vancouver she finally settled down in Penticton. Rebecca is the President of Earlco Vineyards Ltd and currently sits on the board of Directors of the BC Wine Grape Council as well as the Naramata Bench Association.
Shawn Alexander, Office Manager
Bobby Ercego, Vineyard Manager
Bobby was born and raised in the vineyard and has never missed a harvest. He grew up on his grandfather’s vineyard as a young boy and then helping his father on his own vineyard every year since he could walk. Bobby has studied viticulture and has a hands-on approach in the vineyard, working with the vines on a daily basis. He is constantly growing his knowledge and always looking to produce a better end product with the grapes he grows.
Colleen Ingram, Vineyard Manager
Colleen moved from the lower mainland in 2011 and started out working at a 10 acre property in West Kelowna. She soon fell in love with the vineyards and has since graduated from Washington State University in 2019 with her Viticulture Certification. She currently resides in West Kelowna, growing and managing multiple vineyards in the Kelowna area. Her special interest is in soil and irrigation management and she hopes to continue her education to a Masters in Viticulture.
Jonathan Furkalo, Vineyard Manager
Stephan Kruger, Vineyard Manager
From the Western Cape Winelands in South Africa, Stephan farmed on family-owned wine and fruit farm from 2010 until he moved to Canada in 2016, and joined Earlco Vineyards shortly after. He now resides in the Okanagan and brings his knowledge of vineyard management and lives out his passion for vineyards and wine. He looks forward to growing premium quality grapes in the Okanagan with Earlco.
Joshua Davidson, Vineyard Supervisor
Joshua Davidson joined the Earlco team in January of 2020. His career in viticulture began as a field hand/tractor operator on Saturna Island in 2005. This taste of farming led him to completion of a Horticultural Technician Diploma from Niagara College in 2015 and he will complete his BASc – Horticulture from Olds College, Alberta in the fall of 2020. His first three years in the Okanagan were spent as a research technician in agriculture research. Joshua has a passion for science, agriculture, machinery, new technology and water management. He is proud to bring his skills to the Earlco team in the vineyards of the Okanagan.
Manpreet Sidhu, Special Projects Supervisor
Matthew Mikulic, Consultant
Matthew brings with him a viticulture degree from Fresno State University in California. Matt has international wine-making experience from Australia, Argentina, and well as different countries in Europe. Matt is experienced in vineyard establishment and expansion, having developed his own vineyard in Croatia.