Our People

Proprietor Paul Lee

Paul’s an inventor who specializes in designing and patenting equipment for the energy sector. In 2012 he acquired a very special 30-acre lakefront property in the old farming community of South Kelowna. Not long after moving in, his inventive nature and a well-developed sense of fun had him thinking about a new kind of adventure. His vision of creating a private oasis for guests wishing to experience all that makes the Okanagan special, is gradually becoming a reality. Burnt Timber wines were born out of Paul’s passion for producing rich reds sourced from the South Okanagan’s premier vineyards and coming soon, a fine Riesling grown at his home vineyard.

Winemaker Jason Parkes

Jason’s talent and creativity are well known to wine lovers whose tastes follow the road less travelled. He’s spent the last 2 decades making memorable wines for prestige brands and along the way he’s collected a slew of important awards. In making Burnt Timber wines, he uses a low-key approach and lengthy barrel ageing to allow the true character of each wine to shine. An accomplished singer and song writer, when Jason isn’t in the cellar, he can be found jamming with his band or creating his next music video.