Colin Ross

Colin Ross, WSET Wine and Spirits Educator with Statera Academy

 Colin Ross, WSET Wine & Spirits Educator

It all started while bartending in a French bistro and taking a trip to Napa Valley many, many years ago with a visit to Mondavi & Stags’ Leap Winery.  From that point on hospitality has been in Colin’s blood. After pursuing his business degree at Simon Fraser University while teaching skiing at Blackcomb Mountain he returned to his roots in restaurants with turns as a partner, general manager, wine director and owner of various restaurants, including Tuc Craft Kitchen which was in Gastown, Vancouver, BC.
Colin is now the manager of Tightrope Winery and lives in the sunny Okanagan. 

He Teaches WSET Wine and Spirits course at the BCBTAC Facility at eh Okanagan College Penticton Campus.
For more details of courses available in Penticton click here.

With WSET certifications in Wine Level 3 and Spirits Level 2 (along with ski instructing and coaching certificates, lol ) Colin is an oenophile with an ever-present thirst for travel, exploring the great outdoors and savouring great food and wine alongside friends and family. Colin credits soccer for teaching him that building and maintaining a happy and cohesive team is a critical element when it comes to achieving success — whether in sports, business or hospitality.

Colin is a BC Wine Ambassador Facilitator. For more information on the
BC Wine Ambassador program and how to take the course click here