Amber Pratt

Amber Pratt

Moraine Estate Winery (Winemaker)

Amber Pratt is the Winemaker for Moraine Estate Winery in Penticton. She grew up on Vancouver Island in a hard-working family with a passion for gardening, and found herself loving horticulture while still in high school. “Sensory brought me to love wine, agronomy told me that I was capable.”

After studying horticulture and working in the landscape and nursery industry for a number of years, her background and curious nature led to enrolling in Wine & Spirit Education Trust courses at the Art Institute of Vancouver in 2008. At that point she said, “Literally, a new world opened to me.”

Amber moved to Penticton in 2009 to enroll in the viticulture and enology courses being offered at Okanagan College, and took positions in a tasting room and then in the cellars at Road 13 and Black Hills wineries in the South Okanagan. She accepted the winemaker position at C.C. Jentsch Cellars in 2013, where she garnered several prestigious awards for her work with Syrah, Malbec, and Bordeaux varietals; these included the Regional Trophy for Best Red Wine in North America at Decanter Asia in 2015.

Joining Moraine Estate Winery in 2019, Amber continues crafting award-winning wines. Her 2021 Malbec received a platinum medal from the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Awards, with her 2020 Syrah and 2021 Pinot Noir garnering gold and silver medals, respectively. A few years after Amber’s appointment as winemaker, Moraine Estate was named among the Top 10 Small Wineries and Top 25 Wineries in Canada in the National Wine Awards of Canada WineAlign Competition.

Updated 06/23