February is the month of love. Let’s celebrate. After all, we call ourselves ‘winelovers’. Spreading the love of wine is natural. What about those who have found not only wine love but also life love? Meet Sharmian and Stephen Duke.
The Duke’s were recently married in wine country and more recently
moved to wine country.
When were you struck with cupid’s arrow Sharmian?
Was wine a part of your romance?
Wine has played a huge role in our relationship. Stephen is a chef by training. Wine pairing and planning for our meals is a thing and has been from the beginning. When I started taking WSET classes, he joined me. We got married at a winery in the Okanagan Valley and for our honeymoon we tripped off to Spain to visit Priorat and Rioja. Our visit included an unforgettable visit to the Marqués de Riscal winery where the iconic hotel designed by Frank Gehry stands. Wine has shaped our life.