Ian and his father, John, started Sunset Ridge Vineyard in 2002 as a hobby/ retirement project that got out of control. Ian has degrees in Accounting and Viticulture and John has a degree in business. Both are active in the wine-making together which makes them an effective team. They have been making wine together since 2007 and commercial wine-making started in 2010, Sunset Ridge Winery was born from the fruits of their labor.