1930-2015. Antonio Braz Tomé immigrated from Portugal to Oliver with his young family in 1964. Upon arriving to Canada he became an orchardist and farmed in Oliver until 1990 when he retired. Antonio was also an active member of his community, he was one of the founders of the Okanagan Portuguese Club and Soccer Club, and over the years very involved with Our Lady of Fatima Commission as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. Antonio’s hard working ethic and farming roots have passed on through the generations. His eldest daughter is Maria Ferreira, owner of Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery and his grandchildren Christina Ferreira, Nicole Ferreira and Michael Ferreira own Squeezed Wines; both wineries located in Oliver.

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