With the assistance of a traditional European vintner, Rastio Hodul (originally from Nitra, Slovakia), local BC entrepreneur, scientist, coach and financier, Phil Skinder and his wife (also from Slovakia) started making their own burcak in 2012. Just a year later, Phil was asked to provide burcak for a private party of Czechs and Slovaks, including visiting dignitaries from Moravia. His burcak was received with rave reviews!
Since then, Phil has refined local production, processes and systems to now provide the joy of burcak to the Lower Mainland. Wine lovers are offered two options – purchasing burcak through a local U-brew shop or by ordering “burcak in a bucket” for pickup downtown or delivered to their door.