Wine and poker: the two passions that set ACES' Holger Clausen's heart ablaze. Holger's wine infatuation first blossoms 25 years ago. As a teen living in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada - juicy centre of the fruit-filled Okanagan Valley - he meets vineyard owners and winemakers at his folks' dinner parties. One evening, a guest brings an '82 Sumac Ridge Gewürztraminer and describes its origins. Holger, 14, is enthralled. Touring the Napa Valley aged 21, he envisions his own premium label, the dream from which ACES came.