VANCOUVER — Throughout the month of August, Vancouver Island’s Unsworth Vineyards will donate $1 per bottle of select wines to the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF).
The initiative includes three premium Unsworth wines made from Pinot Noir — Charme de l’île Rosé, 2020 Rosé and 2019 Pinot Noir.
“It’s always great to be able to give back to our community,” says Chris Turyk, Marketing director at Unsworth Vineyards. “We’re all about collaborative efforts. It takes a lot of teamwork to produce a good bottle of wine, but when we work together it’s amazing what we can accomplish.”
The BCHF’s executive director, Dana Harris, says the organization is “grateful to Unsworth Vineyards for its generous support. Some of the funds raised will be used to support hospitality workers facing financial crisis due to an extraordinary health condition, but a portion will also be allocated to a BC WISE scholarship that will be awarded next year.”
The British Columbia Wine Industry Scholarship and Education Fund (BC WISE) was created in 2020 to support individuals wishing to further their career in the British Columbia wine industry. At least five $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to individuals who are currently enrolled in an eligible wine-business program, including winemaking, viticulture and wine business executive.