Stephanie Schales

Winery contributes funds to Agur Lake Camp

Stephanie Schales, owner of 8th Generation Vineyard, presented a cheque for $4,730 to Agur Lake Camp Society.

Stephanie Schales, owner of 8th Generation Vineyard, presented a cheque for $4,730 to Mirjana Komljenovic, office manager of Agur Lake Camp Society.

The money came from donations by customers plus the ice wine tasting fee charged this summer.

“That’s close to enough to finish cabin number three,” Komljenovic exclaimed on seeing the size of the cheque.

ALCS, a charitable organization, had two cabins in operation, plus a trailer, last summer. Located 20 kilometres west of Summerland, the camp serves family groups that have members with special needs. It is a totally accessible wilderness camp.

8th Generation Vineyard has three estates for growing grapes in the Okanagan, producing 5000 cases of wine a year. They make both white and red wines, as well as ice and sparkling wines. Though they have been operating in Canada less than a decade, the family tradition of wine making dates back 230 years in Germany. Schales said about their donation that they want to give back to a community that has been good to them.