Wine Festivals Society to support viticulture students

The wine tourism industry is ensuring Okanagan College’s Viticulture students receive some extra fruit for their educational labour.

The wine tourism industry is ensuring Okanagan College’s Viticulture students receive some extra fruit for their educational labour.

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has collaborated with TricorBraun WinePak to provide an annual $1,000 award to a student enrolled full-time in the College’s Viticulture Certificate program at the Penticton campus.

Eric von Krosigk, chair of the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, said the award illustrates its full-spectrum support for the wine industry in the Okanagan.

“With this type of bursary, we underscore the importance of viticulture to our wine industry,” said von Krosigk, who is also the winemaker and viticulturist at Summerhill Pyramid Winery.