Okanagan Wine Campus, created in 2011, is a mentorship program that provides an industry professional a chance to make a small lot wine using the grape variety and style of their choice. They are involved in the process from start to finish, to the extent of designing the label and creating a marketing plan to support sales. The proceeds from the sale of the wine are given to the BC Hospitality Foundation to fund a wine scholarship to support students pursuing their higher level wine education certification. To date, $25,000 has been awarded to more than 20 individuals with more scholarships in the works.
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