Farm to Glass Wine Tours launches fundraiser to support wildfire relief in B.C.

Proceeds from mug and water bottle sales will be donated

he wildfires raging across British Columbia this year have devastated homes, families and businesses with record-breaking intensity. Active fires are continuing to cause widespread destruction and taking a toll on environments and communities across the province.  

Farm to Glass Wine Tours launched a fundraiser to be of service in this time of crisis. The company conducts its wine tours in the Okanagan and the Similkameen Valley with a focus on the Naramata region. In line with its offerings, founder Jess Hopwood designed two mugs and two water bottles with B.C.’s “nine official wine regions” printed on them. A part of the proceeds from sales will be donated to three organizations: the Central Okanagan Food BankUnited Way of BC’s Southern Interior, and ALERT. 

“Anywhere from $8-10 for each item sold is the amount that will go back to the three organizations mentioned above,” Hopwood said in a release, adding that “no proceeds from the sale of these items will be retained personally.” 

For those who donate $50 to any of these organizations, Hopwood is also offering access to high-resolution images of the mugs and water bottles for personal use. 

“Your support means a lot during these trying times,” she said. “Let’s come together, be kind and make a positive impact and celebrate B.C. wine.”