Wines of British Columbia

Wines of British Columbia Launches Buy Local Campaign on Canada's 150th!

BC VQA - Grown Here. Made Here. Enjoyed Here.

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Press Release | Fri June 30, 2017, 01:50 PM EST

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For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2017

Suggested Tweet: Celebrate CAN. 150 w 100% BC Wine - Grown Here. Made Here. Enjoyed Here. @WineBCdotcom #BCVQA #BuyLocal #Canada150

BRITISH COLUMBIA - BC Wine Institute launches its BC VQA - Grown Here. Made Here. Enjoyed Here. Buy Local program this Canada Day long weekend to encourage BC wine consumers to show their local pride and support the Wines of British Columbia in celebration of Canada's 150th.

"With Canada's 150th birthday upon us, we turn our sights to the many wonderful things that our province has to offer, including 100 per cent BC VQA Wine - grown here, produced here, enjoyed here," explains BC Wine Institute Marketing Director Kim Barnes. "We are very excited to partner with Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC on this extensive campaign, to reach BC wine consumers inspiring them to support their local grapegrowers and winemakers, and celebrate this sense of place, that is 100 per cent BC wine."

Launching July 1, BC VQA - Grown Here. Made Here. Enjoyed Here. will appeal to British Columbians' sense of local pride with the message that when they choose BC VQA Wine, they are enjoying a product that is 100 per cent from British Columbia. The program will feature promotions and displays in top Vancouver restaurants, BC VQA Wine stores, BC Liquor Stores and private wine stores throughout the province.

In addition to the in-store promotions from July 1 through October 30, BCWI is running a BC VQA - Be Here. contest for a chance to win a three-day, two-night Okanagan Wine Country vacation for two. The prize package includes transportation, accommodation, meals and exclusive winery experiences. For contest details and to enter, visit

Keep an eye out for the BC VQA - Grown Here. Made Here. Enjoyed Here. television, radio and digital ads, as well as billboards throughout BC. Tune in to Global Morning News on July 22 for a Saturday Sip segment featuring BC VQA Wine, and follow @WineBCdotcom on social media for wine pairing suggestions and updates.

For more information about the British Columbia Wine Institute';s Buy Local Campaign 2017, visit

Funding support provided, in part, by the BC Government's Buy Local Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the Government of British Columbia.

About British Columbia Wine Institute

Since 1990, the BCWI has played a pivotal role in taking BC's wine industry from a vision to an internationally recognized niche region producing premium wines and providing exceptional wine tourism experiences. The BCWI markets the wine and regions of BC; delivers quality trade, media and consumer tastings; and acts as the voice of BC's wine industry by advocating to government on behalf of industry that contributes $2.8 billion in provincial economic growth annually. 

The BCWI represents all wineries in British Columbia to grow the premium market share for the Wines of British Columbia, while driving awareness of our world-class wines and tourism product - currently drawing 1,000,000 visitors with $600 million in tourism and tourism employment related economic impact every year. For more information about BC Wine Institute's programs and services, please visit:

For details on BC VQA and the Wines of British Columbia, go to (consumer) or (media), like the Wines of British Columbia Facebook page and follo @WineBCdotcom on Twitter and Instagram.


Press Release | Fri June 30, 2017, 01:50 PM EST

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