Over the course of the project, Position the British Columbia Wine Region for International Growth we will:
- Establish task forces on wine labelling and presentation, and on the industry’s identity
- Analyze intelligence that the industry gathers from international trade shows
- Use research and industry knowledge to identify and assess options for organization, modeled from other advanced wine regions in the world
Courtesy of www.metmuseum.org. Inlay tablet from lid of box containing payprus, ca. 1400–1390 B.C.
Wine Leaders Forum
Held over four days in April of each year, to enable winery owners and principals to reflect, strategize and set agendas.
Exhibition and Public Talks
The 2016 Forum included a visual exhibition, whose aim was to provide a creative atmosphere, and stimulate understanding and interactions. In 2017, we obtained funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for an eight-month exhibition and public talks across BC, to encourage discussion and dialogue amongst different publics. The 2017 exhibition 'Refractions: Appreciating the British Columbia wine territory' featured archival and contemporary photographs, poems, quotes, art installations, mixed media art and an interactive banner.
Workshops occurring throughout BC November 27-30, will enable participants to listen and share with other wineries about yourselves, the industry and your visions for the future.
You will explore and debate ideas of regional identity for the wine industry, create opportunities from and propose clear ways to move them forward.
We encourage participation from current and next generation winemakers, winery owners and principals.
Courtesy of rijksmuseum.nl. De maand oktober Frederick Bloemaert, Abraham Bloemaert, Nicolaes Visscher (I). After 1635 - 1670.
Wine Industry Collaborative
Held over two days in November 2015, to provide winery owners and principals, and others with an interest in the industry, with an opportunity for debriefing and questioning.