Since 2005, the Alumni Association has partnered with local wineries for its annual alumni wine program. Proceeds from the program support the UFV Alumni Association’s bursary fund to benefit UFV students.
2023 FEATURED WINES
Chaberton Estate Winery 2019 Merlot
Dark fruits, black cherry and strawberry aromas raise from the glass, leading to flavours of mulberry and raspberry pie accented with a medium acidity. With proper storage can be kept for 6-8 years.
Chaberton Estate Winery 2022 Pinot Gris
Cold soaked on the skins for 23 hours to give this wine it’s sunset coral colour. Grown in the hot Okanagan sun which helps produce the notes of peach and cotton candy on the nose as well as grapefruit and cantaloupe on the palate.
(For Free Shipping within the Lower Mainland [West Vancouver – Hope] enter code ufvlmship at check out when purchasing an Alumni Wine Case. Orders outside of that area standard charges will apply)
FEATURED UFV ARTIST
The Alumni Wine Program also provides an opportunity for us to showcase the artwork from UFV alumni through our annual alumni wine label contest. This year’s wines feature the beautiful artwork of Danielle Deschamps (Cert ABT ’15).
Danielle began her journey in art by learning to knit and sew with her grandmother as a child in Northern Ontario. Since then, she discovered watercolour media in her adult life, finding inspiration in the natural beauty of British Columbia. Now, she enjoys sharing this passion with
other amazing artists and continues to study watercolour at workshops. The flowers featured in the paintings on this year’s labels are white roses and apple blossoms, which she saw on a trip to White Rock.