Wine Festival Set for PG
Prince George BC- The stage has been set for the first annual Northern BC Wine Festival.The festival is set for October 28 to November 5th.
“We really think that it’s time to recognize the fine dining in Prince George and wines of BC ” says Pat Bell owner of Northern Lights Winery in Prince George.
He says as many as 30 wineries from across the province will be invited to take part.
The Northern BC Wine Festival Society has issued a call for proposals for those with organizational experience in events and festivals.
Bell says the festival will see events happening throughout the City, although it’s expected downtown restaurants which are not franchises, would have more flexibility in bringing in wines from other regions. “This event is not about Northern Lights Estate Winery” says Bell, “Our goal is to highlight BC wines, and one of our goals is to attract wines from other emerging regions of the province, so wineries from Lillooet, some of the Vancouver Island wineries, the Kootenay wineries and then the mainstream wineries from the Okanagan.”
The event is expected to boost tourism in Prince George.