For Immediate Release
Media Contact:

Dana Harris
Executive Director, BCHF

Church and State Wines
Supports BC Hospitality Foundation

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2020 (Vancouver, BC) – The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is pleased to announce that Church and State Wines is supporting its work during this difficult time. From May 1 to 31, 2020, Church and State will donate $1 per bottle of its wine purchased at liquor retail stores, grocery stores, and restaurants. 

BC’s hospitality sector has been hit disproportionately hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The BCHF’s Executive Director, Dana Harris, notes that donations have slowed significantly in recent weeks. “ It’s heartwarming to see wineries step up to ensure our organization will continue to be around to support the most vulnerable people in the local hospitality community ,” she says. Caroline Lachapelle, Church and State’s Operations Manager in Oliver, says everyone at the winery is “ deeply concerned by the impact that closures and changes are having on our hospitality clients and comrades. We felt we needed to do something to help, and supporting the BCHF was a natural choice.

Church and State has two separate wineries, one the Okanagan and one on Vancouver Island. Each Church and State wine is crafted to express the specific terroir of the Estate vineyard of its origin. Choosing to purchase a bottle of Church and State wines is a way for BC residents to support our local hospitality community, and the winery is providing customers two ways to support the BCHF with a purchase:

  • From May 1st to 31st, 2020, Church and State will donate $1 for each bottle purchased at liquor retail stores, grocery stores, and restaurants (wine can be included in restaurant take-away orders; Trebella and Black Label Chardonnay are not included in this offer because they are already discounted).

Funds donated by Church and State will help the BCHF continue to provide last-resort assistance for hospitality workers in financial crisis due to a serious health condition. The charity also offers a scholarship program that fosters the next generation of hospitality industry leaders.

Suggested tweet: #BuyBC & support @BCHospitality by purchasing @churchandstatewines throughout May

About Church and State Wines
We draw our name from the notable struggle between head (Church) and heart (State), change and tradition, roots and growth. Despite this conflict, we revel in the perfect balance that is found - and celebrate this in our estate produced wines at Church & State. Our Wine-making process is driven by a passion to make wines that capture a sense of place. Drawing from the terroir of our 95 acres to showcase a sense of character, depth and the history of our land. "

About the BC Hospitality Foundation
The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is a registered charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a medical issue. Each year hundreds of hospitality workers across BC face financial challenges and have nowhere else to turn. The BCHF helps them when all other options have been exhausted. In addition, the BCHF offers a scholarship program to foster the development of the next generation of hospitality workers and industry leaders.