Singletree Winery receives provincial funding

Funds aim to promote buying local

Singletree viticulturalist Andrew Etsell during the winery's first harvest.

Singletree viticulturalist Andrew Etsell during the winery's first harvest.

Singletree Winery (5782 Mt. Lehman Rd.) is making their debut in the wine and food community with funding from the B.C. government’s Buy Local program.

The winery is receiving $18,500 to promote Singletree in the region, aiming to increase monthly sales by 25 per cent.

Singletree Winery will build awareness through public tastings, appearing at the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market every second Saturday (July 4 – Oct 10), and inviting the public to visit their new winery to sample its latest wine releases.

Singletree is also set to be part of the new self-guided Abbotsford Winery and Craft Brewery tour launching July 1 in association with Circle Farm Tour.

Singletree Winery is family run and owned. The funding allows local businesses to flourish and succeed in their niche market.

The Buy Local program has received $6 million in B.C. government funding since 2012 to increase sales of locally-grown and processed agrifood and seafood products within the province. The program is administered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia.