Mission Hill Family Estate Awards Wine Scholarship

    Les Dames d'Escoffier's Annual Dinner Honours Student Culinary Education

    VANCOUVER, June 25 /CNW/ - Mission Hill Family Estate and Les Dames
d'Escoffier BC Chapter (LDEI BC) were pleased to recognize the wealth of
talent in the local culinary industry when last evening they awarded another
bursary at Les Dames d'Escoffier annual Induction and Scholarship Dinner.
    "At Mission Hill Family Estate, we're passionate about food and wine.
This commitment is reflected in our support for the community in the wine and
culinary workshops we offer at the winery and in our support for up-and-coming
talent in the hospitality industry. We're delighted to present this Les Dames
award to a promising candidate pursuing her education in the wine sector,"
said Dan Zepponi, President, Mission Hill Family Estate.
    LDEI BC President Cindy Evetts is pleased to have the support of a
prestigious winery like Mission Hill Family Estate for the third consecutive
year. "Wine is such an integral part of the culinary arts, and the assistance
from Mission Hill Family Estate, a leader in the Canadian wine industry, is
recognition of this. Les Dames is thrilled to be able to offer our applicants
scholarships to be used specifically for wine education."
    Adrianne Poulos is an Event Planner with Major the Gourmet Catering and
has received a scholarship to further her education in the International
Sommelier Guild's Wine Fundamentals I & II. Adrianne has worked in Italy in
vineyards and plans to become a sommelier. She would like to be able to offer
catering clients a broader range of information by having the ability to
suggest options in wine to match their menu.
    Les Dames d'Escoffier is an association of professional women devoted to
promoting the understanding, appreciation and knowledge of food, wine and the
arts of the table. We also supply advice and scholarship assistance to women
as they pursue careers in food, wine, hospitality, nutrition, food technology
or other related areas. Awards are based on merit and ability and vary in
amount according to the program they support.

    About Mission Hill Family Estate

    Mission Hill Family Estate, Canada's Winery of the Year, is world
renowned for its award-winning wines, stunning setting and architecture, and
its Cuisine de Terroir-based Terrace restaurant. The family estate vineyards
are located in five distinct growing regions of British Columbia's Okanagan
Valley. Reflective of the origin and unique character of the Valley and of the
careful 'pruning to bottle' program, Oculus, our signature Bordeaux-inspired
wine, represents the pinnacle in premium winemaking. Proprietor Anthony von
Mandl and winemaker John Simes produce elegant internationally acclaimed wines
with New World flavours and Old World refinement from this incomparable
lakeside mountaintop winery. Visit www.missionhillwinery.com for more

For further information:

For further information: Lori Pike, Director of Public Relations, (604)
808-6655, lpike@missionhillwinery.com

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