If you’re a wine lover and an animal lover, you can now embrace both your loves while drinking wine to save the animals! British Columbian winery, Northern Lights Estate Winery has teamed up with the British Columbia Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) to release “The Bear“, a Pinot Gris-style wine in support of the BC bears.


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The Bear is a delicious white wine made from surplus apples sourced from local areas. As bear encounters have become more frequent due to the expansion of urban development in animal habitats, bear encounters have become more frequent in many areas of British Columbia. This wine uses surplus apples and fruit in this wine in hopes of deterring bears from entering developed areas in search of leftover or fallen fruit.



How do bears get in urban areas?

“They seek out easily accessed foods, including compost, garbage and fruit trees. Unfortunately, these food sources bring bears and people closer together,” says BC SPCA’s CEO Craig Daniell, “Over time, bears may lose their natural fear of people and start to associate them with food, which sadly leads to hundreds of ‘problem’ bears being killed by conservation officers in B.C. every year.”

BC SPCA and Nothern Lights Winery‘s goal is to use this wine to prevent the killing of BC Wildlife by keeping them out of newly developed urban areas. Northern Lights Estate Winery will donate $2 from every sale of “The Bear” to the BC SPCA.


More of a beer geek than a wine lover?

Check out Vancouver Island Brewing‘s new limited edition Pod Pack, a combination of beers made in support of killer whales & The Pacific Salmon Foundation.


How can we do our part in protecting BC Wildlife?

Apart from buying “The Bear“, you can do your parting in keeping the BC Bears safe by being aware of attractants. The BC SPCA encourages residents to be mindful of ripe or fallen fruit, unsealed garbage or compost, bird feeders, beehives, pet food, outdoor fridges/freezers and chicken coops.

To learn more about protecting the BC Wildlife, visit the BC SPCA.