The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) has established a scholarship for young winemakers.

The C$1,000 award will be awarded annually to a student pursuing winemaking studies at the Okanagan University College, based on both academic achievement and financial need.

The CVA Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of winemaker Frank Supernak, a winemaker who died in 2002 trying to rescue a colleague who had fallen into a fermentation tank at a British Columbia winery.

The scholarship also reflects a commitment to investing in the youth of the Canadian wine industry and confidence in the industry as a whole.