Two men have died following a bizarre accident in a winery in Canada. The tradegy occured after one man fell into a wine tank. A second man died trying to save him.

Victor Manola, owner of the Silver Sage Winery in Oliver, BC, fell into the wine vat whilst trying to take a sample of wine. His wife, Anna Manola, recounted how he fell in after slipping.

"The wine maker . . . jumped in to take him out and he couldn't come out," she said.

The 2,270-litre tank was reportedly three-quarters full and rescuers had to drain the tank and cut away its top to retrieve the victims bodies.

Anna Manola said she had tried to let the wine out the tank but that it had been "too late".

The coroner's office and Workers' Compensation Board are investigating the accident.