2023 Terry Threlfall Scholarship

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is pleased to partner with the BC Hospitality Foundation, the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and the Threlfall family on a scholarship in the name of our beloved friend and colleague, Terry Threlfall, who passed away suddenly in October 2020. The scholarship is awarded to a candidate seeking to make a difference in mentorship and leadership in the British Columbia wine trade. This year’s winner is Chris Turyk, Sales & Marketing Director, Unsworth Vineyards.

Chris helped found Unsworth Vineyards with his father, Tim. He has been involved in all aspects of the business from identifying vineyard sites to his current role directing marketing and sales. Chris has a deep passion for food, wine and agriculture with credentials and experience in all three areas. Chris sits on the board of directors for CAPS-BC and WGBC, and sits on committees with the BCHF and UBC Wine Research Centre. Currently Chris is enrolled in the Master of Wine Study Programme, which occupies the rest of the day when he isn’t working or walking his dog, Beau

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