Winery gives back to SPCA

Despite dealing with a challenging 2023 season, a Penticton winery wanted to make sure they could set aside donations for a cause close to their hearts.

Da Silva Vineyards & Winery donated $1,686.50 to the South Okanagan/Similkameen SPCA last month, just in time for the holidays.

Throughout the month of September, one dollar from every bottle sold went towards a donation campaign to help pets and wildlife affected by the 2023 wildfires. A portion of tasting fees from the 2023 season also went towards donation .

The Da Silva family decided in August that they wanted to do something for those affected by the bushfires, specifically in caring for pets, animals and wild animals abandoned or displaced in the affected area.

Richard and Twylla Da Silva said they felt the need to help the animal community.

“With the fires and the displacement of people – just all the extra workload for the SPCA – it’s nice to give them some extra support,” Twylla said in the press release. “We are focused on the challenges the SPCA is facing and how we can help.”

“We just wanted to help,” Richard added. “It’s important to help animals that can’t help themselves.”

The Da Silvas are longtime supporters of the SPCA.

“We make a donation to the SPCA in memory of our first two wine dogs, Nutella and Mariner,” said Twylla. “It all started because of them. And we know that not all pets are as lucky as our cellar dogs. So we like to help with all the good things at the SPCA.”

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