Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall tosses yeast into a vat of berries at the Northern Lights Estate Winery Friday, getting the actual wine-making process underway. The winery is expected to be open within three months. Bill PHILLIPS/Free Press
Doug Bell and Pat Bell of Northern Lights Estate Winery talk to guests during the ‘tossing of the yeast’ ceremony Friday. The tossing of the yeast gets the process of actually making wine underway at the winery. Bill PHILLIPS/Free Press
Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond tosses some yeast in a vat of blueberries at the Northern Lights Estate Winery Friday. The tossing of the yeast gets the fermentation process underway for the new winery in Prince George. Bill PHILLIPS/Free Press
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Bill Phillips is the editor of the Prince George Free Press. He was the winner of the 2007 Best Columnist award at the British Columbia/Yukon Community Newspaper Association?s Ma Murray awards. In 2004, he placed third in the Canadian Community Newspaper best columnist awards and, in 2003, placed second.