For people on Canada’s West Coast, the Pacific salmon has long been not only a primary food source, but also an important cultural symbol for may who live there. In recent times, an alarming drop in salmon numbers is raising concern about the future of this iconic fish, but some wine producers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley are doing their bit to help.

Nestled High on a hillside above Okanagan Lake, Sage Hills Estate Winery and Vineyard is one of 11 Okanagan wineries and vineyards that have signed up for Salmon-Safe, an eco-certification program that promotes safe farming practices which benefit salmon by protecting water quality, maintaining watershed health and restoring habitat.