Celebrating Canada’s 150th!

Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation at one of the most spectacular wine and food events in the city. Enjoy an evening of incredible wine, inventive food pairings, and unparalleled opportunities to enhance your wine cellar.

Saturday, February 11
6-11 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
$450/$3600 table of 8

The Bacchanalia Gala kicks off with a sparkling wine reception at 6 p.m., and features nine additional outstanding wines paired with an exquisite five-course menu prepared by the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s executive chef Cameron Ballendine.  All of this is topped off with live music and dancing.  And if that’s not enough, live and silent auctions throughout the evening feature extremely rare wines, epicurean getaways and unique culinary experiences featuring chefs and sommeliers from the West Coast’s top restaurants.  A must for any serious wine collector!

Black Tie
No Minors 19+

Featured Wines:

Summerhill Pyramid Winery Cipes Traditional Cuvée 1996, Okanagan Valley, Canada
Alois Lageder Löwengang Chardonnay Tenutæ Lageder 2014, Alto Adige, Italy
Signorello Estate Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2014, Napa Valley, USA
Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2013, Carneros, USA
Elk Cove Vineyards Mount Richmond Pinot Noir 2014, Yamhill-Carlton, USA
Tommasi Casisano Brunello di Montalcino 2011, Tuscany, Italy
One Faith Vineyards Grand Vin 2013, Okanagan Valley, Canada
Château Haut-Mazeris Cuvée Réserve Fronsac 2001, Bordeaux, France
Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz 2012, Barossa Valley, Australia
Fonseca 20 Year Old Aged Tawny Port, Douro Valley, Portugal

Sponsorship opportunities are available, including a Corporate Table rate, that include additional benefits at the Gala and at the Wine Festival as a whole. We are also always looking for donations of rare and collectible wines in exchange for a tax receipt. For more information, please contact Kelly Snider, Gala Manager: gala@vanwinefest.ca or 604-637-3098.

Proceeds from the Bacchanalia Gala go to support Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Since its inception in 1979, the wine festival has raised over $8.7 million for the arts. A tax receipt is issued for a portion of each Gala ticket purchased.

Note: Hard tickets are not printed; please check in at the welcome desk on arrival. Auction catalogues will be couriered out one week prior to event to local addresses only.  Please contact boxoffice@vanwinefest.ca or 604-873-3311 with any questions.