Applications for the 40th Vancouver International Wine Festival are now open until May 31, 2017. Click here to apply.
The 40th annual festival will take place from February 24 until March 4, 2018 and will feature Portugal and Spain as the theme countries.
VanWineFest is a curated festival. Winery applications must be submitted by a registered and active BC wine agent on behalf of suppliers they represent in the BC market. All applications are reviewed by a knowledgeable Winery Selection Committee.
The first round of selected wineries will be announced (embargoed) on June 29, 2017.
Each winery selected to participate will showcase products at each of the six sessions in the International Festival Tasting Room. Two afternoon sessions are dedicated to members of the trade including buyers, retailers and chefs. The three evening sessions expose the public to the outstanding wineries and wines featured at the festival, and a Saturday afternoon tasting is open to the public and trade. Participating wineries have the additional opportunity to showcase their products in a range of events over the week – including winery dinners, regional lunches, a Sunday brunch and seminars, as well as a comprehensive trade program.
For additional information, please contact Administrative Director Visnja Vukelich.