Tix on Sale 9:30am
Tickets to all public events at Canada’s premier wine show go on sale Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. The Vancouver International Wine Festival is an eight-day celebration of wine and food that features 54 events, including dinners, the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, lunches, minglers, educational seminars and the Tasting Room, where the 180 participating wineries gather to serve 780+ wines. This year, the spotlight shines on Canada, as we celebrate our country’s 150th birthday!
Trade Days events, restricted to those in the hospitality and food & beverage industries, go on sale Tuesday, January 17.
Our apologies to anyone who had trouble getting on the site over the past few days. We’ve switched to a new server and expect smooth sailing now.
The Tasting Room
The Tasting Room is home to all 180 participating wineries, as well as Regional Tasting Stations from Australia, British Columbia, New Zealand, Nova Scotia and Spain. Choose from four International Festival Tastings: Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening or Saturday matinee.
Want to kick it up a notch? Enhance your Friday or Saturday evening tasting with the VIP experience in the Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge. Enjoy some great bites, select wines and comfortable seating, then head next door to the Tasting Room.
Or go all in on a Gold Pass that gives you access to all six sessions in the Tasting Room (four International Festival Tastings and two Trade Tastings, presented by ContainerWorld), the invitation-only Festival Taste on Thursday, plus the Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge on Friday and Saturday.
Stay, Save and Sip
If you book a hotel room through beVancouver.com, you will receive a free tasting ticket to the International Festival Tasting of your choice! Choose from ~35 downtown hotels and four tasting sessions. Book by February 2, while supplies last.
Explore issues, trends, regions and varietals; learn more about the world of wine in an educational and dynamic classroom setting. Experts on the wine will guide you through the tasting and winery principals will speak to their wines.
A relaxed tasting where patrons browse from station to station in an informal and entertaining setting. Learn about the world of wine in a fun and relaxed way. Don’t miss the I Heart Bubbly party on Valentine’s day. Come on your own or with friends.
A sumptuous and informative exploration of food and wine, where the vision of the chef is shaped and influenced by a selection of premium and exclusive wines from a specific winery or region. Top winery representatives will be on hand to introduce their wines and rock star chefs will take a bow. Dinners take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.
Lunches and Vintners Brunch
These multi-winery food and wine extravaganzas on Saturday afternoon are the perfect way to explore the wine and cuisine of a particular country of theme. And Sunday’s Vintners Brunch is a perennial festival favourite and a great way to close off VanWineFest 2017.
NB: Vintners Brunch tickets are only available in person or by phone.
By phone: 604-873-3311 or 1.877.321.3121 (toll free)
In person: *New Location* BMO Theatre Centre, 202-162 West 1st Ave.
Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Online 24/7: VanWineFest.ca
Email queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
All prices are inclusive of wine, food (where applicable), gratuities, service charges, and taxes.Work in the wine and dine business? Trade tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 17 at 9:30 a.m.