Wine & Dine

Love fine wine? Love great food? VanWineFest has an amazing line-up of winery dinners and lunches that will take you on a mouth-watering journey through the wines of a particular winery, region or style.

Winery Dinners

Top wineries and top chefs team up to create an unforgettable evening of food and wine. Winery dinners are an amazing way to explore a winery’s portfolio through a multi-course meal, with imaginative pairings designed to complement each wine.

“You simply cannot go wrong with dinner events at the festival. They are an experience like no other, a great way to enjoy an evening with friends. And if you’re in business, they’re an absolutely unparalleled way to entertain clients. The wine producer is on hand to discuss the wines, the chef is there to talk about the food, and the whole event is a thrill.” Randal J. Kaardal, Q.C., Hunter Litigation Chambers

The following spectacular winery dinners still have tickets available, though they’re in short supply! The price you see is all inclusive – wine, food, taxes and gratuities – an amazing deal! But don’t delay – winery dinner sales end Thursday, February 2.

Click on the event name for full details, including wines and menu, where available.

Monday, February 13

A Culmination of Flavours
Culmina Family Estate Winery / Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio / $225

Tuesday, February 14

Red Seduction Dinner
Blasted Church / ARC Restaurant / $145

Wednesday February 15

The Benchmarks
Black Hills Family Estate / Glowbal / $175

Cool Climates of California
Kendall-Jackson / Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar / $175

Sunday, February 19

Wine & Dine Great Terroirs
Suvla / Terroir Kitchen / $175

Winery dinner menus are created specifically to pair with the wines. Substitutions are not possible.


Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction
Saturday, February 11, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

This year’s Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction is Celebrating Canada’s 150th! and executive chef Cameron Ballendine has created a culinary journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic to match with wines from around the world. Ten wines, five courses, and one unforgettable evening.

Live and silent auctions throughout the evening feature rare wines, epicurean getaways and unique culinary experiences, raising money for Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. See a preview here.


Saturday Lunches – February 18

These Saturday afternoon grazing lunches are an informal way to taste a generous selection of wines from a range of wineries, complemented by lunch and brunch items.

Cool Climate, Cool View – $80
Discover the cool climate origins of wines from around the world, while enjoying delectable brunch bites.

Celebrating Canada’s 150th – $109
Take a wine and food journey across Canada. All 76 participating Canadian wineries will be pouring two wines to complement some quintessential Canadian cuisine.

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