Seven Days to Wine & Dine

A Wonderful Week of Wine & Food

Most people think of the International Festival Tastings when they think of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, but VanWineFest is a full week of events. Looking to explore food and wine pairings? Try a winery dinner – including the unforgettable Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859. If you don’t mind a little daytime indulgence, our lunches and brunch are the perfect afternoon splurge. Want to learn more about wine? A wine seminar will hit the spot. Just want to have fun? The California Wine Beach Party is going to be a blast. Or just pick the night you’re free to go!

The Festival at a Glance will let you click through to all the events, but you can also browse day by day below to see what’s still available.

Monday, May 16
Festival week opens with two winery dinners. The Penfolds Unbound Wine Dinner has already sold out, but there are still seats available to enjoy a spectacular fusion of Uruguayan wine and Mediterranean food.

Bodega Garzón Uruguay Dinner
Penfolds Unbound Wine Dinner – sold out!

Tuesday, May 17
Tuesday night features two incredible dinners, the sumptuous Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859, and a winery dinner at The Victor.

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859
Sonoma Spring: Rodney Strong

Wednesday, May 18
Wednesday is the last evening of winery dinners – all of which are either sold out or only have a handful of tickets left – and then it’s time for the (California Beach) party to start!

The Family That Created Caymus – sold out!
Good Karma at Vij’s – sold out!
Icons of South America
Tuscan Pioneers: Antinori – sold out!
California Wine Beach Party

Thursday, May 19
On Thursday, things kick off at the Vancouver Convention Centre with trade-only events in the morning and the first wine seminar and International Festival Tasting session in the evening.

Trade Days
Grapes Unknown
International Festival Tasting

Friday, May 20
On Friday, there are two seminars to choose from, as well as the evening tasting, a great way to end the work week.

Trade Days
The Global Cru
The Shape of Wine
International Festival Tasting

Saturday, May 21
Saturday features afternoon lunches, a deep dive into California Cabernet Sauvignons, and the final Tasting Room sessions of 2022.

Dine Italia
PICA Kitchen Party – sold out!
International Festival Tasting (matinee)
Icons of California Cabernet
International Festival Tasting (evening)

Sunday, May 22
And it’s a wrap! Festival week comes to a delightful conclusion with the Spring Fling, a sparkling wine and rosé grazing brunch.

A Spring Fling Sunday Brunch

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