2024 Winery Applications Open Until June 23
The 45th Vancouver International Wine Festival, Canada’s premier trade and consumer wine show, takes place February 24-March 3, 2024. This is your opportunity to showcase and sample your wines to British Columbia’s sophisticated wine audience, including collectors, buyers, sommeliers, media, and influencers.
New York’s BizBash named the Vancouver International Wine Festival the #1 Food, Wine & Hospitality Event in Canada for eight years running. It is considered one of the best wine festivals in the world.
Key trade attendees have come from across Canada, including representatives from provincial liquor boards and top private retailers in Western Canada.
All selected wineries feature their products in the festival’s Tasting Room, which hosts two trade-only tastings and four consumer International Festival Tastings over the course of three days. All wines exhibited in the Tasting Room are sold onsite at BC Liquor Stores’ wine shop; in 2023, BCLS (Western Canada’s largest wine retailer) onsite sales topped $434,000!
Participating wineries have added opportunities to present their wines at seminars, winery dinners, wine minglers, lunches and more.
We anticipate 140-160 wineries will be selected to participate in the 2024 festival. Canada’s premier wine show once again aims to attract some of the biggest wine industry names from around the world.
Note that winery applications must be submitted by a registered and active BC wine agent on behalf of suppliers they represent in the BC market.