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Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction

Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

One of the most spectacular wine and food events in the city - an evening of incredible wine, inventive food pairings, and unparalleled opportunities to enhance your wine cellar. The Bacchanalia Gala kicks off with a sparkling wine reception at 6 p.m., and features nine additional outstanding wines paired with an exquisite five-course menu prepared by the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s executive chef Cameron Ballendine.  All of this is topped off with live music and dancing.  And if that’s not enough,…

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A Glowbal Affair

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a fantastic dinner that combines the two wineries owned by the Stewart Family in both Canada (Quails’ Gate) and California (Lake Sonoma). You will experience the culinary skill of the Glowbal Team and award-winning wines from both the Okanagan Valley and Sonoma, California. Menu: Reception Quails’ Gate Dry Riesling 2016 Canapes: Goats cheese & leek tart Peking duck & spring onion pancake Seared rare Kobe beef roll Course 1 Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc 2016 Ceviche Scallop ravioli,…

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Savour Spain

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kick off festival week at Savour Spain, a spectacular party featuring Spanish wines and tapas. Discover food-friendly wines from the country with the most land under vines in the world, as well as mouth-watering Spanish delicacies. This brilliant evening of wine, food and Spanish music is the perfect opportunity to taste and discover all that Spain has to offer. Featured wines: Bodegas Rosario Vera Honoro Vera Garnacha 2016 Honoro Vera Blanco 2016 Bodegas Juan Gil Yellow Label (4 Meses) Monastrell…

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Feudi: The Beautiful South

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Experience the wonderful wines of Feudi di San Gregorio with the delicious culinary creations chef Michael Winning at Beach Bay Café and Patio. Rediscover the wonderful and unique flavours of the Mediterranean and the soul and character of the beautiful South of Italy. Featured wines: DUBL Rosato N/V Falanghina Sannio 2016 Rubrato Aglianico 2015 Taurasi Aglianico 2012 Serpico Irpinia Aglianico 2012 Privilegio Irpinia Fiano 2009 Wines subject to change Price includes wine, multi-course paired dinner, gratuities, taxes and service charges.…

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A Sparkling Experience

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Four generations of artisanal work are expressed through the finesse and elegance of the Cavas from Juvé y Camps. You won’t want to miss this unique, Spanish sparkling dining experience pairing sparkling gems with ARC's executive chef Dennis Peckham’s cuisine! Menu: Zarzuela de Mariscos mussels, pancetta, charred tomato, almond Cinta Púrpura Brut Reserva 2014 Grilled Local Octopus smoked paprika vinaigrette, potato terrine Reserva de la Familia Limitada 40 Anniversary NV Quebec Foie Gras torchon sandwich with teja crisp, date jam,…

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California Crush

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Taste your way through California wine country at a stylish, casual event featuring the vineyards of the Golden State. Enjoy a dynamic tasting that’s California cool featuring tasty bites, delicious wines, music and eye-catching entertainment. Round up your friends and make this a California night to remember. Featured wines: Beringer Vineyards The Waymaker 2015 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Cherry Pie Wines Three Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015 Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir 2014 Delicato Family Vineyards Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon 2014…

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Gold Pass

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Experience everything the festival has to offer with VIP treatment when you become a Gold Pass holder. A terrific value, this pass offers incomparable access to VanWineFest. $495 ($721 value) Gold Pass holders receive: Three evenings of International Festival Tastings Thursday, March 1, Friday, March 2, Saturday, March 3, 7-10 p.m. Three afternoon sessions in the Tasting Room Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2, 2:30-5 p.m. Trade Tastings The expanded Saturday matinee public tasting, Saturday, March 3, 2:30-5 p.m.…

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Graham’s Tawny Port

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Experience a range of Tawny Ports from five decades at this guided tasting with Rupert Symington, joint managing director, Symington Family Estate, and Gustavo Devesas, marketing manager. Moderator: Gustavo Devesas Panelist: Rupert Symington Featured wines: Graham's 10 YO Tawny Graham's 20 YO Tawny Graham's 30 YO Tawny Graham's 40 YO Tawny Graham's 1972 Single Harvest Tawny Port Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Graham’s “The Tawny” Mature Reserve Port Graham’s Single Harvest 1994 Wines subject to change

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Great Red Grapes

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Take a journey through the wine world, exploring some of the great red varietals and blends that define and are defined by their region. Winery principals from around the world will share their insights on the great red grapes that made that premium wine unique. Moderator: James Nevison Panelists: Stefan Arnason, Matias Barros, Claudia Candela, Delphine de la Fouchardière, Loren Gil, Alexander Griffiths, Craig McAllister, Miguel Roquette, Sebastian Salas, Ermes Scardova, Paolo Tiefenthaler, Adam Verona, Sergio Zingarelli Featured wines: Lambrusco Salamino:…

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Torres: History Builds Future

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Join Miguel Torres Maczassek, 5th generation of a family which passes on values of excellence from one generation to the next.  He will share how the Torres belief in social, environmental and economic sustainability, and by combining the traditions inherited by his ancestors, will provide the constant innovation to lead the future. Moderator: Anthony Gismondi Panelist: Miguel Torres Maczassek Featured wines: Esplendor by Vardon Kennett 2013 Pazo de Bruxas 2016 Milmanda 2014 Grans Muralles 2010 Mas La Plana 2012 Celeste…

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International Festival Tasting – Thursday

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wine World is Here If you attend only one of the festival’s events, make it an International Festival Tasting. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. The room will also feature Regional Tasting Stations from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain, as well as…

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Pinot Noir – California Style

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Over the last decade, the quality and popularity of California Pinot Noir has skyrocketed.  No other variety in the state has undergone so pivotal a transformation. Join moderator DJ Kearney and some of California’s top Pinot Noir producers as you discover and compare eleven Pinots from four of the top producing areas on the North Coast. Moderator: D.J. Kearney Panelists: Gillian Ballance MS, Brian Bostwick, Tammy Brown, Mark de Vere MW, Nicole Hitchcock, David MacDonald, Craig McAllister, Landon Patterson, Dana…

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Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge – Friday

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Amplify your tasting experience in the exclusive Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge. Admission includes that evening’s International Festival Tasting from 7-10 p.m. (a $95 value), so feel free to travel between both events. The lounge has its own convenient entrance to the Tasting Room. Sample an assortment of festival bottles and enjoy some light bites. Learn more about festival wines and get tasting advice for the room. Need a break from the crowds? Simply return to the lounge for a…

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International Festival Tasting – Friday

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wine World is Here If you attend only one of the festival’s events, make it an International Festival Tasting. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. The room will also feature Regional Tasting Stations from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain, as well as…

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PICA Kitchen Party

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

“All great parties end in the kitchen.” Take a wine and food journey through the kitchens of PICA, featuring international wines matched with a small bite prepared by some of Vancouver’s top chefs, members of Chefs' Table Society of BC. Each kitchen will highlight a wine-and-food pairing from a different region, with the chef and winery principal sharing insights on what makes this pairing perfect. Featured wines: Oyster Bay Wines Brut Rosé NV J Vineyards & Winery Sonoma County Cuvée…

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Gusto Latinoamericano

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

A sumptuous sit-down lunch featuring food-friendly wines from Latin America. Enjoy wines from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, matched with a mouth-watering meal from Lift Bar Grill View. Featured wines: Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2015 Domaine Bousquet Organic Sauvignon Blanc  2016 Finca Decero Petit Verdot 2013 Lamadrid Estate Wines Gran Reserva Malbec 2012 Undurraga T.H. (Terroir Hunter) Carignan 2014 Viña Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2015 Viña Santa Ema Gran Reserva Syrah 2015 Bodega Garzón Albariño Reserva 2016 Menu: AMUSE * CHORIZO…

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Viva Iberia!

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of Spain and Portugal at this spectacular grazing lunch, featuring all the participating Portuguese and Spanish wineries. Enjoy great wines, delicious dishes and tasty tapas, set against the stunning North Shore backdrop. Sponsored by gismondionwine.com and the participating wineries Menu (subject to change): White Wines Portuguese Octopus and potato tapas Coca de veduras (Spanish style pizza) Bunuelos de bacalhau with vined ripened tomato jam Caldo verde soup sips Baked Galician style oysters in a half shell  Red…

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International Festival Tasting – Saturday Matinee

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Wine World is Here If you attend only one of the festival’s events, make it an International Festival Tasting. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. The room will also feature Regional Tasting Stations from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain, as well as…

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Decanter World Wine Awards

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Taste top medal-winning wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) and discover how to recognise quality wines with DWWA judge Barbara Philip MW. The DWWA is the largest wine competition in the world and a trusted source of recommendations. Join this seminar to sample these outstanding wines. Moderator: Barbara Philip MW Panelists: Matias Barros, Nikki Callaway, Alexander Griffiths, Alvaro Palacios, Isabel Ramos, Jim Robertson, Miguel Torres Maczassek, Taylor Whelan, Sergio Zingarelli Featured wines: CedarCreek Estate Winery Platinum Block 4…

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Dow’s: A Legendary Producer

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

An exclusive tasting event, hosted by Rupert Symington of Symington Family Estates, that explores Dow's legendary Ports. Rupert will speak to the history and the winery as we taste through award-winning Ports. Key vintages will be sampled as well as two single Quinta Ports to show the quality in a unique vineyard site. Limit is two tickets per order. Moderator: Rupert Symington Panelist: Gustavo Devesas Featured wines: Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage 2011 Dow’s Senhora da Ribeira 2015 Dow’s Vintage Port…

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Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge – Saturday

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Amplify your tasting experience in the exclusive Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge. Admission includes that evening’s International Festival Tasting from 7-10 p.m. (a $99 value), so feel free to travel between both events. The lounge has its own convenient entrance to the Tasting Room. Sample an assortment of festival bottles and enjoy some light bites. Learn more about festival wines and get tasting advice for the room. Need a break from the crowds? Simply return to the lounge for a…

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International Festival Tasting – Saturday Evening

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wine World is Here If you attend only one of the festival’s events, make it an International Festival Tasting. The Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is the heart of the festival, where all participating wineries and their principals gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. The room will also feature Regional Tasting Stations from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain, as well as…

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