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Bodega Garzón Uruguay Dinner

May 16, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

An evening exploring Bodega Garzón’s award-winning wines with Enologist Mele Sosa. Discover the Southern hemisphere’s best kept secret, as you savour some of the most distinctive wines of Uruguay matched with the traditional Mediterranean flavours of Hydra Estiatoria. Scallop & Watermelon Ceviche cilantro oil, citrus, black sesame Estate Pinot Rosé de Corte 2019 Prawn Saganaki Tortellini warm tomato vinaigrette, feta Reserva Albariño 2020 Heirloom Beet & Myzithra Salad mushroom-walnut soil, micro arugula Reserva Tannat 2019 Estate Cabernet de Corte 2018…

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Penfolds Unbound Wine Dinner

May 16, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Experience an exciting dinner that will showcase the inaugural vintage of the new Penfolds California Collection wines, the Australian classics that inspired them, and the exceptional cuisine of the Pan Pacific’s Five Sails. The new Penfolds California Collection, an endeavor more than twenty years in the making, represents a vision of wines completely unbound by country, vine, or time. These true wines of the world are made by reaching across oceans and hemispheres in the pursuit of craft. Ahi Tuna Carpaccio, Maple…

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2022 Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859

May 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm PDT

Thank you to all who attended and supported the 2022 Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859. The 2023 Gala will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Mark your calendars! 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 evening kicked off with a sparkling wine reception at…

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Sonoma Strong: Rodney Strong

May 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

A unique dining experience highlighting the best of a Sonoma spring, through Rodney Strong Wine Estate wines. The evening begins in The Victor’s lounge with an amuse bouche, welcome wine and live music. Then join Rodney Strong’s Winemaker Greg Morthole for a land and sea culinary experience in the beautiful dining room, showcasing the finest offerings from Rodney Strong and The Victor. AMUSE BOUCHE/CANAPÉ UPON ARRIVAL Wine pairing: Russian River Rose of Pinot Noir UNI TOAST Finger lime, shiso, toasted…

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Good Karma at Vij’s

May 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Vikram Vij’s dynamic Indian cuisine is the perfect foil for the characterful wines grown and produced by the Dhaliwal Family at Kismet Estate Winery in the South Okanagan. In its 28th year, Vij’s continues to delight with a menu that combines Indian flavours with classic European cooking techniques. The six-course tasting menu will highlight an array of innovative dishes. Sparkling Moscato 2020 Saféd 2021 Infinity Rosé 2021 The Hermit 2019 Mantra 2019 RMX 2018 Event details subject to change Must…

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The Family That Created Caymus

May 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

The Wagners come from a long line of grape growers and winemakers, with a history in Napa Valley dating back to the 1850s. Whether it’s venturing to different regions to find diverse top-quality grapes or experimenting with new farming techniques, the result is a pairing of tradition with innovation; a respect for the old and the promise of the new. Enjoy fruits of this history, perfectly complemented by Glowbal’s stripped-down North American cuisine. Canapés Burrata, Elderflower Apple Compote, Sourdough Smoked…

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Tuscan Pioneers: Antinori

May 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

The Antinori family has been committed to the art of winemaking since 1385. Throughout its 26-generation-long history, the Antinori family has made innovative and sometimes bold decisions while upholding the utmost respect for traditions and the environment. Join us on a culinary trip around Italy, as Chef Andrew Richardson and his team at CinCin pair their inspired Italian cuisine with iconic wines from Tuscany, presented by Antinori’s Brand Development Manager Simon Turpin. reception Marchese Antinori Franciacorta NV, Tuscany antipasto finocchiona…

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Icons of South America

May 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Classic French cuisine with a West Coast twist meets powerhouse wines from Chile. Enjoy a memorable dinner at Alouette Bistro, paired with Viñedo Chadwick, Seña and Arboleda wines, fresh and elegant wines, showcasing the purest expression of their vineyards in the Aconcagua Valley and Maipo Valley. Event details subject to change Prawn & Fennel Salad endive, grapefruit, hazelnuts, banyuls Arboleda Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Tuna Tartare frisée, radish, shallot, quail egg, aioli, herbs Arboleda Chardonnay 2019 Ricotta Gnudi piperade, pine nuts,…

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California Wine Beach Party

May 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

California vibes come alive during this fun evening on Granville Island that pays tribute to a variety of the Golden State’s most exciting wines. This walk-around and play-around food-and-wine event is an energy-filled evening of kicking back, having fun playing games, and catching up with friends. Nosh on some California faves like surfboard sushi, mini tacos, and sliders while listening to cool tunes—it’s the party of the Festival! Like a California beach party, it get chilly when the sun goes…

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Super Pass

May 19, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 pm PDT

Want the full tasting experience? A terrific value, this pass offers incomparable access to VanWineFest. A $665 value for only $450! Super Pass holders receive: Three evenings of International Festival Tastings Thursday, May 19, Friday, May 20, Saturday, May 21, 7-10 p.m. Three afternoon sessions in the Tasting Room Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20, 2:30-5 p.m. Trade Tastings The Saturday matinee public tasting, Saturday, May 21, 2:30-5 p.m. Admission to the Festival Toast VIP reception Thursday, May 19…

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Grapes Unknown

May 19, 2022 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PDT

Discover grapes off the beaten path in this seminar designed to expand your palate beyond the classic international varieties. Take a trip around the wine world on this exploration of grapes hard to spell, but easy to enjoy. Moderators: James Nevison and Paul Wagner Panelists: Carmen Sebastián, Evan Saunders, Jean-Marc Enixon, Alvaro Plata Franco, Mele Sosa, Galen Barnhardt Featured wines: Altolandon Manchuela Bobal - Milhistorias 2019 Blasted Church Vineyards Small Blessings Teroldego-Lagrein 2019 Blasted Church Vineyards Small Blessings Refosco 2019…

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Festival Toast

May 19, 2022 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm PDT

An exclusive, by-invitation-only VIP reception intended as a unique opportunity for the festival’s sponsors and partners to connect with Canada’s premier wine show. Festival Toast guests include Vancouver’s most distinguished business, community and political leaders, as well as avid wine collectors, including Super Pass attendees. Featured wines: Folktale Winery & Vineyards Aviary Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Frind Estate Winery Brut NV Josh Cellars Central Coast Pinot Noir 2020 Moraine Estate Winery Cliffhanger White 2021 Peak Cellars Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Chardonnay…

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International Festival Tasting – Thursday

May 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

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 ~100 participating wineries gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. BC Liquor Stores Festival Wine Shop Free bottle check and wine delivery All wines served at the winery tables are available…

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The Global Cru

May 20, 2022 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PDT

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality.  This seminar will take participants on a global journey to some of the wine world’s greatest vineyards to discover what makes their terroir and wines so special. Moderators: Anthony Gismondi, Evan Goldstein Panelists: Cecilia Carrasco, Michael Couttolenc, Matt Dumayne, Enrique Morgan, Greg Morthole, Mele Sosa, Rebecca Yates-Campbell, Sergio Zingarelli Featured…

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International Festival Tasting – Friday

May 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

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 ~100 participating wineries gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. BC Liquor Stores Festival Wine Shop Free bottle check and wine delivery All wines served at the winery tables are available…

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Dine Italia

May 21, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Experience the celebrated wines of Italy with a superb multi-course lunch prepared by La Terrazza’s renowned chef Gennaro Iorio. This annual culinary treat of timeless Italian fare is prepared with fresh local ingredients, served in one of Vancouver’s most enchanting dining rooms, and paired with the wines of top Italian producers. Limit of four tickets per order. Sponsored by the participating wineries Reception / Canapes Mionetto Prosecco Rosé DOC Brut 2021 Villa Sandi Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut NV 1st…

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PICA Kitchen Party

May 21, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm PDT

“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 top Vancouver chefs. Each kitchen highlights a wine-and-food pairing, with the chef and winery principal sharing insights on what makes this pairing perfect.  Parking is available first-come, first-served at 1515 West 2nd Island Cove with nine spots on your left as your drive into the covered parking and a further 30 more…

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International Festival Tasting – Saturday Matinee

May 21, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

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 ~100 participating wineries gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. BC Liquor Stores Festival Wine Shop Free bottle check and wine delivery All wines served at the winery tables are available…

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Icons of California Cabernet

May 21, 2022 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PDT

California produces some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons and their diversity is exciting to explore. From the icons of Napa Valley to the new rising stars challenging convention, this is a California road trip you don’t want to miss. Taste your way through 10 different wines from various regions and learn about the decisions that drive their style and quality. Moderator: Matthew Landry Panelists: Gillian Balance MS, Mark De Vere,  Joy Merrilees, Dave Phillips, Ray Signorello, Rebecca Yates-Campbell Featured Wines: Dave Phinney…

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International Festival Tasting – Saturday Evening

May 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

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 ~100 participating wineries gather to pour their select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. BC Liquor Stores Festival Wine Shop Free bottle check and wine delivery All wines served at the winery tables are available…

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A Spring Fling Sunday Brunch

May 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

This walk-around grazing brunch will close off the 2022 festival with some bubble and blush. The Spring Fling celebrates the season with a refreshing selection of sparkling wines and rosés, complemented by hot and cold menu delights and live music setting the scene. Sponsored by the Vancouver Sun and the participating wineries Featured wines: Familia Zuccardi Santa Julia Organic Rosé 2020 Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery Rosé 2020 Culmina Family Estate Winery Saignée 2020 Dirty Laundry Vineyard Hush Rosé 2021…

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2023 Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859

Saturday, April 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm PDT

Honorary Chair: Anthony von Mandl, O.C., O.B.C.,  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 evening will kick off with a Champagne reception at 6 p.m. and will feature nine additional outstanding wines paired with an exquisite five-course menu prepared by the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef David Baarschers. The evening will be topped…

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A Night in Tuscany

Monday, April 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Enjoy an exceptional evening at Carlino, with a Tuscan-inspired dinner created by Chef Omar Hadi and paired beautifully with iconic wines from the Tuscany region that are sure to satisfy and delight. This unique experience is presented by Carpineto's Winemaker and Executive Vice President Antonio Zaccheo, Jr. Featured Wines: Carpineto: Farnito Chardonnay Brut NV Farnito Chardonnay 2017 Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2010 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2007 Vino Nobile di Mont 1995 Molin Vecchio 2012…

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Zuccardi Winery Dinner

Monday, April 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Join Zuccardi, proudly named 2022 Best New World Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast, for an intimate evening of six wines and four courses from Chef David Hawksworth. A pioneer of Argentine wines, second-generation winemaker Jose Alberto Zuccardi offers beautifully complex wines and fresh examples of high-altitude terroir. Featured wines: Zuccardi Valle de Uco Blanc de Blanc NV Poligonos Semillon 2022 Poligonos del Valle de Uco Cabernet Franc San Pablo 2021 Aluvional Gualtallary 2016 Finca Piedra Infinita Los Membrillos…

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Icons of South America

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Enjoy a five-course dinner celebrating some of South America’s most iconic wines. This spectacular evening features wines from Viñedo Chadwick, Seña and Arboleda, thoughtfully paired with exceptional cuisine from Five Sails. Powerhouse wines from Chile, exquisitely prepared West Coast fare, and a breathtaking view for an unforgettable evening. Featured wines: Arboleda Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Arboleda Chardonnay 2020 Arboleda Carménère 2020 Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Seña 2019 Vinedo Chadwick 2019 Event details subject to change Must be 19 or older (No…

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Making a Chilean Icon – Montes

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

The story of Montes started with a dream and became a reality as that dream took flight. Today, Montes is one of Chile's most celebrated and iconic producers. Enjoy a selection of elevated wines matched with equally lofty dishes from Alouette Bistro. This is a rare opportunity to taste Montes’ peak wines, with an exclusive chance to taste something brand new to Canada. Featured wines: Sparkling Angel NV Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Wings Carmenere 2019 Alpha M 2019 Folly 2019…

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Fiesta del Vino

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

This year, the festival features two themes: wines from South America and sparkling wines from around the world. Both take centre stage at this wine party celebrating the start of festival week. Enjoy a selection of festive wines from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, plus bubbles from North America and Europe, accompanied by Latin American themed music and light bites. Sponsored by the participating wineries Featured wines: Bodega Argento Artesano de Argento Organic White Malbec 2021 Bodega Piedra Negra Rosé…

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250th Celebration: MASI

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

In 2022, MASI celebrated an amazing milestone with the 250th harvest of the Boscaini family in the prized vineyards of Vaio dei Masi, a little valley in the heart of Valpolicella Classica. Join Masi’s Luc Desroches at The Vancouver Club for an unforgettable celebration of food and wine featuring fresh, new styles, modern interpretations, and majestic cru wines showcasing the finest terroirs. Featured wines: Fresco Di Masi Bianco 2021 Fresco Di Masi Rosso 2021 Osar 2018 Mazzano Amarone della Valpolicella…

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Best of Uruguay: Bodega Garzón

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Following the incredible success of last year’s winery dinner, Bodega Garzón and Hydra Estiatoro have partnered again to bring you another spectacular evening. Explore Bodega Garzón's award-winning wines with Enologist Mele Sosa. Discover the Southern hemisphere's best kept secret as you savour some of the most distinctive wines of Uruguay. Each pairing has been thoughtfully curated by Hydra to wow guests. Featured wines: Reserva Tannat 2020 Reserva Albariño 2021 Estate Cabernet de Corte 2019 Estate Pinot Rosé de Corte 2020…

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La Rioja Alta Dinner

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Discover why Drinks Business 2022 named La Rioja Alta the #4 Most Admired Wine Brand in the World. Join Export Director Jose Luis Navarro for a spectacular tasting of wines from the historic flagship Rioja Alta house and other estates, paired with Elisa Executive Chef Andrew Richardson’s menu, featuring signature cuts cooked on the Grillworks Infierno wood-fired grill, for a unique steakhouse experience. Featured wines: Lagar de Cervara Albarino 2021 Finca San Martin Rioja Crianza 2018 Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva…

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A Night with Marqués de Riscal

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

One of the world’s best vineyards, Marqués de Riscal lives by wine and lives for wine. Join Brand Ambassador Jose Luis Maguro Jr. at this perfectly paired dinner dedicated to the shared love of wine. The evening begins with canapés on arrival, followed by a four-course dinner exquisitely prepared by the team at Homer St. Cafe and Bar. Featured wines: Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Baron de Chirel White 2021 Vinas Viejas Rosado 2021 Finca Torrea 2017 XR Reserva 2017 Baron de…

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A Taste of Tuscany with Mazzei

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Celebrate Chianti with iconic 26th-generation, family-owned Marchesi Mazzei at CinCin Ristorante + Bar. After a refreshing glass of Prosecco, explore terroir with Giovanni Mazzei through a comparison tasting of their three Gran Selezione, paired with exceptional Italian cuisine. The dinner finishes with a tasting of Concerto di Fonterutoli, one of the original Super-Tuscans that helped redefine Italian wine. Featured wines: Villa Marcello Prosecco Brut 2021 Belguardo Rose Toscana IGT 2021 Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2018 Castello Fonterutoli Chianti…

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A Taste of Victory: CedarCreek

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

CedarCreek Estate Winery was named WineAlign’s Winery of the Year in 2022. Discover why at this marvelous evening of wine and food, featuring CedarCreek’s top six awarded wines. Each wine has won a gold or platinum medal with a score of at least 92 points, and will be perfectly paired with a spectacular menu from Blue Water Cafe’s culinary team. Featured wines: Platinum Jagged Rock Syrah 2020 Aspect Collection Block 5 Chardonnay 2019 Jagged Rock Chardonnay 2020 Aspect Collection Block…

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California Wine & Taco Fest

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

Taco and California Wine lovers unite! Creative incarnations of the taco inspired by the Golden State will be paired with California wines at this mid-week party, creating a vibrant atmosphere where tacos and wines meet and become a match made in heaven. Guests can vote for their favourite combo for the Best of Festival pairing, spicing up the evening with some healthy competition. Sponsored by California Wines Featured Wines: Beringer Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019 Regional Estates Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon…

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Super Pass

Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 10:00 pm PDT

Want the full tasting experience? A terrific value, this pass offers incomparable access to VanWineFest. A $689 value for only $490! Save even more at the advance rate of $460 - limited quantities available. Super Pass holders receive: Three evenings of International Festival Tastings Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28, Saturday, April 29, 7-10 p.m. Three afternoon sessions in the Tasting Room Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, 2:30-5 p.m. Trade Tastings The Saturday matinee public tasting, Saturday, April…

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The Shape of Wine

Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PDT

How does the glass amplify the wine? Join Riedel’s Regional Manager Alysha Harker as she guides you on a journey through your senses. Discover how glass shape changes your wine experience as you sample Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon in Riedel Veloce glassware. The set of glasses are yours to take home (a $178 value)!  Sponsored by Moderator: Alysha Harker Panelists: Jeff Harder, Christa-Lee McWatters, Nicholas Paris MW, Raymond Signorello Featured Wines: Ex Nihilo Vineyards Okanagan Valley…

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Festival Toast

Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

An exclusive, by-invitation-only VIP reception intended as a unique opportunity for the festival’s sponsors and partners to connect with Canada’s premier wine show. Festival Toast guests include Vancouver’s most distinguished business, community and political leaders, as well as avid wine collectors, including Super Pass attendees. Featured wines: Bodega Luis Segundo Correas Valle Las Acequias Malbec 2017 Zuccardi Valle de Uco Poligonos del Valle de Uco Tupungato Semillon 2022 Concha y Toro Casillero Del Diablo Pinot Grigio 2022 Viña Undurraga T.H.…

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International Festival Tasting – Thursday Evening

Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

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 152 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 wine and food-related exhibitors, and Regional Tasting Stations featuring wines from California, New…

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The Global Cru

Friday, April 28, 2023 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PDT

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality. This seminar will take participants on a global journey to some of the wine world’s greatest vineyards to discover what makes their terroir and wines so special. Moderators: Filippo Bartolotta and James Nevison Panelists: Laura Catena, Frédéric Chaudière, Ivo Cibilic, Mark de Vere MW, Daniele Dellanoce, Matias Jahn, Giovanni Mazzei,…

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California Wines: Eureka in the Glass!

Friday, April 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm PDT

Discover for yourself how California’s diverse terrain comes alive in your glass.  Learn how California’s landscape and climate shape the Golden State and its wines. Each wine will explore a different aspect of California from the coastline to the mountains, with a local wine expert leading you through the tasting.  Explore signature varietals and top drops from winery legends in this journey through California. Moderator: DJ Kearney Panelists: Genevieve Boisvert, Joyce Chen, Mark De Vere MW, JJ Dowell, Juan Furne, Gabriela…

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International Festival Tasting – Friday Evening

Friday, April 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

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 152 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 wine and food-related exhibitors, and Regional Tasting Stations featuring wines from California, New…

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Dine Italia

Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Experience the celebrated wines of Italy with a superb multi-course lunch prepared by La Terrazza’s renowned chef Gennaro Iorio. This annual culinary treat of timeless Italian fare is prepared with fresh local ingredients, served in one of Vancouver’s most enchanting dining rooms, and paired with the wines of top Italian producers. Limit of four tickets per order. Sponsored by the participating wineries Reception / Canapes Villa Sandi Valdobbiabene Prosecco D.O.C.G. La Rivetta 120 NV Bottega Vino dei Poeti Prosecco Rose…

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PICA Kitchen Party

Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm PDT

“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 top Vancouver chefs. Each kitchen highlights a wine-and-food pairing, with the chef and winery principal sharing insights on what makes this pairing perfect.  Parking is available first-come, first-served at 1515 West 2nd Island Cove with nine spots on your left as your drive into the covered parking and a further 30 more…

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International Festival Tasting – Saturday Matinee

Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

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 152 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 wine and food-related exhibitors, and Regional Tasting Stations featuring wines from California, New…

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La Crema de la Crema

Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm PDT

South America boasts some of the world’s most important wine countries making amazing wines at a rainbow of prices. Discover South America’s wow factor through the prism of some of the continent’s most exceptional wines. From Argentina to Chile, Brazil to Uruguay, enjoy la crema de la crema. Explore these southern gems with Anthony Gismondi, Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein, and the participating vine stars. Moderators: Anthony Gismondi, Evan Goldstein MS Panelists: David Bonomi, Rafael Boscaini, Marina Castillo, Matias Jahn, Ezequiel…

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International Festival Tasting – Saturday Evening

Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

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 152 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 wine and food-related exhibitors, and Regional Tasting Stations featuring wines from California, New…

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Spring Fling

Sunday, April 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Celebrate spring with brunch-worthy wines from around the world. This finale of the 2023 festival features a grazing buffet, live music, and a spectacular selection of reds, whites, and rosés from Canada, Chile, Greece, Italy, Spain, and the United States. Sponsored by the Vancouver Sun and the participating wineries Featured wines: Poplar Grove Rosé 2022 Pinot Gris 2022 Unsworth Vineyards Charme de l'île Rosé NV Rosé 2022 Clos de Luz AGREST Pais 2020 AZUDA Syrah 2019 Cono Sur Vineyards &…

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Sabor Sudamericano

Sunday, April 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

All participating South American wineries will gather for a grazing lunch that celebrates their wine and food culture, set against the stunning North Shore backdrop. Enjoy wines from 44 different wineries, a continental culinary and wine journey. Sponsored by and the participating wineries Featured Wines: Bodega Amalaya Rosé 2021 Bodega Argento Single Block Altamira Malbec 2019 Domaine Bousquet Organic Reserve Malbec 2021 Catena Zapata High Mountain Chardonnay 2020 Doña Paula Estate Malbec 2021 Escorihuela Gascón 1884 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon…

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