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Celebrating Excellence
Four coveted industry awards presented annually


If you’re in the business of wine or fine food, the Vancouver International Wine Festival is the place to broaden your knowledge and keep ahead of the world wine curve. We are Canada’s premier wine show and one of the biggest and best in North America.


Apply to Wine Program Excellence Awards

Do you have an original and creative wine program? A successful wine program offers consumers a well-selected choice of wines that harmonize with the food, presented by staff with significant wine knowledge they share comfortably with diners. Put your wine program to the test - enter the VIWF Wine Program Excellence Awards to

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Vintners Brunch

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VINTNERS BRUNCH WINNING CHEFS Thank you to all the wineries, restaurants, caterers and suppliers that make the signature Vintners Brunch a perennial success. Our participating chefs each created a dish to pair with a specific festival wine, and brunch-goers enthusiastically toured the food and wine stat

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Wine Program Excellence Awards

Celebrating the best food and wine pairings in the business, restaurants throughout British Columbia and Alberta have been recognized for creating wine lists that complement their establishment’s unique menu and concept. Candidates submitted their wine and menu lists, and were then visited by judges who reviewed their programs

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Sommelier of the Year

Shane Taylor, wine director, CinCin Ristorante + Bar The Sommelier of the Year Award recognizes working sommeliers who consistently demonstrate an outstanding passion for marrying wine with food and a dedication to exceptional service. Shane Taylor was selected through a hands-on competition organized by the BC Chapter of the

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