Keynote Speaker Evan Goldstein MS
featured at the Keynote Speaker Lunch and Southern Exposure
Wine Program Excellence Awards
2023 Winners
Spirited Industry Professional
John Bishop
Sommelier of the Year
Kelcie Jones, Co-Owner, This is Wine School
Terry Threlfall Scholarship
Congratulations, Chris Turyk


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.


Wine Program Excellence Awards 2020

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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2020 Spirited Industry Professional

The annual Spirited Industry Professional Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the sales, service or promotion of wine in British Columbia. The 15th annual award goes to Dana Lee Harris. After many years in wine sales and management, Dana Lee Harris started her own consulting business

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2020 Sommelier of the Year

Peter Van de Reep, Campagnolo Restaurant 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. This year’s winner, Peter Van de Reep, wine director & bar manager, Campagnolo

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Vintners Brunch 2019

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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