Wine Program Excellence Awards
See the 2019 winners
Spirited Industry Professional
DJ Kearney
Sommelier of the Year
Matthew Landry, The Stable House Bistro
Vintners Brunch Wine & Food Pairing Winner
Bauhaus Restaurant

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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.

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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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2019 Sommelier of the Year

Matthew Landry, The Stable House Bistro 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. The 2016 winner received a trip for two to Italy, courtesy of the Vancouver International Wine Festi

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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 13th annual award goes to DJ Kearney. DJ, a classically trained chef, has 18 years in the wine industry, embracing teaching, wine writing and

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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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