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Celebrating Excellence: 16th Annual Awards Lunch Featuring California Wines, presented by ContainerWorld

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March 1, 2019
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
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VCC East, meeting room 1
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Ticket Status: Sold Out

California will “surprise and delight” at this year’s awards luncheon attended by representatives of many of British Columbia and Alberta’s top restaurants.  This awards ceremony includes the presentation of the Wine Program Excellence Awards, Sommelier of the Year and Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award.

Presented by ContainerWorld
Sponsored by California Wines

Featured wines:

B.R. Cohn Winery
Silver Label Chardonnay 2016
Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Don Sebastiani & Sons
B-Side Chardonnay 2017
B-Side Pinot Noir 2016

Gallo Signature Series
Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016
Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2015

Girard Winery
Russian River Chardonnay 2016
Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2015

Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Walt Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016

The Hess Collection
The Lion Tamer Red Blend 2016
Small Block Series Mount Veeder Malbec 2014

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Arroyo Vista Chardonnay 2016
Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir 2016

Joel Gott Wines
Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Zinfandel 2016

Justin Vineyards and Winery
Justification 2015
Isosceles 2015

Lake Sonoma Winery
Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016
Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards
Midnight Reserve 2017
Chardonnay 2017

Louis M Martini Winery
Gnarly Vines Zinfandel 2015
Orin Swift Abstract Red Blend 2015

Raymond Vineyards
Family Classic Chardonnay 2016
Family Classic Cabernet 2016

Ridge Vineyards
Estate Chardonnay 2016
Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Rodney Strong Vineyards
Estate Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Davis Bynum Jane’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Sebastiani /Chalk Hill
Roth Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2016
Chalk Hill Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2017

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Aveta Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Talbott Vineyards
Kali Heart Chardonnay 2016
Kali Heart Pinot Noir 2016

Taub Family Vineyards
Au Contraire Chardonnay RRV 2016
Angry Bunch Zinfandel Lodi 2016

Wente Vineyards
Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Riva Ranch Pinot Noir 2016


San Francisco style sourdough bread
Prosciutto, goat cheese and arugula flat bread
Grilled marinated Portobello mushrooms with caramelized shallots and fennel • gf ve
Kale and artichoke Caesar Salad • v
Platter of grilled zucchini, eggplant and sweet peppers • gf ve
Albacore tuna with wakame, soy, sesame, pickled ginger and wasabi mayo • gf df
Mini herb and potato soufflé • gf v

Action Stations
Santa Maria grilled Angus beef tri tip with red onion and bacon jam • gf df
Sautéed calamari with garlic, parsley and charred tomatoes • gf df
Free range chicken tinga tacos with fresh lime and cilantro • gf df

Passed desserts
Chocolate and wildflower honey panna cotta, fig compote• gf v
Goat cheese cheesecake, dulce de leche• v
Toasted Marcona almond ice cream• gf v
Meyer lemon tartelette, lavender meringue• v

Menu and wines subject to change

Trade events are available only to those in the wine, restaurant and hospitality industries who buy, sell, serve or market wine in their business. Registration is required.

Must be 19 or older (No Minors) to attend Vancouver International Wine Festival events. Two pieces of ID are required. Infants and babies are not permitted.