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Celebrating Excellence: 19th Annual Awards Lunch Featuring South America, presented by ContainerWorld

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April 28, 2023
11:15 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

This year’s annual awards lunch will feature exciting wines from South America intended to capture the attention of sommeliers and trade wine buyers. This is an opportunity to intrigue and inspire the on-premise trade with wines that would shine on a well-respected wine list. Attended by owners, wine directors, sommeliers and representatives from 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, Terry Threlfall Scholarship, and Spirited Industry Professional.

Presented by ContainerWorld
Sponsored by the participating wineries

Featured Wines:

Bodega Colomé Estate Malbec 2021
Bodega Argento Single Block Altamira Organic Malbec 2019
Bodega Luis Segundo Correas Valle Las Acequias Malbec 2017
Mascota Vineyards La Mascota Chardonnay 2021
Bodega Norton Privada 2018
Pacheco Pereda Estirpe Organic Cabernet Franc 2021
Pascual Toso Rosé 2020
Bodega Piedra Negra Pinot Grigio 2022
Bodegas Salentein Reserve Cabernet Franc 2018
Trapiche Gran Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
UKO Wines UKO Old Vines Malbec 2018
MASI Tupungato Corbec 2017
Hacienda Araucano Clos de Lolol Red Blend 2020
Bisquertt Family Vineyards La Joya Single Vineyard Carmenere 2020
Clos de Luz AGRESTE Pais 2020
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020
Viña Errázuriz Aconcagua Costa Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Viña Ventisquero Enclave Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Bodega Garzón Reserva Marselan 2021


Freshly baked artisan rolls
Roasted red beet salad arugula and shaved sardo, pumpkin seed granola, sherry vinaigrette • gf v
Mixed artisan greens, cucumber, carrot, pomegranate and vegan green goddess dressings • ve gf
Roasted pepper crusted bavette of Angus beef, chimichurri • gf df
Lois Lake Steelhead salmon, tomato, chile, lime emulsion • gf
Peruvian black beans, corn, aji panca chile • v
Brazilian vegan stew, yucca, carrot, tofu, hearts of palm, wakame • ve gf
Smoked paprika and confit garlic potatoes • gf ve
Coconut lime cheesecake • v
Avocado chocolate tartelette • ve gf

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 (one with photo and birthdate) are required. Infants and children are not permitted.

Festival events are subject to Public Health Orders and/or venue policies.