Applications for the 41st Vancouver International Wine Festival are now open until May 31, 2018.

The 41st annual festival will take place from February 23 until March 3, 2019 and will feature California as the theme region.

VanWineFest is a curated festival. Winery applications must be submitted by a registered and active BC wine agent on behalf of suppliers they represent in the BC market. All applications are reviewed by a knowledgeable Winery Selection Committee.

The first round of selected wineries will be announced (embargoed) on June 28, 2018.

Please review the Winery ApplicationSpecial Event Wine Submission and Sponsored Event Proposal Guidelines before you begin the application process.

Winery Dinner Proposals will be open to selected wineries from June 28 until July 31, 2018.

For additional information, please contact Administrative Director Visnja Vukelich.

Theme Region Fees

Theme region fees will apply to all selected Californian wineries. Funds received from Californian wineries will go towards the cost of producing theme region activities. These fees are in addition to the VIWF winery table fee.

California Theme Fee Memo

For more information regarding theme region fees please contact:

Rick Slomka, California Wines