Escape winter and find sunshine in a glass at the 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival happening from February 11-19, 2017. Not just for wine snobs, the festival celebrates wines from around the world at every price point from under $15 to over $500.
This year’s festival has over 180 wineries participating from 16 countries. Special featured Regional Tasting Stations include Australia, New Zealand and Spain. In honour of our country’s 150th Celebration of Confederation, Canada will take centre stage as the festival’s prestigious theme country with 76 wineries from from British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia showcasing the best of Canadian wine.
Taste wines from BC’s first cult wineries including Black Hills Estate Winery, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Poplar Grove, Osoyoos Larose and Mission Hill Winery. Pinot Noir lovers head to La Frenz Winery, Tantalus Vineyards, Quails Gate Winery, Meyer Vineyards, Howling Bluff Winery and Foxtrot Vineyards. Cabernet Franc is a must sip at Fort Berens Winery, Pentâge, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards and Hester Creek Estate Winery.
Discover new “it” wineries including Culmina Family Estate Winery, Painted Rock Estate Winery, Laughing Stock Vineyards and Time Winery. Is One Faith Vineyards which launched their first wine in 2014 with a starting price point of $165.00 worthy of your cellar? Find outstanding value at Wild Goose Vineyards, Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery and C.C. Jentsch Cellars.
Discover why Ontario wines have achieved international acclaim for Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
So many wines and one festival to try them all. Get swirling!
Vancouver International Wine Festival proceeds support the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.