The Vancouver International Wine Festival is BACK
- January 29, 2020
Photo by John Murzaku
Wine-enthusiasts are getting excited because the annual Vancouver International Wine Festival is BACK and serving a line-up of fabulous events that highlight the best offerings from around the world. This year, the best of the best includes over 1,500 wines from 15 countries. This prestigious event attracts over 25,000 attendees annually and it is estimated that for the duration of the festival, 42,000 bottles of wine will be consumed and/or purchased. If you're visiting Vancouver in February, make sure to check out at least one of the 57 exciting scheduled events at this wonderful celebration of food and drink
Vancouver International Wine Festival
This highly-anticipated extravaganza for wine-lovers is considered Canada's premier food and wine event and is the oldest and largest running wine festival in the world. Now in its' 41st year, the Vancouver Wine Festival once again runs for nine glorious days from February 22 - March 1 at various locations across Vancouver. Each year the festival chooses a specific wine region to spotlight. This year, the focus will be on wineries from France, with a featured booth set up in the central tasting room at the Vancouver Convention Centre, and a series of events and seminars that explore this renowned wine-growing region of the world.
Not sure where to start? Check out these featured, hot-ticket Vancouver International Wine Festival events.
King of Madiran
Experience a remarkable evening savouring superb wines from the southwestern region of France. Winemaker Fabrice Dubosc of Vignobles Alain Brumont and chefs Levi Johnston and Thomas Shorthouse of Tableau Bar Bistro present incredible and inspired wine and food pairings of modern Parisian bistro menus with delightful wine offerings. This event takes place on Monday, February 24, at Tableau Bistro Bar and is co-hosted by the Consulate General of France.
Make your way to Wildebeest to experience where Portugal and the Pacific Northwest meet. Chef Ian Mchale crafts an innovative nose to tail menu highlighting the exciting wines of Herdade das Servas, located in the Alentejo region. This exquisite culinary event takes place on Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Featured wines include Monte Das Servas Rosé 2017, Sem Barrica 2015, Reserva Red 2013, Touriga Nacional 2015, Colheita Seleccionada White 2017, Licoroso Bouschet NV.
Find tickets and the full event schedule at the Vancouver International Wine Festival website. Festival-goers can find single-event tickets or passes for entry to multiple events. Tickets range from $50 to $525.
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