Tickets on Sale for Whistler’s Cornucopia


Cornucopia Whistler is one of the highlights of my year and a festival I look forward to every fall! Happening November 10-20, Whistler Village is transformed into the ultimate wine and food festival with winery dinners, grand tasting events, seminars, late night parties, and so much more.



New this year, is the BC Wine Summit and trust me, you won’t want to miss it! The two day forum starts on Thursday, November 10th with a welcome reception and a ticket to the hottest party in the village- Cornucopia’s 20th Anniversary party. On day two, hear from a lineup of speakers with a wealth of BC wine knowledge and experience including Andrew Windsor- Tinhorn Creek’s winemaker, Cynthia Enns- Owner and Vineyard Manager at Laughing Stock, Don Triggs- Co-Proprietor & Principal at Culminia Family Estate Winery and more.

Topics range from panel discussions about Rebels & Icons, to debates about the future of BC wine. Focusing solely on our BC wine region, this summit will help to share the future and success of our industry. A ticket to the entire summit which includes a ticket to Friday Evenings Cellar Door Tasting – which features top-shelf wines above $35- is only $149 and will be sure to sell out. Be sure to register early and get your tickets here.


Other BC Wine Events during Cornucopia includes:

  • November 11 at 6pm- Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Winery dinner series featuring Kelowna’s Quails’ Gate, tickets $129. 
  • November 12 at 2pm- Drink Seminar: BC Wine and Cheese- the truth uncovered, tickets $52
  • November 12 at 4:30pm- Nota Bene Vertical Tasting- tickets $42
  • November 12 at 6pm- Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Winery dinner featuring Oliver’s Tinhorn Creek, tickets $199
  • November 13 at 2pm- Drink Seminar- Fort Berens: Pioneering for a new millennium, tickets $42
  • November 14 at 6pm- Araxi Restaurant: Intimate Wine Dinner with Oliver’s Burrowing Owl, tickets $149
  • November 16 at 6pm- Araxi Restaurant: Intimate Wine Dinner with Naramata’s Foxtrot Vineyards, tickets $149
  • November 16 at 6:30pm- Red Door Bistro: Winemaker’s Dinner with Tightrope Winery, tickets $170
  • November 17 at 6pm- House Party: Best of BC, Sidecut Modern Steak at the Conference Centre, tickets $52
  • November 18 at 6pm- Araxi Restaurant: Intimate Wine Dinner with Oliver’s Culmina Family Estate Winery, tickets $149
  • November 20 at 2pm- Drink Seminar- Quails’ Gate Pinot Noir Vertical Tasting with winemaker Nikki Calloway, tickets $42

For the full schedule of events and winemaker dinners, be sure to visit Cornucopia Whistler.



Inaugural Cornucopia Wine Summit sets the stage!


The first ever Cornucopia Wine Summit is set to take place in the renowned mountain resort of Whistler, British Columbia as part of the resort’s 20th annual  food and drink festival – Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial.

Over the course of two days, the Cornucopia Wine Summit will showcase the BC Wine Industry in a variety of panels, discussions and debates. Topics will range from case studies of industry successes to the challenges facing today’s producers to forums for exchanging ideas with the goal of shaping a successful future. Highlights of the Summit include: Cornucopia’s 20th Anniversary Party showcasing Whistler culinary offerings; discussion forums including Rebels & Icons and, The Future of BC Wine; culminating with the Cellar Door Grand Tasting and much, much more.

Leading the discussions, debates and panels will be 13 of the wine industry’s leading influencers, educators, advocates and winemakers from around the world. Festival organizers are thrilled to announce the participation of the following acclaimed international oenophiles taking part in the inaugural Summit.

• Multi-award winning wine writer Jamie Goode for WineAnorak, and a London-based wine judge. The SundayExpress UK wine columnist and lecturer will present the Keynote Address and share his unparalleled perspective on wine from both British Columbia and around the world. Goode has visited Canada’s wine regions on several occasions and most recently was a judge at both the 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada as well as the 2nd Annual Judgement of BC Wine Tasting. Goode has received numerous writing awards and just recently launched his new book: I Taste Red: Understanding the Flavour of Wine published by Quarto/University of California press.

• Madeline Puckette, chief wine communicator at will provide insight into marketing online for the wine industry.  As the author of the New York Times bestseller, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine; Puckette’s background in visual design, music and restaurants has helped shape her communication of all things wine through infographics, and social media. Puckette’s awards and accolades include: Court Of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier (Level 2); 40 Under 40 – Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2015/16; Wine Blogger of the Year – International Wine and Spirits, 2013/14; and Top Wine Writer – Quora, 2012.

• Winemaker Charles Smith of Charles Smith Wines in Washington State is considered a true artisan and pioneer in the wine world. Charles Smith Wines is the largest winemaker-owned winery, and the third largest winery overall, in Washington State. The brand expanded in 2015 with the opening of Charles Smith Jet City, the largest urban winery on the West Coast. As a self-taught winemaker, Smith has received 85 scores of 95 points and above and more than 350 scores of 90 points and above from leading wine publications such as Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine & Spirits.  As the recipient of numerous awards, Smith is the only person to have won “Winemaker of the Year” by both Food & Wine and Wine Enthusiast magazines.

Goode, Puckette and Smith will be joined by familiar local British Columbia faces of wine including Michaela Morris (wine writer & Summit Host)Sid Cross (International Wine & Food Society)Cynthia Enns (Laughing Stock Vineyards), Andrew Windsor (Tinhorn Creek Winery)David Paterson (Tantalus Wines), Ian Tostenson (BC Restaurant & Food Association)Karen Graham (Winedrops)Mark Hicken (Winedrops)Mike Klassen (BC Wine Appellation Task Group) and passionate Whistler local Jack Crompton.

For full schedule and to purchase tickets please visit: or