British Columbia – The Wines of British Columbia is excited to once again be part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival (VIWF) showcasing more BC Wineries than ever before.
This year’s highly anticipated International Festival Tastings will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from February 25 through February 27showcasing more than 700 wines from 14 countries.
“The Festival Tastings are an excellent way to discover the many new BC VQA Wines, meet some of the winemakers and enjoy a night out with friends, family and colleagues,” notes Maggie Anderson, Marketing Director of the British Columbia Wine Institute. “The event attracts wineries from acclaimed wine regions around the world and we are thrilled to see BC’s contingent continue to grow each year.”
26 BC Wineries will be showcasing more than 100 BC Wines during the Festival Tasting, making BC the second largest region after this year’s festival theme region, Italy. During the Festival Tastings, the Wines of British ColumbiaRegional Booth will offer a broad selection of BC VQA Wines from across the province, focusing on British Columbia’s diverse wine regions and how local terroir is reflected within our wine.
The Vancouver International Wine Festival is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world, offering something for every level of wine drinker, collector and trade professional. From February 20 through 28, more than 50 wine events will take place, including seminars, tastings, masterclasses, brunches and dinners.
“We’re delighted to have 26 wineries from British Columbia, representing Vancouver Island, the Okanagan Valley, the Similkameen Valley, and for the first time, one from Kamloops” says VIWF Executive Director Harry Hertscheg. “We have such a strong wine and food culture here, and our festivalgoers love wine, they love food and they really love local wines. The BC section at the festival is always packed. British Columbia really is a world capital for wine and food culture. We welcome Wines of British Columbia with open arms!”
The 2016 participating BC wineries are:
|Averill Creek Vineyard||Poplar Grove Winery|
|Bartier Bros. Vineyard & Winery||Quails’ Gate Winery|
|Black Sage Vineyard||Sandhill|
|Burrowing Owl Estate Winery||See Ya Later Ranch|
|Culmina Family Estate Winery||Stoneboat Vineyards|
|Gold Hill Winery||Summerhill Pyramid Winery|
|Harper’s Trail Estate Winery||SunRock Vineyard|
|Okanagan Crush Pad Winery/Haywire||Thornhaven Estates Winery|
|Hester Creek Estate Winery||Tightrope Winery|
|Meyer Family Vineyards||TIME Estate Winery|
|Mission Hill Family Estate Winery||Tinhorn Creek Vineyards|
|Osoyoos Larose Estate Winery||Unsworth Vineyards|
|Painted Rock Estate Winery||Wayne Gretzky Okanagan|
For a full schedule of VIWF consumer events and participating countries visit VanWineFest.ca.