Our Van Wine Fest Top Picks

Get ready wine lovers because the countdown is officially on and the Vancouver International Wine Festival is almost a month away!! Happening from February 11-19, 2017, the festival features so many incredible events- from winery dinners and tasting minglers to lunches and educational seminars. There is also a massive tasting room featuring over 180 wineries from around the world.

This year, the festival will celebrate Canadian wine from coast to coast including British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Over 70 wineries from all three provinces will pour local wines and show the countries extremely diverse wine regions.

Of course, and we may be biased, but we are so excited to explore our favourite region of them all, our BC Wines. There is so much to celebrate this year at the festival, especially the diversity and growth of our regions. Not to mention, the impressive line up of BC winery dinners including Culmina Estate Winery, Mission Hill, Black Hills, Meyer Family Vineyards and Blasted Church.

Here are our top festival picks of BC wine related events during the festival:

Wines of Canada Party | February 15

  • Casual, fun, wine and food grazing event
  • Discover new wines exploring Canada’s diverse and evolving wine growing regions
  • 31 wineries complemented by great Canadian music
  • Tickets $59

BC’s Pioneers & New Kids | February 17

  • BC’s wine industry over the past 25 years and how industry pioneers and the new kids are putting their stamp on making wine in BC
  • Tickets $50

BC’s Original Icon | February 15

  • Explore BC’s most iconic wine, Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene
  • Vertical tasting with winemaker Graham Pierce and president Glenn Fawcett
  • Starting with the inaugural 1999 vintage to the current 2014 release
  • Hosting in Glowbal’s Gold Room
  • Tickets $125 

Oculus Retrospective | February 14

  • Discover the greatness of Mission Hill’s Oculus through an 8-vintage vertical
  • Tickets are $125

The Tasting Room | February 16, 17 & 18

A Culmination of Flavours | February 13

  • Join Oliver’s Culminia Family Estate Winery
  • Delicious courses from Ancora’s kitchen with a selection of award-winning wines: Decora, Unicus, Dilemma, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Hypothesis
  • Tickets $225

The Benchmarks | February 15

  • Oliver’s Black Hills Estate Winery pours their benchmark wines paired to perfection with one of Vancouver’s top restaurants, Glowbal
  • Tickets $175

 

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