O CANADA! OUR HOME AND NATIVE WINES

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday by welcoming 76 wineries from across the nation to the Vancouver International Wine Festival, happening next week from February 11-17 in Vancouver.

There are still tickets left to some great events including:

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Oculus Retrospective | Tuesday, February 14 from 4-5:30pm, $125 /ticket

The attributes of a great wine are consistency, complexity, finesse and longevity. Mission Hill Family Estate has been making premium wine for over three decades. With a wealth of quality grapes at our fingertips, select fruit from estate-owned vineyards in Oliver and Osoyoos are nurtured and aged in the Oculus Cellar. Discover the greatness of Oculus through this eight-vintage vertical.

all-about-syrahBC Pioneers & New Kids | Friday, February 17 from 5:15-6:45pm, $50 /ticket

Take an evolutionary look at the British Columbia wine industry over the past 25 years and see how industry pioneers and the new kids on the block are putting their stamp on making wine in BC. Meet six vine stars who are shaping our province’s wine culture.

winefest2Celebrating Canada’s 150th | Saturday,  February 18 from 12-2pm, $109 /ticket

There’s no better place than this lunch to celebrate our theme country Canada, wave the flag and feel great about our nation and our wine and food culture. Graze through a coast-to-coast menu, listen to great music from Lesismore and chat up the 76 charming vine stars, each of whom pours two wines from their portfolio. Taste a wine for every year of Confederation (plus a couple to spare)!

february272016-mcavoy-0358The International Tasting Room | various dates available!

The International Festival Tastings are the best way to taste test Canadian wines against the rest of the world. As soon as you enter the room, you’ll be taken on a visual and viticultural journey across Canada, as you browse 76 wineries from British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Then carry on to the rest of the world, where you’ll find 104 wineries from an additional 15 countries! Saturday evening is sold out, but tickets are still available for Thursday and Friday evening and the Saturday matinee.

For all other available events, please visit the Vancouver International Wine Festival and be sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out!

 

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