Whistler Wine Walk

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Every Friday evening in October from 5-7pm, Whistler Tourism offers an incredble free (yes, FREE!) BC wine and local art event- Whistler Wine Walk. I learned about this event while visiting Whistler last week and to be honest, I thought it was too good to be true, so I had to come check it out for myself and I am so happy that I did!

Whistler Wine Walk pairs beautiful local art from four galleries around the Village with BC wine and delicious canapes made by Whistler Cooks. I picked up my passport from the first location, The Gallery at the Fairmont, and started the self-guided tour. When I arrived, I was offered a glass of Nk’Mip Cellars Dreamcatcher or Merlot. I opted for the Dreamcatcher, a blend of Riesling, Sauvingon Blanc, Ehrenfelser and Pinot Noir which paired perfectly with the canape at this location- a creamy sun dried tomato garlic goat cheese crostini. To our surpise, this location also gave us a beautiful Bear print from a local artist to take home! A great piece of art to add to the walls in our family cabin.

Our next stop was the Audain Art Museum which offered Tinhorn Creek Pinot Gris and Merlot alongside a sweet canape- a chocolate graham cracker smore cup with toasted marshmellow on top. The museum offered a mini art experience that was limited but welcomes guests back for 50% off admission with their passport.

Then, we strolled across the street to the Maury Young Arts Centre where they had a Teeny Tiny Art Show & Exhibit happening. At this location, Cedar Creek Chardonnay and Cabernet Merlot was offered alongside a smoked salmon tulip with caper and dill cream. This gallery showcases over 90 artists who created mini-materpieces (3 by 3 inches) and had a table set up for guests to paint their own creation! Of course I tested my artistic skills and painted a cute uncorkBC painting (see below).

Our final stop, the Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery at the Westin, poured Mission Hill Cabernet Merlot and Pinot Grigio alongside a beef tartar with fresh parmesan crostini. It was a perfect final stop of the self-guided tour- especially since The Dublin or Garabaldi Lift Company are within seconds away, in case you wanted to keep the party going!

I highly recommend the Whistler Wine Walk to anyone who loves doing something new and fun, enjoys BC wine and has appreciation for local art. Be sure to grab a passport and take a stroll through the village, happening for only two more Fridays on October 18th and October 25th from 5-7pm. I recommend staying around 20-25 minutes per gallery to allow for enough time to walk to each location to enjoy the full experience.

More information on the Wine Walk can be found here. Also, don’t miss Whistler’s celebration of Food and Drink, Cornucopia, which is happening from November 7-17, 2019.