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Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017
Jan 10, 2017

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2017VIWF 2017

It's that time of the year again.
The time to fully immerse yourself in everything wine.

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is nearly upon us, scheduled this year from February 11-19, 2017.
This year Canada is the theme country, which stands to reason, as 2017 marks our 150th Birthday.
Named the #1 Food Wine & Hospitality Event in Canada, by BizBash, VIWF returns for its 39th year with
1650 wines, 54 events, and 180 wineries from 60 countries - now that is a lot of wine!

The No-Brainer

International Festival Tasting:
780 wines poured by 180 participating wineries.
  • Thursday, February 16, 7-10 p.m. – $89

  • Friday, February 17, 7-10 p.m. – $95

  • Saturday, February 18 Matinee, 2:30-5 p.m. – $79

  • Saturday, February 18 Evening, 7-10 p.m. – $95  here

    Read my 10 Tasting Room Tips

Wine Dinners

  • A Culmination of Flavours 6:30-10:30pm, February 13th features Canadian wine legend Don Triggs and the wines of Culmina Family Estate Winery. $225 here
  • M. Chapoutier Terroir Trip 6:30-10pm, February 15th is an international road trip of wine from Alsace to Australia, with the wines of legendary Michel Chapoutier. $175 here
  • Meyer Family at Hawksworth 6:30-10pm, February 15th taste the award-winning Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of Meyer along with dinner paired by David Hawksworth. $225 here
  • Terroir-Passion-Excellence 6:30-10pm, February 15th is a showcase of Jean-Luc Colombo's fantastic, Rhone wines. $175 here
  • Alpha Box & Dica @ Chambar 6:30-10pm, February 19th offers a lineup of Australian wines paired with a multi-course meal at Chambar: wine and food without boundaries. $120 here
  • Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction 6-11pm February 11th. If you are feeling flush, this is the dinner of the dinner of the festival, wine flows and food just keeps coming. Bring the checkbook. $450 here

Wine Lunches

  • Cool Climate, Cool View February 18th, 11:30-1:30 this wine mingler lunch introduces you to some delicious cool-climate wines from around the world. $80 here
  • Dine Italia February 18th, 11:30-1:30 taskes you on a tasting tour of wines, from around Italy, paired with a delicious multi-course lunch at La Terrazza. $180 here

Wine Minglers

  • I Heart Bubbly 8-10pm, February 14th is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day, sipping bubbles from around the world, paired with small bites. $59 here
  • Wines of Canada Party 8-10pm, February 15th - need I say more; canapes and Canadian wine. $59 here

Wine Seminars

  • Oculus Retrospective 4-5:30, February 14th takes a look at the age-worthy back-vintages of Mission Hill's icon red. $125 here
  • BC's Original Icon 4-5:30, February 15th takes a look at back vintages of Black Hill's flagship Nota Bene. $125 here
  • Discover Ontario's Cool February 16th 5:15-6:45pm. Vines editor, Christopher Waters who has a couple decades of knowledge under his belt, leads the seminar. $50 here
  • BC Pioneers & New Kids February 17th 5:15-6:45pm takes a look at what's new and what's established in BC wine with Kurtis Kolt and DJ Kearney. $50 here
  • Trans Canada Tasting February 18th 5:15-6:45pm is a cross-Canada wine tour led by Barbara Philip MW and John Szabo MS. $60 here

~Daenna Van Mulligen

*photo and logos courtesy of Vancouver International Wine Festival

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