Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Get Ready to Buy Your 2018 VanWineFest Tickets! On sale as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday January 10!

Wine Barbarian Bill Tieleman with New Zealand's Jim Robertson from Stoneleigh [and other fine wines] at the 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival - and a couple of our exuberant fans! 

2018 VanWineFest Tickets On Sale! Don't miss out! 

Important news from the Vancouver International Wine Festival - I hope to see you there!

Tickets to all public events at Canada's premier wine show, February 24 - March 4, go on sale Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m .The Vancouver International Wine Festival is an eight-day celebration of wine and food that features 51 events, including dinners, the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, lunches, minglers and wine & food parties, educational seminars and the Tasting Room, where the 173 participating wineries gather to serve ~750 wines. 

Check out some of the vine stars coming to Vancouver this year!

This year, the spotlight is on Iberian Peninsula neighbours Spain and Portugal, highlighting their wines through special events and the theme section of the Tasting Room. 
Please note: ticket limits apply to some events. Vintners Brunch is only available in person or by phone.

View all 2018 events through the links below or read on for details on different event types: 

Event Listing 
snapshot of festival events 
Festival at a Glance (pdf)  
clickable calendar
2018 Brochure 
read at your leisure 

Trade Days Conference events, which are restricted to those in the hospitality and food and beverage industries, go on sale Wednesday, January 17. The three-day, 12-event trade program is February 28-March 2.

Bill Tieleman with Greg Corra of the fabulous Inland Trading wines of Australia
 and an agent whose name I unfortunately forgot - apologies! 


The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room is home to all 173 participating wineries, as well as Regional Tasting Stations from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain. Choose from four International Festival Tastings sessions: Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening or Saturday matinee. Want to kick it up a notch? 

Enhance your Friday or Saturday evening tasting with the VIP experience in the Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge. Enjoy some great bites, select festival wines, and comfortable seating with an amazing view, then head next door to the Tasting Room though an adjoining door.

Or go all in on a Gold Pass that gives you access to all six sessions in the Tasting Room (four International Festival Tastings and two Trade Tastings, presented by ContainerWorld), the invitation-only Festival Taste on Thursday, plus the Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge on Friday and Saturday.

Stay, Save and Sip

If you book a hotel room through StayVancouverHotels.com, you will receive a free ticket, a $75-$99 value, to the International Festival Tasting of your choice! 

Choose from 36 downtown hotels and four tasting sessions. Book by February 15, while supplies last.

For more information and full details, go to the Vancouver International Wine Festival website.  See you there!


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