Chef Meets BC Grape 2012

Comments 94 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The British Columbia Wine Institute (“BCWI”) presents the 8th Annual Chef Meets BC Grape event in Vancouver on September 20th. 75 BC wineries will be sharing more than 300 of their BC VQA wines that will be paired with 14 dishes from local Ocean Wise partner restaurants.


Amuse on the Vineyard
Butter on the Endive
Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar
Cibo Trattoria
Edible Canada
Forage Restaurant
Hapa Izakaya
Le Gavroche
Raincity Grill
Terminal City Club
The Fat Cow & Oyster Bar
The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
The Patio at Nk’Mip – Osoyoos
Paired With:
Vancouver Island
Quail’s Gate Optima
Stoneboat Vineyards Pinot Gris
CedarCreek Pinot Noir
Haywire Canyonview Vineyard Chardonnay
Young & Wyse Cabernet Sauvignon
Sperling Vineyards Old Vine Riesling
Cassini Cellars Cabernet Franc
Stag’s Hollow Viognier
Painted Rock Merlot
Black Hills Alibi
Laughing Stock Blind Trust White
Nk’ Mip Qwam Qwmt Syrah
Weekend in Tofino, B.C. - Sept. 2010
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

The event will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre East in ballrooms A & B on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 7:00am to 9:30pm. Tickets are available now for $75 each.

I also have a pair of tickets to give away to one reader and their guest. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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  • RT to enter to win tickets to #ChefMeetsBCGrape from @winebcdotcom & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 7:00pm. Must be 19+ to enter and attend this event. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home.

    Update The winner is Megan!

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94 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Stephanie SMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:51am PDT

    I love Sperling Vineyards Old Vine Riesling.. and it would be great to try some Vines paired with Ocean Wise Seafood!

  2. MarissaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:54am PDT

    BC wine paired with Ocean Wise restaurants? Major win.

  3. KirkyMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:57am PDT

    Would love to win!

  4. kylaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:01pm PDT

    What a delicious sounding event!

  5. StephanieMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:14pm PDT

    Sounds lovely.

  6. fionaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:18pm PDT

    Would love to win. I love BC wines.

  7. RachelMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:18pm PDT

    Sounds awesome!

  8. Michelle WhalenMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:29pm PDT

    Id love to win <3 Me and my boyfriend both enjoy a lovely glass of wine 🙂

  9. maryMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:39pm PDT

    something new and exciting to try out

  10. JanMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:41pm PDT

    very nice prize!

  11. JeffMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:47pm PDT

    It sounds wonderful. Pick me! Pick me!

  12. VinceMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 1:17pm PDT

    nice prize and great evening out!

  13. SheilaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 1:33pm PDT

    Sound fun! Please enter me in the contest!

  14. JimMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 1:34pm PDT

    All of that wonderful wine and fabulous food under one roof — so much to enjoy, so little time. Winning would be wonderful.

  15. RoseMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 2:05pm PDT

    I’d love to check this out! Some of the best of the best!

  16. KristaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 2:16pm PDT

    Sounds great!

  17. GregMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 2:34pm PDT

    I’m in!

  18. ChelleMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 2:38pm PDT

    I love this kind of event that shows off local food and wine!

  19. JamesMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 2:56pm PDT

    BC wine is my Fav!

  20. BrendaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 3:08pm PDT

    I love food and wine events!

  21. CliffMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 3:10pm PDT

    I’ve never been to this event but would love to go

  22. SanazMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 5:19pm PDT

    This is a great prize, would love to win it!

  23. Don MMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 5:46pm PDT

    Great lineup of restaurants and great wine!

  24. crabapplemuffinMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 6:28pm PDT

    Great chance to try all those wines that I can only afford to look at…

  25. Cindy SmithMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 7:12pm PDT

    Nice. Would make a great night out.

  26. ChelseyMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 7:28pm PDT

    Wine and food… two of my favourite things! Would love to win. 🙂

  27. JeffMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 9:02pm PDT

    What a great event!

  28. LindaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 9:08pm PDT

    This sounds delicious and educational.

  29. LorMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 9:19pm PDT

    fab event! 🙂

  30. lindaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 9:47pm PDT

    Wine & food… I’m in!

  31. AntMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 10:22pm PDT

    this is a great event! thx for the heads up miss604

  32. Sherry FMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 10:26pm PDT

    What an amazing evening… many excellent BC wines.

  33. Jeanne LiuTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 7:11am PDT

    Sounds like a great evening outting w/ a bunch of my galfriends.

  34. Jeanne LiuTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 7:11am PDT

    Sounds like a great evening outting with a bunch of my galfriends.

  35. vanessaTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 7:14am PDT

    What a fabulous event! BC wines are the best.

  36. sueTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 7:15am PDT

    Would love to partake in this adventure ! Count me in to win

  37. sueTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 7:16am PDT

    Would love to partake in this adventure !

  38. Joey KTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 7:17am PDT

    Could you really ask for much more? Some of the best local food matched up with some of the best of BC vino!!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

  39. Adrian HarrisTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 7:27am PDT

    We would absolutely love to attend this event… what a treat this would be!

  40. NatalieTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 7:29am PDT

    Always looking for new F&B trends. Looks like some great pairings!

  41. Emilia TurnerTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 8:05am PDT

    British Columbia has beautiful wine and famous Chefs

  42. LeighTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 8:37am PDT

    Wine, wine, wine. I love wine.

  43. GregTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 8:41am PDT

    Would love to take my wife!

  44. Jim CheatleyTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 8:54am PDT

    Sounds wonderful!

  45. chrissyTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 9:00am PDT

    sounds delicious!

  46. JeanneTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 9:58am PDT

    Would love to win

  47. SusannahTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 10:17am PDT

    Just went to Osoyoos and tried out some of the wines on the list. Love it all. It’d be awesome to taste great BC food with great BC wine.

  48. JudyTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 10:45am PDT

    I have never been to this event.

  49. GazzaTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 10:58am PDT

    Would be a wonderful break from our busy schedule!

  50. JeannieTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 12:49pm PDT

    I would love to go to this event…my fave things…food & wine! 🙂

  51. AlexTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 12:52pm PDT

    Food and wine. What more can you ask for! Count me in!

  52. SusannaTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 12:55pm PDT

    recently went to do a tasting at Quails Gate so would love to go to this event!

  53. Jennifer LTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 2:14pm PDT

    Food and wine is my favourite! I couldn’t think of a better place to be!

  54. SaraTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 3:58pm PDT

    wow – this is like my dream event! I would love to win tickets!

  55. BelindaTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 4:11pm PDT

    300 BC VQA wines, 14 dishes from local Ocean Wise restaurants, wow one spectacular night!

  56. TinaTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 4:46pm PDT

    Wow! awesome.

  57. DanaTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 7:53pm PDT

    Sounds scrumptious! Hope I win. x-_-x

  58. JoanneTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 8:45pm PDT

    Would love to win to experience something like this!

  59. hagTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 9:25pm PDT

    Glad the BC food and wine industries have really come into their own in the past decade or so. I would love to celebrate this by going to the event.

  60. EileenTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 9:31pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun event!

  61. KatieTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 10:04pm PDT

    I’ve wanted to attend this!

  62. MeganTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 10:35pm PDT

    Would love to go! Two of BC’s best, food and wine! And in one spot!

  63. MaeWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 1:20am PDT

    Mmm, good wine + yummy food. Great combination 😀

  64. grace cha (@sadenshi)Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 4:41am PDT

    What a great opportunity to learn more about wine pairings! Looking forwards to it, win or not.

  65. JamesWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 9:11am PDT

    What a great night out that would be. Tasting wines and food combinations created by the best in BC.

  66. CGWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 11:53am PDT

    I would love to take my mum out for a treat! She sure deserves it.

  67. DanielWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 12:51pm PDT

    Would love the chance to win tickets to this amazing event.

    Good luck to the winner, this will definately make someone’s night if not year!

  68. VictoriaWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 12:51pm PDT

    Love BC wine and food!

  69. InkOff Laser Tattoo RemovalWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 2:01pm PDT

    Delicious and mouth watering~!

  70. KristynWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 4:14pm PDT

    Sounds amazing!

  71. AdamWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 4:19pm PDT

    Chef Meets BC Grape – delicious!

  72. LynWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 4:20pm PDT

    tasty contest!

  73. JeremyWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 11:20pm PDT

    How fun would this be?! Would love to go.

  74. Megan HarrisThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 1:26am PDT

    Sounds like a great event, would love to attend!

  75. StotesThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 9:51am PDT

    Sounds like a great foodie event!

  76. TracyThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 10:42am PDT

    Wow, sounds like a yummy event, would love to attend!

  77. DouglasThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 11:27am PDT

    Try to drink VQA when I can but don’t get a chance to try any of theses restaurants. Would really like to know what they can do together.

  78. DeborahThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 12:45pm PDT

    This is one of our favorite wine and food events in the city! A must go!

  79. ValThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 3:09pm PDT

    Would love to attend.

  80. DBThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 4:11pm PDT

    Count me in!

  81. RobynThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 7:42pm PDT

    Wow, this sounds like a great event!

  82. MikeFriday, September 14th, 2012 — 10:27am PDT

    Great idea! Would love to win – what a fun event!

  83. BreanneFriday, September 14th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT

    Yum wine!

  84. Elaine DengFriday, September 14th, 2012 — 2:54pm PDT

    I’d love to win!

  85. EileenSaturday, September 15th, 2012 — 8:21am PDT

    Sounds fun!

  86. Siobhan S.Saturday, September 15th, 2012 — 9:38am PDT

    This would be a great learning opportunity! I’m always wondering which wine should go with different foods.
    Thanks for another wonderful contest.

  87. NatalieSaturday, September 15th, 2012 — 10:18am PDT

    What an awesome pairing! Wine and me? love the idea!

  88. ErikaSaturday, September 15th, 2012 — 3:27pm PDT

    This sounds great! I would love to check it out!

  89. IanSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 1:42pm PDT

    I’ve been recently trying Peller Estates and they’re actually pretty darn good. I’d love to try a few more!!!

  90. JessicaSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 4:17pm PDT

    Would love to attend!

  91. Katie MSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 6:39pm PDT

    Would love to win this! Big wine & food aficionado!

  92. Katie MSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 6:40pm PDT

    Would love to win this! Love wine!

  93. christinaSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 6:43pm PDT

    I <3 WINE
    Should probably learn more about what to "pair" with it… but it tastes SO GOOD ON ITS OWN!!!

  94. Brent BowkerSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 6:47pm PDT

    Love BC wines, pick me please 🙂

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