Vancouver International Wine Festival

Friday, February 21st, 2014 — 8:14am PDT
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Vancouver International Wine FestivalThe Vancouver International Wine Festival, presented by The Vancouver Sun, runs February 24th until March 2nd, 2014 taking place at venues across downtown Vancouver.

From the Acura International Festival Tasting Room and Gold Pass Tasting Lounge to the Bacchanalia Gala, wine seminars, minglers, winery dinners, lunches, brunches, and grazings, it’s the schedule is packed and almost everything is already sold out. There are a few tickets left to some of the lunches and tastings but you had better act fast!

Rocky Creek Wine

The Vancouver International Wine Festival is Canada’s premier food & wine event and it has three mandates: to provide an informative, educational and entertaining wine experience for public and trade; to be a premier marketing opportunity for the wine industry and festival partners; and to raise funds for the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society.

Vancouver International Wine Festival Contest

Thanks to Acura Canada as well as Wine Australia I have two pairs of coveted tickets to give away to the following events. Leave a comment on this post or copy/paste the text below to enter to win ticket to the event of your choice via Twitter.

Acura International Festival Tasting Room

acuralogoWhere: Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place)
What: Acura International Festival Tasting Room: If you attend only one of the festival’s 54 events, make it an International Festival Tasting. The Vancouver International Wine Festival is widely regarded as the best consumer wine show on the continent, and the Acura International Festival Tasting Room is the heart of it. You’ll find 780+ wines organized by 14 countries, starting with featured country France.

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Tickets: $89 for Thursday, February 27th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm (Friday and Saturday nights sold out)

When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (contest prize is for this event)
Tickets: $68 for Saturday afternoon

RT to enter to win tix to @vanwinefest Int’l Tasting Room from @AcuraCanada + @Miss604

Life of Pie: Grazing Lunch

WineAustraliaWhere: Loungeworks (130 West 4th Ave)
What: Life of Pie: Take your taste buds on a trip Down Under with Australia’s favourite exports: wine and pie! Sample the delights of a national food staple, the hearty meat pie (vegetarian too), and pair it with Australia’s top drops. Expect a healthy dose of Aussie humour from wine personalities while they keep your glass full.

When: Saturday, March 1st, 2014 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Tickets: Buy tickets online or call (604) 873-3311

RT to enter to win tix to @vanwinefest Life of Pie from @wine_australia + @Miss604

I will draw two winners (1 for Saturday afternoon Life of Pie and 1 for Saturday afternoon Acura International Tasting Room) at 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Must be legal drinking age to enter, win, and attend. Please enjoy responsibly.

Update The winners are @LynIsIn (Acura Tasting Room) + Brent (Life of Pie)

Current contests on


  1. Natalie says:

    Lovely. This sounds awesome!

  2. Katherine says:

    this sounds totally amazing! I would love to take my dad for his birthday!

  3. jan says:

    very cool – thx

  4. Brenda says:

    I’d love to go!

  5. Cliff says:

    Sounds like fun

  6. Rebbekka says:

    I’d love this!!

  7. Ruth says:

    Sounds like a fantastic event

  8. Eric says:

    So many fun events in Vancouver, so little money 🙁

  9. Em Kaye says:

    Love Aussie pie (and wine). In combination — heaven!

  10. Linda says:

    Would love to attend either of these events.

  11. Connie says:

    I would love to take my sister with me as we both love eating pie. And nothing goes better with pie then wine!

  12. lor says:

    Sounds lovely to me! 😀

  13. Elain says:


  14. Don M says:

    Accura tasting room would be great

  15. Eileen says:

    Both events sound like fun! Well, wine makes everything fun. 😉

  16. Ron says:

    Sounds like fun!

  17. Karen says:

    Both events sound great!

  18. Branka says:

    Would love to win. Good luck everyone.

  19. Jennifer Searcy says:

    An evening with great friends and fabulous wine. Couldn’t be better.

  20. Jeff says:

    Would love to attend!

  21. Lucie B says:

    Such a super contest!

  22. Cathy says:

    Great events! 🙂

  23. Ken McAllister says:

    My wife and I have always wanted to attend the Wine Festival. This would be a great date night!

  24. Darren Mackay says:

    The Wine Festival is always a good time. Sad I don’t already have tickets.
    Acura Tasting Room tickets please. 🙂

  25. Hilary says:

    Would love to go! Fingers crossed!

  26. Nancy says:

    That would be a great prize for me to give to my boyfriend for our 3rd year anniversary.

  27. Frank_Z says:


  28. Ron S says:

    Would love to go to either event but the Acura would be my first choice.

  29. Kristyn says:

    This looks like a great opportunity to try some world class wines!

  30. maria says:

    I can think of no better way to spend a weekend.

  31. jeff says:

    this would be excellent!

  32. lynn says:

    I just discovered wine recently so this would be great.

  33. Allison says:

    Would love to go!

  34. Lindsay says:

    Sounds rad! Would love a hook up!

  35. Michelle says:

    Great events to learn more about the different wines and how to appreciate them!

  36. P. says:

    Sounds like fun!

  37. Dilara says:

    Sounds so fun!!

  38. Caresse says:

    Sounds fun.

  39. Rosemary says:

    This is such a great event!

  40. Nico says:

    I’ve never had Aussie pie and I would be excited to try it. A hungry Nico also gets thirsty. Please please!

  41. Lyndsey Morgan Jayne says:

    I’m in!! Sounds awesome, would love to attend.

  42. Becs says:

    Yum! Yes please 🙂

  43. Jeanne says:

    Would love to take my husband and experience some new wines

  44. Tara says:

    I have never been to the Vancouver wine fest! Would love to go, sounds amazing!

  45. Doron Bandel says:

    New immigrant from Portland..would like to get to know local BC wine =)

  46. Lise says:

    This would be so much fun as my husband and I are into wine tasting!

  47. tania says:

    I’d love this!

  48. rino says:

    This is such a great event!

  49. Jacklynn says:

    wine tastings are my favourite thing!

  50. wenxiao says:

    Life of Pie: Grazing Lunch

  51. Ariel Chiu says:

    sounds like fun!

  52. Kathleen says:

    would love to go!

  53. Kate says:

    The festival always looks so fun. I’d love to attend.

  54. Jae says:

    Would love to take my gf to this. she loves wine!

  55. James says:

    Pick me! I would love to go 🙂

  56. Megan says:

    Would love to win!

  57. jenn says:

    I’d love to take my sisters and enjoy it responsibly!

  58. Eileen says:

    I’m legal, my hubbies legal, and we both drink wine and eat (veggie) pie. A match made in heaven!

  59. Jason says:

    So many great events at wine fest

  60. Brent Bowker says:

    I’d love to go with my wife!

  61. yasmin Hall says:

    Would love to go. Cheers!

  62. Lyn H says:

    Good wine should never be wasted. Would love to win!!!

  63. Stotes says:

    This would be great!

  64. sasha says:

    Love to explore wine

  65. jeanie says:

    be a great way to spend the afternoon =D

  66. Vince says:

    Love finding new wines – this would be a blast!

  67. rob rivard says:

    The new wines would be great

  68. I cater and make food for people all week. I’d love to enjoy some wine and expand my palate.

  69. Kevin says:

    Would LOVE to go to this!!!! So would my wife 🙂

  70. Sharmia says:

    I went to this event quite a few years back and it was a Wine Connoisseur’s paradise. Would love to be a part of it again this year.

  71. Tom G says:

    This is a great event!!

  72. Leanne Scherp says:

    Your contests are amazing and this looks really great!

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