Vancouver International Wine Festival

Comments 73 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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)

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73 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. NatalieFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 10:28am PST

    Lovely. This sounds awesome!

  2. KatherineFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 11:53am PST

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

  3. janFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 1:28pm PST

    very cool – thx

  4. BrendaFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 1:42pm PST

    I’d love to go!

  5. CliffFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 1:43pm PST

    Sounds like fun

  6. RebbekkaFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 2:04pm PST

    I’d love this!!

  7. RuthFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 3:26pm PST

    Sounds like a fantastic event

  8. EricFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 4:15pm PST

    So many fun events in Vancouver, so little money 🙁

  9. Em KayeFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 4:19pm PST

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

  10. LindaFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 4:54pm PST

    Would love to attend either of these events.

  11. ConnieFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 5:17pm PST

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

  12. lorFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 7:05pm PST

    Sounds lovely to me! 😀

  13. ElainFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 7:16pm PST


  14. Don MFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 7:38pm PST

    Accura tasting room would be great

  15. EileenFriday, February 21st, 2014 — 9:08pm PST

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

  16. RonSaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 12:20am PST

    Sounds like fun!

  17. KarenSaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 12:27am PST

    Both events sound great!

  18. BrankaSaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 9:12am PST

    Would love to win. Good luck everyone.

  19. Jennifer SearcySaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 9:16am PST

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

  20. Norma IbarraSaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 3:04pm PST

    Sounds fantastic!

  21. JeffSaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 5:43pm PST

    Would love to attend!

  22. Lucie BSaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 5:57pm PST

    Such a super contest!

  23. CathySaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 6:26pm PST

    Great events! 🙂

  24. Ken McAllisterSaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 7:30pm PST

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

  25. Darren MackaySaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 7:45pm PST

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

  26. HilarySaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 9:00pm PST

    Would love to go! Fingers crossed!

  27. NancySaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 9:26pm PST

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

  28. Frank_ZSaturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 10:01pm PST


  29. Ron SSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 5:21pm PST

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

  30. KristynSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 5:27pm PST

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

  31. mariaSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 8:09pm PST

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

  32. jeffSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 8:09pm PST

    this would be excellent!

  33. lynnSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 8:09pm PST

    I just discovered wine recently so this would be great.

  34. AllisonSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 8:25pm PST

    Would love to go!

  35. LindsaySunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 8:29pm PST

    Sounds rad! Would love a hook up!

  36. MichelleSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 8:31pm PST

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

  37. P.Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 8:40pm PST

    Sounds like fun!

  38. DilaraSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 9:26pm PST

    Sounds so fun!!

  39. CaresseSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 9:46pm PST

    Sounds fun.

  40. RosemarySunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 10:01pm PST

    This is such a great event!

  41. NicoSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 10:02pm PST

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

  42. Lyndsey Morgan JayneSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 10:08pm PST

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

  43. BecsSunday, February 23rd, 2014 — 11:02pm PST

    Yum! Yes please 🙂

  44. JeanneMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 7:26am PST

    Would love to take my husband and experience some new wines

  45. TaraMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 8:25am PST

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

  46. Doron BandelMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 8:26am PST

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

  47. LiseMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 8:47am PST

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

  48. taniaMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 11:05am PST

    I’d love this!

  49. rinoMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 11:06am PST

    This is such a great event!

  50. JacklynnMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 12:32pm PST

    wine tastings are my favourite thing!

  51. wenxiaoMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 1:10pm PST

    Life of Pie: Grazing Lunch

  52. Ariel ChiuMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 1:13pm PST

    sounds like fun!

  53. KathleenMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 1:26pm PST

    would love to go!

  54. KateMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 2:04pm PST

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

  55. JaeMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 3:20pm PST

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

  56. JamesMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 3:35pm PST

    Pick me! I would love to go 🙂

  57. MeganMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 3:41pm PST

    Would love to win!

  58. jennMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 3:56pm PST

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

  59. EileenMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 8:28pm PST

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

  60. JasonMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 9:51pm PST

    So many great events at wine fest

  61. Brent BowkerMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 9:56pm PST

    I’d love to go with my wife!

  62. yasmin HallMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 11:03pm PST

    Would love to go. Cheers!

  63. Lyn HMonday, February 24th, 2014 — 11:56pm PST

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

  64. StotesTuesday, February 25th, 2014 — 7:26am PST

    This would be great!

  65. sashaTuesday, February 25th, 2014 — 1:24pm PST

    Love to explore wine

  66. jeanieTuesday, February 25th, 2014 — 3:01pm PST

    be a great way to spend the afternoon =D

  67. VinceTuesday, February 25th, 2014 — 4:02pm PST

    Love finding new wines – this would be a blast!

  68. rob rivardTuesday, February 25th, 2014 — 4:32pm PST

    The new wines would be great

  69. Cindy KlassenTuesday, February 25th, 2014 — 6:03pm PST

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

  70. KevinTuesday, February 25th, 2014 — 11:21pm PST

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

  71. SharmiaWednesday, February 26th, 2014 — 4:32pm PST

    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.

  72. Tom GWednesday, February 26th, 2014 — 5:09pm PST

    This is a great event!!

  73. Leanne ScherpMonday, February 23rd, 2015 — 7:21pm PST

    Your contests are amazing and this looks really great!

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