Vancouver’s International Wine Festival: Beginner’s Guide to Wine


The Wine World is Here 1,750 wines • 14 countries • 178 wineries • 54 events • 8 days


Did someone say International Wine Festival?

Before the words even left our lips, the tickets to this event were already close to being sold out! But you are still in luck. As of this minute, there are still tickets available for the Dinner and Auction on February 22nd, the Wine Mingler on February 25th, the International Wine Tasting events on February 27th, 28th and March 1st, and several trade seminars. The entire event runs from February 24th – March 2nd, 2014.

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“The Vancouver International Wine Festival presented by The Vancouver Sun welcomes the world’s greatest wine producers and wine drinkers to an annual weeklong celebration of wine and food. From educational seminars, wine tastings and minglers to wine and food grazing events, lunches, winery dinners and the ever-popular Vintners Brunch, you’ll be sure to find something to please your palate.”



Purchase online:

By phone: 604.873.3311 or Toll free 1.877.321.3121. Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

In person at 305-456 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

• All ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges or replacement tickets. • All ticket prices include wine, food (if it is a food event), gratuities, service charge, and taxes. • All attendees must be 19+. NO MINORS. Note: Two pieces of ID will be required at the door. • Please taste responsibly. Make a plan to Get Home Safe. • Festival events begin promptly. Seating for latecomers is not guaranteed and money will not be refunded. • VanWineFest and Bard on the Beach do not accept liability for tickets lost or misplaced. • Program subject to change. • Group rates, winery dinners, the Gold Pass and Trade Days Conference Pass are only available until February 11, 2014. • Some limits apply to event tickets.


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