Foods and Wines

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2018


February 24 to March 4, 2018

The Vancouver International Wine Festival welcomes the World’s greatest wine producers and wine aficionados to the annual weeklong celebration of wine and food. From educational wine seminars to tastings, you’ll be sure to find something to please your palate. Spain, together with Portugal, will be the theme countries in this 40th edition of The Vancouver International Wine Festival where the show will feature 173 wineries from 15 countries for the 25,000 visitors.

One the agenda…

Big, Bold & Beautiful
Winery Dinners
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a journey of discovery through Spain’s ancient and diverse wine landscape. Host Miguel Gil of the Gil Family Estates’ collection of 11 wineries will guide you through his journey into making multiple award-winning wines, providing personal insights into the allure of Spanish wines today. Don’t miss this immaculately prepared and expertly paired dinner from executive chef Neil Taylor.

Savour Spain
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A spectacular party featuring Spanish wines and tapas. Discover food-friendly wines from the country with the most land under vines in the world, as well as mouth-watering Spanish delicacies. This brilliant evening of wine, food and Spanish music is the perfect opportunity to taste and discover all that Spain has to offer.

A Sparkling Experience
Winery Dinners
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Four generations of artisanal work are expressed through the finesse and elegance of the Cavas from Juvé y Camps. You won’t want to miss this unique, Spanish sparkling dining experience pairing sparkling gems with ARC‘s executive chef Dennis Peckham’s cuisine!

Torres: History Builds Future
Wine Seminars
Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm

Join Miguel Torres Maczassek, 5th generation of a family which passes on values of excellence from one generation to the next.  He will share how the Torres belief in social, environmental and economic sustainability, and by combining the traditions inherited by his ancestors, will provide the constant innovation to lead the future.

Alvaro Palacios Wine Star
Wine Seminars
Friday, March 2, 2018
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm

Dynamic visionary Alvaro Palacios has had an immeasurable impact on Spanish winemaking. From roots in his family’s famed Palacios Remondo in Rioja, Alvaro went on to pioneer the two highly important regions of Priorat and Bierzo. This seminar will feature highly sought-after and award-winning wines from his three distinct properties.


Viva Iberia!
Lunches and Brunch
Saturday, March 3, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of Spain and Portugal at this spectacular grazing lunch, featuring all the participating Portuguese and Spanish wineries. Enjoy great wines, delicious dishes and tasty tapas, set against the stunning North Shore backdrop.


Spain’s Blockbusters
Wine Seminars
Saturday, March 3, 2018
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm

Blockbuster wines are being produced across Spain. Join Rhys Pender MW for a journey from the established classics of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, through intense wines from ancient vines, to the brilliant modern re-discoveries of Priorat, Jumilla and Yecla and the exciting new individual intrigue of the Pago DO’s.

Top Ten Tasting Tips

Álvaro Palacios / Palacios Remondo / Descendientes de J. Palacios
Bodegas Alvear
ARAEX Grands Spanish Fine Wines
Arínzano Vinos de Pago
Bodegas Arráez
Bodegas Ateca / Bodegas Tridente  / Bodegas Rosario Vera
Cellers Baronia del Montsant
Les Vins Bonhomme
Campo Viejo
Cellars Can Blau / Bodegas Atalaya / Bodegas Shaya
Familia Castaño
Grupo Chivite
CVNE – Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España
Grupo Faustino
Bodegas Franco-Españolas
Gonzáles Byass
Guy Anderson Wines
Bodegas Juan Gil
Juvé & Camps
Bodegas Lustau
Bodega de Moya
Muriel Wines
Marqués de Murrieta
Parés Baltà / Gratavinum
Bodegas Pedro Luis Martínez / Alceño
Dominio de Punctum
Rioja Vega / Príncipe de Viana
Marqués de Riscal
Bodegas San Valero
Segura Viudas
Bodega Sierra Norte / Bodegas Elias Mora / Losado Vinos de Finca
Bodegas Valdemar
Verum Bodegas y Viñedos


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We look forward to seeing you there,


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