Wine lovers, get ready for the ultimate tasting event. In just over a week, the Vancouver International Wine Festival is back for its 45th installment – running for eight days this winter. So grab your sommelier hats and get ready to indulge in new sips at the Best International Wine Festival in North America.

Often attracting tens of thousands of visitors, the fest is easily one of the largest of its kind in Canada. And it’s not without good reason, as it attracts wine producers from all over the world, both big and small.

This year’s festival will focus on winemakers from Italy, with 71 of the 149 participating wineries pouring delicious Italian wines from all over the countryside.

Every year, the festival features around 35 to 40 events, including public tastings, winery dinners, brunches, minglers, seminars, and two Trade Tastings for industry professionals. Overall, the 2024 fest will serve up over 1,100 different wines from 12 different countries across the globe.

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Tickets & info

Advance tickets for the annual Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction are now on sale for $600 per person, with tickets to winery dinners available online starting at 9:30 am on January 3rd.

All remaining events will go on sale starting at 9:30 am on January 10th.

The 2024 International Wine Festival will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Saturday, February 24th to Sunday, March 3rd.

So there you have it, Vancouver! Cheers to discovering new wines in the new year.

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2024

When: Saturday, February 24th to Sunday, March 3rd
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Cost: Varies per tasting