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British Columbia Wine Country
Calendar of Events
(Last updated: 06/14/2016 )

Vancouver & Other BC Island Wine Regions

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Event

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Thu - Sun
Jul 14 – 17
Times vary by location
Victoria Taste.  Taste uncorks with an evening tasting of more than 100 British Columbia wines and local cuisine prepared by top Vancouver Island chefs.  Not just a wine festival, this culinary tourism experience is an extra long weekend of tastings, seminars and events…a festival with a culinary conscience.  Event tickets sell quickly. Various locations, Victoria, BC
Fri & Sat
July 23 & 24
7 am
Cowichan Valley Grape Escape.  Every year hundreds of cyclists pedal for a cure in the fight against MS. This two day tour is open to all cycling levels. Experience the beautiful Southern Vancouver Island hospitality including wines, artisans, chefs and breathtaking scenery all in helping to raise money for Canadian research in the cure of multiple sclerosis. Shawnigan Lake School
1975 Renfrew Road
Shawnigan Lake, BC
Sat & Sun
Jul 23 & 24
Cowichan Valley Grape Escape Bike Tour.  Come experience cycling the beautiful Southern Vancouver Island hospitality, wines, artisans, cuisine and breathtaking scenery while helping raise money for Canadian research into the cause and cure of multiple sclerosis. Shawnigan Lake
Vancouver Island, BC
Sat
Aug 6
1 – 4 pm
Galiano Wine and Beer Tasting Festival.  Informal and joyful, the wine and beer festival is an open-air event that is a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon.  And at $45 a ticket, it is great value.  The price of entrance includes unlimited tasting, a crested Riedel crystal wine glass and a beer glass (yes, two glasses included this year), fresh-made finger food, and entertainment.  They also have Galiano artists exhibiting and selling their original work.  There’s room to move around, no long waits for the wines and beers/ales you want to taste, plenty of time to talk with the wine merchants, wine makers and beer makers as well as hanging out with your old and new friends. Lion’s Club Field
Galiano Island, BC
Fri
Aug 12
Time TBA
Alpine Wine Festival.  Enjoy a variety of delicious wine samples and gourmet food while you soak in the live music and stunning mountain views overlooking Strathcona Provincial Park. Relish in the intimate guitar music of Chilean-born virtuoso Rodrigo Figueroa, who returns to the festival by popular demand to perform his exceptional mix of Latin- and Blues-inspired melodies. There will also be a silent auction on the night with all proceeds going to the VI Mountain Sports Society.

Tickets are $30, which include entry, 8 sampling tickets, a souvenir glass and a small selection of light, gourmet appetizers. Additional sample tickets will be available for purchase on the night at $1 per ticket. For an additional $20, you can also enjoy the gourmet BBQ dinner on the sundrenched patio, which includes your choice of carved strip loin, supreme chicken breast or filet of salmon.
Mount Washington Resort
Vancouver Island, BC
Sun
Sep 11
1 – 5 pm
22nd Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields.  Now in its 22nd year, the Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields is BC’s longest standing local food celebration. This four hour wandering gourmet harvest festival highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, guests stroll across a farmer’s field, traveling from tent to tent (sometimes through the barn, past the tractor or around the chicken coop), listening to live music, and tasting gourmet creations from BC top chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers. Laurica Farm and Fraser Common Farm
(enter through the Laurica Farm main gate)
25775 12 Avenue,
Langley (Aldergrove), BC
Sep 23 – Oct 3
Times vary
Savour Cowichan Festival.  From roadside stands to restaurants, local farmers and chefs treat yourself to unforgettable feasts and fare from the bounty of the Cowichan Valley’s coastal waters and rolling agricultural lands.  Sparkling whites, spicy reds and crisp ciders—freshly bottled and award-winning libations to quench your thirst at Cowichan Valley vineyards and orchards from the Malahat to Yellow Point. You can either use their self guided tour maps or hire transportation (including groups) to help you Savour Cowichan. Cowichan, BC
Fraser Valley Wine Region
& City of Vancouver, BC

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