2013 Vancouver International Wine Festival Tickets – Going, Going, â€¦ get them before theyâ€™re gone
Going, Going, â€¦ get them before theyâ€™re goneÂ by the Traveling Gourmand for Hello Vancity
Absolutely the hottest ticket(s) in town right now are the tickets for those terrificÂ events of the Vancouver International Wine Festival.
Winery dinners, lunches, grazing, mingling and seminars are currently upÂ for grabs at VanWineFest.ca available 24/7 online this year or through the VanWineFest box office at (604) 873-3311 Toll free at 1-877-321-3121 or in personÂ at #305 – 456 West Broadway, Vancouver (Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm)
With six events (at time of this writing) already completely SOLD OUT make sure you donâ€™t miss out.
In less than 36 hours into sales the ever popular Dine Italia, True Blend: AntinoriÂ & Antica, Vintnerâ€™s Brunch, Signorello @ Blue Water CafÃ©, 25 Under $25, andÂ A Joseph Phelps Celebration at West Restaurant are sellouts.
Despair not there are many more fabulous events with tickets left. WineryÂ dinners for your consideration include: From Burrard to Road 13 FleuriÂ Restaurant, Long Shadows: A Glowbal Voyage Coast Restaurant,Â Natural Balance: Bonterra and OruÂ Oru Restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific RimÂ Hotel, A Tour of California MARKET by Jean Georges, Bella Napa Cioppinoâ€™sÂ Mediterranean Grill, Cal-Italian Escape Don Francesco Ristorante, Celebrate aÂ California Icon The Boathouse at Kits Beach, Chateau Olivier at Le GavrocheÂ Le Gavroche, Fontodi and Hawksworth Hawksworth Restaurant, The SecretÂ of Stagsâ€™ and Etude The Secret Location, Wagner Family of Wine At CinCinÂ CinCin Ristorante + Bar, Canadian Wine Awards Dinner Edible Canada at theÂ Market, Gaga for Bottega at Siena Siena Trattoria, and Pure Delight! MissionÂ Hill & Brix Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar.
Lunches with tickets available: Savour California Flavour VCC West, BallroomÂ D, Aussie Barbie Vancouver Rowing Club, B.C. Paired: Indulge Your SensesÂ Provence Marinaside, New Zealand â€“ Passionate Pairings! The Boathouse atÂ Kits Beach, and Raise a Glass for Argentina Lift Bar Grill View.
Minglers with tickets available: California Cruisinâ€™ Brix Restaurant, and AÂ Chardonnay Kitchen Party Miele Showroom.
Flavours of the Festival, a Sunday brunch held at the Fairmont Waterfront stillÂ available.
Wine Seminars also with tickets available: Blind Tasting Challenge, CinqÂ Cepages Vertical Tasting, All About Chardonnay, Ridge Revealed, RegionalÂ Superstars of California,Â A Taste of Tradition: Lanson, Napa Valley Rocks,Â Somona Face-Off: Pinot vs Zin, and Meet your Match. Held various offsiteÂ locations and VCC West.
But act fast because every event at the Vancouver International Wine FestivalÂ is a winner. You absolutely canâ€™t go wrong no matter your choice. Prices varyÂ from outright cheap to lofty so do your homework and then jump in to make yourÂ choices while there is still such a good assortment of events available.
International Tasting Room your best bet is usually the Thursday evening,Â notable although not a weekend, the number of wineries and pourings will equalÂ the other nights but with fewer tickets sold and less crowds.
Keeping in mind the top sellers are always Friday and Saturday night at theÂ International Tasting Room so get on that now. Donâ€™t be disappointed.
Finally, last but not least, tickets are still available for Bacchanalia Gala DinnerÂ + Auction held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
My own recommendations for anyone still having an understandably hardÂ time choosing: Blind Tasting Challenge, Meet your Match, Somona, Face-Off: Pinot vs Zin, A Chardonnay Kitchen Party, Aussie Barbie, A Tour ofÂ California, Flavours of the Festival, and Natural Balance: Bonterra and Oru.
Please act quickly as tickets are going fast for all the remaining events.Â (availability accurate as of early evening January 9) More updates to come soÂ check back often at hellovancity.com.
An update by the Traveling Gourmand for hellovancity.com