Crush Grand Tasting: 2017 Whistler Cornucopia Recap

Diana Chan November 27, 2017 Event, Whistler, winery

The Crush Grand Tasting is one of their signature events for Cornucopia Whistler on the first weekend. Crush creates a vibrant atmosphere for attendees to sip, savour and sample their way through the night and get to know new wines, creating new favourites.

There were 2 rooms full of booths with wineries from around the world and it’s easy to discover a new gem or a few handful of gems.

We got the Crush Early Entry tickets and it gave us a head start for a limited number of attendees to the Crush Gala Tasting.

We had the chance to interact with dozens of wineries and sip and savor a fantastic collections of wine. The opportunity to talk one-on-one with winemakers and producers from local and international.

We definitely had a chance to discover a new gem or five. What differentiated this event from the Grand Cellar event was the more presence of international wineries and you could taste all top 25 wines that were picked during the weekend.

There are Sommelier Tours presented by Taste Whistler, which lets Sommeliers guide you through the tasting room and learn about the wine featured at Crush.

To pair with the beverages, there were minimal booths in the area with snacks. It was mostly sweets as the event started later in the evening after dinner.

There were macarons from The Flower Pot from Pemberton. So delicious and I probably had 10 over the weekend.

Centreplate had a bunch of different sweets like this Croquembouche.

Final Thoughts

Overall, it was good to see all these wineries under one roof and anything you want. As there isn’t a lot of food, it’s good to eat a light dinner beforehand.

To learn more about Cornucopia, Whistler’s celebration of food and drink, visit

4010 Whistler Way, Whistler

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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