One of our favourite wine festivals are back for its 41st year and we’re so excited that this year’s featured wine region is California! Ticket sales for public events go on sale Wednesday, January 9 at 9:30 am, so be sure to check out all the events they have lined up before they sell out.
The 2019 festival runs from February 23 to March 3 and features a range of events including winery dinners and lunches, wine seminars and our favourite, the international festival tasting! The dining experiences and seminars will fill your stomach and mind with but what we love most about the international tasting room is that we always walk away with new found favourites in our arms.
This year’s International Festival Tastings will feature 160 participating wineries from 15 countries with 53 participating wineries from California. The cost of the International Festival Tasting event ranges from $84 to $109 online and with access to so many different wineries, the cost is worth it.
We recently took a trip to the Napa Valley and can’t wait to visit the tasting booths of some wineries that we didn’t get a chance to visit. Tastings in Napa Valley start upwards from $25 and we quickly realized that those costs could add up. Having access to so many wineries at the festival tasting makes it a unique experience that you don’t have to travel far for.
Here’s a list of some wineries that we’re looking to make time for at the event:
- Stag’s Leap (California)
- Signorello Vineyards (California)
- Silver Oak (California)
- Ridge (California)
- Schloss Johannisberg (Germany)
- Burrowing Owl (Canada)
- Culmina (Canada)
- Painted Rock (Canada)
To learn more about events and tickets, visit www.vanwinefest.ca.