There is no shortage of great winery tasting rooms, high end wine stores, but if you really want to taste a cross section of all the wines that British Columbia has to offer you have to attend a wine event. Typically there are dozens to hundreds of booths from wineries across the province, Canada, and the World. Most wineries sample several wines including their top shelf reverse wines. Normally you can speak directly to the owner or winemaker, or at least a knowledgeable and passionate sales representative. Everyone is excited to talk your ear off about their wines and answer all your questions.
New West’s BC Uncorked
April 4th 2020
Boosting 75 wineries from across British Columbia and 14 food vendors, BC Uncorked, can’t be missed. BC Uncorked is an all-inclusive event, so you don’t need to buy additional food and drink tokens. Plus you will be drinking in support of the Royal Colombian Hospital Foundation BC Uncorked is located at New Westminster’s Anvil Center so be sure to get a safe ride home on the skytrain. There is a pop-up liquor store on site, so pick-up your favourite wine to share with friends.
April 18th 2020
Harrison Hot Springs Uncorked Wine Festival is a two day event in the Fraser Valley’s beautiful Harrison Hot Springs Resort Village. The main festival event happens on Saturday 18th 2020 from 1:00 to 4:30 in the Memorial Hall.
You can buy a bottle of Maan Farm’s Wine and your other favourites at the Old Settler pop-up liquor store.
Local restaurants host winemaker’s dinner on Friday and Saturday (separate from the festival tickets). So why not make a weekend out of it. This event sells out every year so buy your tickets and book your accommodations now.
Kamloops Wine Festival
June 12 2020
The Kamloops Wine Festival Grand Tasting Party is hosted at the Coast Hotel & Conference Centre on June 12 2020 from 7:30pm to 10pm. All to raise money for the Kamloops Art Gallery. Stag’s Head Liquor Store will be on site, so be sure to bring home a bottle.
Fort Langley Cranberry Festival
October 10th, 2020
The Fort Langley Cranberry Festival is not really a wine festival, but rather a 35,000 person strong farmers’ market. Glover Road is shut down to make way for booths selling fruits and vegetables, artisan crafts, food trucks, and of course beer and wine.
East Kootenay Wine Festival
November 6th and 7th 2020
The 19th Annual East Kootenay Wine Festival takes place at the breathtaking Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, and features over 150 wines from across BC. There are house-made hors d’oeuvres, local artisans, and a Mardi Gras themed after-party with live music.