Sampling the world at The Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vancouver International Wine Festival

The Vancouver International Wine Festival returns as an in-person event May 16 – 22, 2022. The 43rd annual wine and food extravaganza takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre with 101 wineries from 14 countries, featured at 27 events over seven days.

“VIWF 2022 will welcome 101 different producers from 14 countries,” says David Hopgood, chair of the Winery Selection Committee. “Our largest representation is from British Columbia, with 41 participating wineries, but there is also very strong participation from Italy with 18 producers and the United States with 14 producers. For the first time, we will be showcasing a winery from Georgia (the country, not the state)!

View the winery list here.

Complementing the Festival, restaurants and venues around the city will host winery dinners, lunches, seminars and wine minglers. The sumptuous Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859, and benefiting Bard on the Beach, will take place on Tuesday, May 17 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

The heart of the festival is the Tasting Room, where all 101 wineries will gather for four International Festival Tastings and two Trade Tastings.

Tickets for the International Festival Tastings are now on sale. Ticket prices range from $109-$129. Festivalgoers looking to enjoy a vacation or staycation in Vancouver over the Victoria Day long weekend can get a free Tasting Room ticket if they book a downtown hotel via The promotion is available until May 6, or while supplies last.