TOP 10 WINE EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaA country that used to feature just 28 wineries of repute, Canada now boasts more than 700 quality vineyards producing highly rated, fine wines.

From small family wine operations to huge, million dollar wine estates operated by large companies, one of the major attractions of the top wine events in Canada is the opportunity to shop for exclusive, top quality wines direct from the wineries.








Niagara Icewine Festival
mid January
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaA popular event for almost 20 years, the Niagara Icewine Festival showcases the best in icewine created by wineries across Niagara that be accessed by traveling the wine route and stopping to savor the best in local Icewines.

For more information abut the Niagara IceWine Festival visit:
http://www.niagarawinefestival.com





Cuvée Weekend Wine Experience
late February – early March
Niagara, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaA popular event for more than a quarter of a century, the Cuvée Weekend Wine Experience showcases the most respected Ontario wines as selected by winemakers and other experts. One of the most popular parts of this event is the optional, black tie Cuvée Gala event at which the winemakers themselves showcase their most respected wines for tasting, after which the Aprés Cuvée event highlights icewines and sparkling wines and even amazing food presented by some of Ontario's top chefs. A popular part of the event is the opportunity to visit many of the wineries featured on the Cuvée en Route tour.

For more information about the Cuvée Weekend Wine Experience visit:
http://cuvee.ca





Vancouver International Wine Festival
late February – early March
Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaA well respected event for a third of a century, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, also known as VanWineFest, is recognized as Canada's premier food & wine event and one of the biggest, best and oldest wine festivals on earth offering wine enthusiasts a chance to meet winemakers from all over the world. Favorite facets of the event include wine tastings and pairings, wine seminars, gourmet dinners and luncheons and educational seminars.

For more information about the Vancouver International Wine Festival visit:
http://www.vanwinefest.ca/





Winnipeg Wine Festival
late April – early May
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaThe public is invited to sample over 515 wines from 134 wineries at the Winnipeg Wine Festival, with the week of events place place across multiple venues in Winnipeg including the chance to enjoy a wide range of more than 520 wines from over 130 different wineries and different countries as well as all over Canada. Much of this selection of wines is exclusive to the festival and virgin to the region of Manitoba. Now in its 12th year, the Winnipeg Wine Festival has grown to be one of the largest and most respected wine festivals in the country and comes complete with a rage of fun events as well as the ever popular Gala Dinner & Auction.

For more information about the Winnipeg Wine Festival visit:
http://www.winnipegwinefestival.com/





Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island
late May
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaShowcasing more than 225 wines from all over the world, the Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island offers 2 nights of amazing wines and foods prepared by talented chefs. A popular wine vent for over 18 years, the Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island displays almost 40 booths with wines originating in over twelve different countries. Highlights of the wine festival include, a juried wine competition, the Grand Tasting event introducing new wines and much more.

For more information about the Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island visit:
http://www.peiwinefest.com/





Sélections mondiales des Vins Canada
late May – early June
Québec City, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaStarted thirty years ago, the Sélections mondiales des Vins Canada event set to recognize the skills of the main Canadian wine-producing houses is now an international wine championship held each year in Québec and is recognized to be one of the most important wine competitions in North America. Attracting more than 1800 wines from over wine 600 producers all over the world – over 35 wine producing countries – the Sélections mondiales des Vins Canada showcases a wide variety of wines including sweet, still and sparkling, whites, reds and rosés.

For more information about the Sélections mondiales des Vins Canada visit:
http://www.smvcanada.ca/en/





National Wine Awards of Canada
mid June
Niagara, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaThe National Wine Awards of Canada, also known as “The Nationals”, take place in mid June in Niagara, Ontario, to discover and award Canadians making the best wine in Canada. The 17 judges are top wine critics, journalists and educators from all over Canada coming together to blind taste and judge 1,100 wines from across the country.

For more information about the National Wine Awards of Canada visit:
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/1100-wines-from-across-the-country-compete-in-the-national-wine-awards-of-canada-1802537.htm





World Wine Awards of Canada
early – mid September
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaThe World Wine Awards of Canada, also known as “The Worlds”, take place in early to mid September in Toronto to find out about the bet in wines all over the world sold in Canada. This competition is open to both imported and domestic wines for sale in Canada. Judges are top wine critics, journalists and educators from all over Canada.

For more information about the World Wine Awards of Canada visit:
http://www.winealign.com/awards/2013/06/24/wwac_home/





Niagara Wine Festival
mid – late September
St Catherine’s, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaA favorite wine festival for more than 61 years, the Niagara Wine Festival not far from Toronto helps wine enthusiasts enjoy the wines of the Niagara Wine Route during harvest with weekends of live entertainment including parades, culinary and wine seminars, wine-making contests, presentations of over 100 VQA wines, more than 30 award-winning wineries along with Niagara cuisine and great entertainment.

For more information abut the Niagara Wine Festival visit:
http://www.niagarawinefestival.com/





Fall Okanagan Wine Festival
mid October
Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaOne of many highly respected wine festivals in the Okanagan, the ten day Fall Okanagan Wine Festival that showcases the amazing local wines of British Columbia is ranked as one of the top 100 events by the American Bus Association. Growing every year, the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival celebrates the success of the amazing local wines of British Columbia highlighted with a harvest with gourmet meals in more than 165 events around the valley.

 For more information about the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival visit:
http://www.thewinefestivals.com







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