35th Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival: Win 2 Tickets to the Show! **Contest Closed**

Over 750 wines • 180 wineries • 15 countries

Back in its 35th year with the Theme Region – California and a Global Focus on Chardonnay. – the Vancouver Wine Festival runs from February 25th to March 3rd, 2013.


The wine world is here for Canada’s premier wine show. The Wine Fest is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world, offering something for every level of wine drinker, collector and trade professional. Winery principals (winemaker, proprietor, senior executive) representing 175 selected wineries from 15 countries will be in attendance to pour and discuss their wines. Every year, this international festival shines the spotlight on one country or region, and that region has more wineries, wines and events than any other. There also is a global varietal focus: For 2013, the regional theme is California and the global focus is Chardonnay. The Festival will take place in the beautiful Vancouver Convention Center West.

Although the weekend is packed with wine seminars, luncheins and industry events – nothing beats the Tasting Room where you can hop from country to country sampling all of the different wines.

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival

Once you enter the Tasting Room, you’re handed an empty glass and a license to start sampling! Everything is on display and nothing is off limits. Sample the very best of wine, port, rosé, sparkling, erlot, champaign and plenty more! Not a wine coneisseur? No worries! Each winery booth will give you the rundown on exactly what you’re tasting whether you’re a novice or a pro. And don’t forget to pace yourself  though….because you can take back 3 or 4 glasses of wine in just a few minutes…

Be sure to buy your tickets in advance as many events sell out fast.

Contest: Win 2 Tickets to the Vancouver Wine Festival!

This year the Pan Pacific Vancouver will give away 2 tickets to the wine tasting event on Thursday February 28, from 7 to 10pm.

To Enter, all you have to do is:

1) Re-Tweet this post on Twitter:

I want to win 2 FREE tix to the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival from @Panpacificvan #VanWineFest http://ow.ly/i5jJG OR

2) Leave a comment below and tell us why YOU deserve to go to this year’s festival (and we’ll pick a random winner).

OR do BOTH for an additional entry!

*Winners will be selected Thursday February 28 at 12 noon. Must be 19 years of age to enter and win. Photo ID will be required for pickup.

Plan a Safe Ride Home
Each year we remind all guests to never drink and drive after the Wine Festival – so be sure to plan your transportation in advance!

If you’re looking to make a night out of this special evening, The Pan Pacific Vancouver (which is footsteps away from the Vancouver Convention Center) will be offering offering hotel stays starting at $169 a night.