The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival


The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, one of the biggest and oldest consumer wine festivals in the world, is marking its 34th year in 2012 with wines from Chile and a global focus on Cabernets. This year’s festival runs from February 27 to March 4, and features 181 participating wineries from 15 countries, amounting to more than 1,700 wines on pour.

The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival has three mandates: to provide an informative, educational and entertaining wine experience for consumers and trade, serve as a premier marketing opportunity for the wine industry, and act as a primary fundraiser for the Playhouse Theatre Company, dedicated exclusively to producing works of the contemporary repertoire.

Expected to entertain over 25,000 attendees, the festival offers seven days of special events, including the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, the centrepiece of the Playhouse Wine Festival. A must for any serious wine collector, the evening provides an unparalleled opportunity to enhance your wine cellar through auctions of rare, valuable and unusual wines, donated by some of the world’s top winemakers and private collectors. These unique wines may never again be available.

Besides the gala, the festival offers wine seminars, winery dinners and an assortment of lunches and brunches at Vancouver’s finest restaurants and hotels. For more information, visit, or follow on Twitter @PlayhouseWine.

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