Applications for the 40th Vancouver International Wine Festival are now open until May 31, 2017.

The 40th annual festival will take place from February 24 until March 4, 2018 and will feature Portugal and Spain as the theme countries.

VanWineFest is a curated festival. Winery applications must be submitted by a registered and active BC wine agent on behalf of suppliers they represent in the BC market. All applications are reviewed by a knowledgeable Winery Selection Committee.

The first round of selected wineries will be announced (embargoed) on June 29, 2017.

Please review the Winery Application, Special Event Wine Submission and Sponsored Event Proposal Guidelines before you begin the application process.

Winery Dinner Proposals will be open to selected wineries from June 29 until July 31, 2017.

For additional information, please contact Visnja Vukelich, Administrative Director.

Theme Country Fees

Theme country fees will apply to all selected Portuguese and Spanish wineries. Funds received from Portuguese and Spanish wineries will go towards the cost of producing theme country activities. These fees are in addition to the VIWF winery table fee.

Theme Fee Memo: Portugal & Spain

For more information regarding theme country fees please contact:

Harry Hertscheg, Executive Director, VIWF

Please note: Registration information does not carry over from the previous festival. Please re-register below and remember to submit your completed applications by May 31, 2017.