5 essential fall and winter B.C. wine events

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Update your fall/winter calendar right here with these five key wine events happening in Vancouver and elsewhere in B.C.

Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

October 3 to 13
The valley’s biggest celebration features dozens of dinners, tastings, parties and more. Signature events include the prestigious B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards; Sensation, a food, wine, art, music and culture pairing event; and the Fall WestJet Wine Tastings.

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival

November 4 to 9
The annual foodie fest features a series of collaboration dinners between local and celebrated North American chefs, as well as signature events such as the EAT! Harvest Party and EAT! Pastry Day. 

Cornucopia

November 7 to 17
Head to the hills for 10 days of wine, spirits, beer, food and fresh mountain air at Whistler’s annual celebration of food and drink. 

Dine Out Vancouver Festival

January 17 to February 2, 2020
Start the New Year right with 17 satisfying days of delicious dining. Aside from dozens (and dozens) of restaurants offering prix-fixe menus, the fest features BC VQA wine pairings, food tours, masterclasses and global guest-chef collaborations. 

Vancouver International Wine Festival

February 25 to March 1, 2020
Oooh la la, France is back as the theme region for the 42nd annual festival, which will feature more than 50 events as well as the not-to-be-missed international tastings, where 700-plus wines will be poured.