Tickets for the 2nd annual Victoria International Wine Festival (VICWF) are on sale now. Expanding to include three public tastings and one trade tasting over the span of two days, the much-anticipated event will feature over 350 wines from 100 international and local wineries. Taking place September 25th and 26th at the stunning Parkside Hotel & Spa (810 Humboldt Street), tickets for the individual events are now available online at www.vicwf.com.
In a beautiful indoor meets outdoor setting in the courtyard of The Parkside Hotel and Spa, the Victoria International Wine Festival showcases a wide selection of local and global spanning wines that will satisfy both curious neophytes and seasoned oenophiles alike. Guests are exposed to top winemakers, principles, and agents, who are eager to share their knowledge and passion of wine tableside at the event. To ensure the highest level of wine knowledge is available, the festival floor is also equipped with ‘informational sommeliers’ that are ready to answer any wine related questions guests may have. Attendees can also enjoy tapas and artisan coffee from local restaurants and vendors located throughout the venue.
Did a special wine tickle your taste buds? Look for it in the Vintage Spirits pop-up shop located onsite in the Tasting Room. Open exclusively to attendees during all three public tastings, guests are able to purchase their favourites to take home and enjoy at a later date.
Want to make a night of it? Magnify the experience by purchasing The Parkside Hotel & Spa Victoria Wine Festival package which includes tickets for two (or more) to the festival and overnight accommodation in a luxury suite of your choice––sip, savour and sleep comfortably in a top-of-the-line hotel, fuss-free and worry free. For pricing and more information, visit http://www.parksidevictoria.com/specials/victoria-wine-festival-package.htm.
The event consists of two public tasting sessions from 7:00-9:30pm on September 25th and 26th, a discounted afternoon tasting session from 3:00-5:30pm on the 26th with a smaller capacity so guests can enjoy in-depth conversations with agents, and a trade tasting from 1:00-3:30pm on the 25th. Tickets for the evening tastings are $75 plus tax and $50 plus tax for the Saturday afternoon tasting, and include all wine and beverage samples, and food offerings. Tickets are available for purchase at The Parkside Hotel & Spa, Vintage Spirits and online at www.vicwf.com and are only sold in advance. This is a 19+ event; no minors permitted.