VANCOUVER, BC – The Vancouver International Wine Festival (VIWF) has selected Canada to be the theme country for 2017, providing consumers and trade with an opportunity to experience Canadian wines from coast-to-coast.
“We are thrilled that Canada will be theme country for 2017,” remarked Dan Paszkowski, President and CEO of the Canadian Vintners Association. “Showcasing pride in our great Canadian wines from coast-to -coast, is a great way to launch the celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.”
The 39th annual Festival will take place February 11-19, 2017, celebrating Wines of Canada at one of North America’s largest wine shows. The weeklong celebration of wine and food attracts over 25,000 wine fans and connoisseurs from around the world to enjoy wines from a projected 170 international wineries from 15 countries.
“It has been 20 years since Canada has been our theme country and our nation’s wine culture has evolved greatly over this time,” said Harry Hertscheg, VIWF Executive Director. “This will be the largest showcase of Canadian wines ever assembled at an international wine festival and we’re looking forward to telling the Wines of Canada story to wine enthusiasts throughout the Pacific Northwest, trade professionals across Canada, and the wine industry globally.”
Wines of Canada is a collaborative initiative of the Canadian Vintners Association and regional wine associations–British Columbia Wine Institute, Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, Vignerons indépendants du Québec and the Winery Association of Nova Scotia–to bring the country’s best wines with the world.
With over 670 wineries in Canada and 30,000 acres of vineyards, Canada is consistently producing award-winning cool climate table wines, sparkling wine and Icewine each year.
“Ontario’s wine growing region is always proud to be part of Canada’s national wine story. The Festival is a perfect […]