It’s wine-o-clock in Winnipeg

Calling all my fellow wine lovers out there! It’s that time of year again – it’s time for the Winnipeg Wine Festival! I’m so excited for this event, I feel like I’m a little kid on Christmas Eve.

This week the event will run from April 24-30 at the RBC Convention Centre. The Theme Region this year is California Wines, and the room will be filled with 149 wines from 40 wineries.

Much to my dismay some of the events are already sold out, so I thought I better share the remaining events with you before it’s too late!


WineDown Events

  1. Party’s Outback

Wine Australia will be a Rudy’s Eat & Drink on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. You can munch on some Aussie-inspired bites while enjoying a variety of Australian Wines. It’s a trip to the land down under without the 22-hour plane ride!

  1. Wines of Canada

Join wineries from British Columbia and Ontario for a walk-about tasting on Tuesday, April 26 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Met. Wine and tasty appetizers? What a great way to unwind at the end of the workday.

Gala Dinner & Auction

If you’re looking for the ultimate food and wine experience, you’re not going to want to miss this gala. It all starts with a wine reception at 6:00 p.m. at the RBC Convention Centre followed by a five-course gourmet dinner. Each course is paired with two fine wines as well. The evening will round out with both live and silent auctions with awesome prizes like distinctive wines and entertainment packages. Tickets are $250, and you better get them while you still can!

VIP Wine Deluxe

  • California Wines, Speed Tasting – Friday, April 29 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

During a 60-minute session, you will stop off at eight wine stations to taste the wine, hear the story behind the bottle and ask questions. The catch is that you only get six minutes at each station. It’s like speed dating but better because you get to drink wine!

VIP Wine Reception

  • Friday, April 29 from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Beat the crowd to the public tastings by enjoying a 90-minute session in the theme tasting room beforehand. You’ll also be treated to appetizers. What a great way to end off your week!

Public Tastings:

  • Friday, April 29 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

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Looking for new wines to spice up your wine rack? Well, you won’t want to miss out on the public tastings at the Winnipeg Wine Festival. During these tastings, you will have the chance to sample over 500 wines from 135 wineries and 12 countries. If you think you’ve tasted these wines before, you’re wrong because many of these wines are exclusive to the Festival and are available in Manitoba for the first time ever. For just $54.95, you can sample all the wines! What a bargain!

To get ready for the Festival, head over to the Winnipeg Wine Festival website for some great wine tasting tips! See you at the Festival!

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