START TIME: 6PM
Wine Wednesdays are an intimate pre-show wine tasting in the Bard Marquee presented by special guests. Chat with wine makers and experts as you learn tasting etiquette and sample select wines from Sandhill, Red Rooster and others.
Age 19+ event
Note: must have a play performance ticket for the same evening when attending a Wine Wednesday event.
July 13 | SOLD OUT
Anna De Codorniu, Codorniu Barcelona Rose, Trius Riesling, Red Rooster Pinot Noir & Sandhill Merlot
Hosted by Harry Hertscheg, Executive Director, Vancouver International Wine Festival
August 10 | SOLD OUT
Red Rooster Reserve Rose, Red Rooster Reserve Viognier, Red Rooster Riesling, Red Rooster Reserve Merlot & Red Rooster Reserve Meritage
Hosted by Karen Gillis, Winemaker at Red Rooster Winery
About Red Rooster
Founded in 1990 by a European couple who settled in the area, Red Rooster’s first vintage was released in 1997. It was not long before the winery became known for producing award-winning wines that express the very best of the Okanagan. The wines are crafted with a gentle approach and minimal intervention during the winemaking process. While specific processes vary from varietal to varietal, all of their wines are fruit forward, intending to bring out the best features of the Okanagan.
September 7 | Sandhill
Hosted by Howard Soon, Master Winemaker at Sandhill and winner of the 2015 Spirited Industry Professional Award
Established in 1997, Sandhill has won more than 250 awards in provincial, national and international competition including the 2009 Canadian Winery of the Year award. Each bottle of Sandhill single vineyard wine is made from grapes that come exclusively from one distinct vineyard. Sandhill’s six vineyards each possess one-of-a-kind conditions, which inevitably produce grapes with unique characteristics, providing an opportunity to create wines that are truly distinct.