9th Annual International Wine Competition


View the 2012 Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition award-winners here

See below for 2013 competition details and important dates.

About the Competition

Vancouver magazine’s International Wine Competition is the largest judging of international and domestic wines in Western Canada. Inspired by the magazine’s renowned Restaurant Awards, now in their 22nd year, the competition focuses on wines available in BC’s dynamic market.


Who can enter?

A winery or sales agent can enter any domestic or imported table, sparkling, or fortified wine that is legally sold in BC.



Our judges are carefully selected and include renowned wine experts, sommeliers, journalists and educators. For a list of past judges and an explanation of our judging process, click here.


Entry rules, process and fees

Forms are now available, online through Coletta Wine Consultants. Entry fees are $75 (plus applicable taxes). Click here for a complete list of rules.


About Vancouver magazine…

As one of Canada’s most established and honoured city magazines, Vancouver has provided authoritative and trusted recommendations on the best the city has to offer for over 40 years. The magazine and its website reach over 300,000 educated, affluent and engaged readers every month, and its wine and restaurant award programs are unique in North America.



June 22, 2012 – Forms available for entry online, click here.

September 21, 2012 – Entry deadline.

• September 17 – 21, 2012 – Consolidation of wine entries

• October 24 – 26, 2012 – Judging held at The Vancouver Club, Vancouver, B.C.

• December 1, 2012 – Winners published at vanmag.com

• December 19, 2012Vancouver magazine Wine Awards issue hits newsstands

• February 1, 2013 – LDB and wine stores commence promotions

• Early February, 2013 (exact date TBD) – Big Night event held