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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 26th year), the competition focuses on wines available to consumers in B.C.’s dynamic market. Your wines deserve to be part of this important competition. Get in at the early bird rate.
A winery or sales agent can enter any domestic or imported table, sparkling, fortified wine, fruit wine or sake that’s legally sold in B.C.
We simply have the best judges this province has to offer. They are influential, high-profile wine experts, sommeliers, buyers, journalists and educators. They cherish being part of the judging and take great pride in the results, especially when they see consumers pulling the awards results out of their pocket while scanning the wine shelves. For a list of the current judges and explanation of our judging process, click here
Entry forms, as well as a list of rules and details of the entry process, are available here. Early bird entry fees are $80.00 plus applicable taxes until July 31st, 2014. Submissions after this date will pay a fee of $95.00 plus applicable taxes.
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 2014 – Forms available for entry online, click here.
• July 31, 2014 – Early Bird deadline.
• September 5, 2014 – Entry deadline.
• September 15 – 19, 2014 – Consolidation of wine entries
• October 23 – 24, 2014 – Judging
• December 1, 2014 – Winners published at vanmag.com
• December 15, 2014 – Vancouver magazine Wine Awards issue hits newsstands
• February 1, 2015 – LDB and wine stores commence promotions
• February, 2015 (exact date TBD) – Big Night event held