ChefmeetsGrape - a celebration of BC VQA wine

ChefmeetsGrape, the largest annual celebration of BC VQA wines and delicious local food, is once again coming to Vancouver! On Thursday, September 22, over 75 BC wineries will be debuting their new fall releases, complemented with inspired dishes from top Ocean Wise certified partner restaurants.

BC VQA wine from five designated viticultural areas will be poured and top chefs from Vancouver, Whistler and the Okanagan will present samplings of their dishes for guests. The restaurants in this year’s event, renowned for their delectable wine and food pairings, will compete for the honour of “Judges Choice”, as they each create appetizer-sized portions of a dish using BC ingredients, paired with their selected BC VQA wine. Expect this year's event to showcase a new and exciting critics’ choice raw bar (sponsored by the BC Shellfish Growers Association), complemented with wine recommended by respected BC wine writers and sommeliers. 

With over 250 award-winning Wines of British Columbia, 10 mouth-watering dishes, a critics' choice raw bar, and the sultry sounds of jazz crooner Heidi McCurdy in the gorgeous Vancouver Convention Centre West, this promises to be an evening to sip, savour, and mingle!

Organized by the British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI), ChefmeetsGrape proudly supports the Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise program with 10% of all proceeds going towards their vital conservation efforts. For more information on tickets and participating restaurants/wineries, please visit

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