24. February 2018 - 2:00
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Vancouver International Wine Festival | Vancouver International Wine Festival | Saturday, 24. February 2018

Spain and Portugal are two very distinct nations with their own rich histories and cultures. They share the Iberian Peninsula, however, so this festival will provide a fascinating opportunity to see how their winemaking and viniculture have developed in divergent and convergent paths over the centuries. More than two dozen owners and winemakers from Portugal and Spain will be in attendance, as well as other top executives representing their wineries and wines.

"This year marks the largest gathering of wineries from Spain and Portugal in festival history," says Harry Hertscheg, VIWF executive director. "We look forward to sharing the stories, passion and history of these wineries and their principals through a series of events that explore Spain and Portugal's unique varietals, styles, regions and producers. We're honoured to be part of a dedicated community, proudly building a vibrant wine and food culture over the past 40 years."

Festival week will feature 21 Spanish and Portuguese events, including vine star seminars, vintage tastings, winery dinners, a Spanish wine party to kick off the week, and a spectacular Saturday lunch featuring all 62 wineries.