There is just something special about experiencing great food and wine that is right from your backyard. The Victoria Festival of Food and Wine is solely dedicated to showcasing the passionate farmers, growers, culinary professionals and wine enthusiasts from British Columbia. This is the sixth year for this festival and from July 24-27, 2014, you will be able to take in a host of different events that will be going on around Victoria, BC.
You will learn about all of the wonderful wineries around our region, sample some of the best locally made wine made from BC grapes, enjoy incredible food from creative and inspiring local chefs, discover new restaurants, learn how to create your own masterpieces at home, attend seminars, meet new friends and enjoy it all in a spectacular setting.
Sample of Events
Taste the Difference
July 24th from 6:00-9:00pm at the Hotel Grand Pacific—this is an opening night where you can sample incredible local cuisine and mingle with the top chefs in Victoria.
Sustainable Seafood: Taste and Learn
July 25th from 10:30am-12:00pm at Finest At Sea—get a behind the scenes look at the processing facility and informative seafood session.
Best of Our Backyard Wine Seminar
July 26th from 12 noon-2:00pm at the Hotel Grand Pacific—experience Vancouver Island wines in a new way as a sommelier guides you through a wine tasting all paired with fine British Columbia cheeses.
Band, Bubbles and Bennys
July 27th from 11:00am-2:00pm at Vista 18 Restaurant Martini & Wine Bar—enjoy a three-course brunch with the finest British Columbia sparkling wines while being serenaded by soothing jazz music.
“Taste the Difference” is the only event that requires a physical ticket and it is selling out quickly so don’t miss out on this opening night extravaganza. This whole festival gives residents and visitors alike a true glimpse into the incredible talent as only the best of the best are showcased. Experience cuisine from Amusé On The Vineyard, Blue Crab Bar and Grill, Hotel Grand Pacific, Salt Spring Island Cheese Co., The Butchart Gardens, Vista 18 at Chateau Victoria, and more. Come out and be ready to be wowed!
Take another breathtaking journey up to the Prancing Horse Retreat and spend your weekend here with us at our gorgeous bed and breakfast on Malahat Mountain. Enjoy a soaker tub before heading to bed and then wake with coffee on your private deck with spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and then be treated to a fantastic gourmet breakfast—truly an unforgettable experience! For reservation information or further detail about our special retreat, you can reach us anytime at (250) 743-9378.