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Clear your schedule for these upcoming festivities

The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival runs August 1-31. Photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Wineries

BC Wine Month

Until April 30
For the sixth year in a row, April is B.C. Wine Month. All month long, Wines of British Columbia is offering a range of experiences that include education through the Ambassador program as well as new vintage releases, special deals and much more. Follow along on social media
@WinesofBC and #BCWineMonth.

Photo courtesy Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vancouver International Wine Festival

April 22 to 30
Canada’s premier wine show is back in full swing this year. Some 800 wines from 17 countries will be poured, with South America as the featured region. Expect all your favourite events, including Trade Days, winemaker dinners, seminars and, of course, the international tastings. At 44 years of age, VIWF is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world, fully earning its slogan “The Wine World is Here.”

Photo courtesy Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Half Corked Marathon

May 27
The most fun you can have sweating under the sun is back for its 15th anniversary run. Don your costume (the theme this year is “Back to the Future”), lace up your running shoes and head out on the 24-kilometre trail through vineyards, with stops for sips along the way. The traditional Primavera Dinner will be held May 26, with the Dinner on the Farm Saturday night after the run.

Okanagan Spring Wine Festival

June 2 to 11
The fest is back! Events will be held throughout the valley including TASTE passports, the “WINE” Garden Party on June 3 and the Okanagan Spring Grand Tasting South on June 9.

Summer concert series at Mission Hill family estate

Various dates, from July 7
Settle into the natural amphitheatre and enjoy a rock star lineup that features: Diana Krall on July 7; Dean Brody and Full Band on July 17; and Lyle Lovett & His Large Band on July 18.

Cowichan Valley Wine Festival

August 1 to 31
The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival kicks off with a party on July 27 at Brentwood College, then follows up with the passport-style festival August 1 through 31.

Photo courtesy Victoria International Wine Festival

Victoria International Wine Festival

September 24 to 30
Hop across the Salish Sea to the provincial capital where you can enjoy tastings, seminars, winemakers’ dinners and much more. Tickets on sale June 1.

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