Eighth Annual ChefmeetsBCGrape Celebrates Regionality with BC Food Designed for BC Wine

Have you ever attended ChefmeetsBCGrape before?  It is a great event where you get to try BC VQA wines, and wonderful food produced by top BC chefs.  The dishes prepared are from Ocean Wise partner restaurants, which is good IMHO as I want to support ocean friendly seafood choices. This event is held in Vancouver.

When you check the list of BC wineries below, it is very impressive.  There are wineries from across BC, not just the Okanagan.  But also with all these wineries pouring wines, it might be good for you to plan which wineries you want to try, or which region, or which grape varieties.  You will never be able to try them all, so planning is essential.  A few wineries that I’ll be visiting for various reasons will be:

  • Clos du Soleil Winery
  • Fort Berens Estate Winery
  • Kalala Organic Estate Winery (Quality organically produced wines)
  • Meyer Family Vineyards (try their Chardonnay or Pinot Noir)
  • Moon Curser Vineyards (try their Syrah)
  • Moraine Estate Winery
  • Nk’Mip Cellars
  • Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery
  • Okanagan Crush Pad Winery
  • Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery
  • Sperling Vineyards
  • Spierhead Winery
  • Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard
  • Stoneboat Vineyards (try their Pinotage)
  • Tantalus Vineyards (try their Riesling)
  • The View Winery
  • Thornhaven Estates Winery
  • Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery

Here is the info about the upcoming event on September 20.

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ChefmeetsBCGrape, the largest annual celebration of BC VQA wines and local food, is once again coming to Vancouver! On Thursday, September 20, 75 BC wineries will be sharing more than 300 BC VQA wines, perfectly paired with regional dishes from top Ocean Wise partner restaurants, and showcasing why BC food is designed for BC wine.

This year, guests will enjoy 100% BC wines from across the province and sample dishes from top chefs in Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan Valley. With regionality as this year’s theme, the restaurants will compete for the honour of “Judges’ Choice” with appetizer-sized portions of dishes using BC ingredients, paired with their select BC VQA wines. Back again is the fan-favourite raw bar, sponsored by the BC Shellfish Festival, featuring wine pairings perfect for fresh BC seafood.

The Event Location & Where To Buy Your Tickets

Thursday, September 20, 2012 – 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre East
Ballrooms A & B
999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC

Tickets are $75 (plus HST & s/c), available through EzTix at www.winebc.com or by phone 1-800-656-0713. More information on the event is available at Metro Vancouver BC VQA Wine Stores.

Participating Wineries:

  • Aces Okanagan Estate Winery
  • Arrowleaf Cellars
  • Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery
  • Bench 1775 Winery
  • Black Hills Estate Winery
  • Blackwood Lane Winery
  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
  • Calona Vineyards
  • Cassini Cellars
  • CedarCreek Estate Winery
  • Cellarhand
  • Church & State Wines
  • Clos du Soleil Winery
  • Covert Farms Family Estate
  • Desert Hills Estate Winery
  • Dirty Laundry Vineyard
  • Ex Nihilo Vineyards
  • Fairview Cellars
  • Fort Berens Estate Winery
  • Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery
  • Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery
  • Gold Hill Winery
  • Gray Monk Estate Winery
  • Hester Creek Estate Winery
  • Hillside Cellars Winery
  • House of Rose Winery
  • Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards
  • Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate
  • JoieFarm Winery
  • Kalala Organic Estate Winery
  • Kraze Legz Vineyard & Winery
  • Lake Breeze Vineyards
  • Laughing Stock Vineyards
  • Little Straw Vineyards
  • Meyer Family Vineyards
  • Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
  • Moon Curser Vineyards
  • Moraine Estate Winery
  • Mount Boucherie Estate Winery
  • Neck of the Woods Winery
  • Nk’Mip Cellars
  • Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery
  • Okanagan Crush Pad Winery
  • Osoyoos Larose
  • Painted Rock Estate Winery
  • Paradise Ranch Wines
  • Peller Estates
  • Perseus Winery
  • Platinum Bench Estate Winery
  • Poplar Grove Winery
  • Quails’ Gate Winery
  • Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery
  • Red Rooster Winery
  • Robin Ridge Winery
  • Sandhill
  • See Ya Later Ranch
  • Seven Stones Winery
  • Sperling Vineyards
  • Spierhead Winery
  • St Hubertus Estate Winery & Oak Bay Vineyards
  • Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard
  • Stoneboat Vineyards
  • Summerhill Pyramid Winery
  • Tantalus Vineyards
  • Terravista Vineyards
  • The View Winery
  • Therapy Vineyards
  • Thornhaven Estates Winery
  • Time Estate Winery
  • Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
  • Township 7 Vineyards & Winery
  • Vista D’oro Winery
  • Volcanic Hills Estate Winery
  • Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery
  • Young & Wyse Collection

Participating Restaurants:

  • Amuse on the Vineyard – Vancouver Island
  • Beta-5 chocolates – Vancouver
  • Butter on the Endive – Vancouver
  • Cibo Trattoria – Vancouver
  • Chewies Oyster Bar – Vancouver (I’m really looking forward to trying the food from Chewies!)
  • Edible Canada – Vancouver
  • Le Gavroche – Vancouver
  • Raincity Grill – Vancouver
  • Terminal City Club – Vancouver
  • The Fat Cow & Oyster Bar – Langley
  • The Oakwood Canadian Bistro –Vancouver
  • The Patio at Nk’Mip – Osoyoos
  • Vancouver Convention Centre – Vancouver

What is Ocean Wise?

The Ocean Wise symbol next to a menu or seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. With over 3,100 Ocean Wise partnerlocations across Canada, Ocean Wise makes it easy for consumers to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come. Learnmore at www.oceanwise.ca.

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