Let’s face it; many of us have had past experiences wandering hopelessly through the liquor store, too indecisive to pick out a bottle of wine – believe me, it happens to the best of us.

Have no fear: Calgary Winefest is here to solve this problem!

When February 24th and 25th rolls around, the BMO Centre will transform into a literal wonderland of wine: 17 countries represented, 74 participating wineries, 80 new to the market wines and over 300 totally incredible wines available for your tasting pleasure!

Winemakers, sommeliers and other experts of the field will be on-site to chat with attendees and answer questions. Be sure to stop by the onsite Sobeys Liquor and Safeway Wine & Spirits store at the end of your visit to purchase the wines that strike your interest.

Attendees are encouraged to vote with their favorite taste of the day in the People’s Choice Awards – everyone who votes will also be entered to win a $100 gift card to Sobeys Liquor/Safeway Wine & Spirits.

From casual dinner-time sippers to the most discerning wine connoisseurs and everything in between, finding a new favorite wine has never been easier!

Where: BMO Centre

When: February 24th & 25th

Friday, February 24th:

  • Evening Session – 7 to 10 P.M.

Saturday, February 25th:

  • Afternoon Session- 2 to 5 P.M.
  • Evening Session – 7 to 10 P.M.

Cost: Tickets start at $84 online.

Winefest encourages attendees to bring nonperishable food or monetary donations for the Calgary Food Bank – to sweeten the deal, every donor receives a ballot to enter to win a $100 Sobeys/Safeway gift card.

Additionally, Winefest will make every attendee donation go even further, contributing $1 for every pound of food donated and topping off all monetary donations by 25%.

To buy tickets, click on this link.

If you’re interested in learning more about the festival or the participating wineries, take a look at the Winefest website here.