Four Days of Indulgent Events…

  • Taste the Difference, Thursday, is the one and only event with physical tickets which will be mailed to you prior to June 30th OR…after July 1st, will be held at WILL CALL beginning at 5:00pm in our Taste tent, right side of the driveway at Hotel Grand Pacific, on the night of the event, Thursday July 14th.
  • Entrance for events on Friday, Saturday & Sunday are by guest list. PLEASE BRING YOUR PAYPAL CONFIRMATION FOR ENTRANCE.
  • All Taste purchases are final sales. No refunds are offered.
  • You must be 19 years or older to attend any Taste event. Please bring two pieces of ID.

Thursday July 14th

Trade Tasting
1:00-3:30pm Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
This British Columbia wine tasting is available to approved members of the food and beverage industry. No advance registration is necessary. PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR WITH PROOF OF INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT. Please see the Trade page for further info.
When you arrive at Hotel Grand Pacific, we would be pleased if you would support our beneficiary with a minimum $10 cash donation.
Please ensure you wear your nametag throughout the tasting.
PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR WITH PROOF OF INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT
Taste the Difference
A BC Wine and Cuisine Tasting
6:00-9:00pm Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
Taste 2009 B-K 055Taste’s opening night is a conscientious evening tasting of more than 100 British Columbia wines and the most incredible array of local and seasonal cuisine. Top Victoria chefs who walk the talk supporting local farmers and suppliers will be featured. Sample a cornucopia of tastes and flavours complemented by BC’s finest wines all for just the price of admission! Tickets purchased after July 1st will be held at WILL CALL beginning at 5:00pm at our Taste tent, right side of the driveway at Hotel Grand Pacific, on the night of the event.  
More Info Add to Cart $89 + GST

Prefer to purchase tickets in person? Tickets to Taste the Difference are available at SILK ROAD 1624 Governments Street near the gates to Chinatown.
Cash only please.

Friday July 15th

Farm to Fisher: An interactive seminar, tasting and tour

6:00pm – 8:30pm Finest at Sea, 27 Erie Street
sustainability How is it that an Okanagan farm and a Vancouver Island seafood fisher and processor can be more alike than different? When the certified organic farm grows ethically and sustainably and the fishers are true stewards of the sea, it’s the perfect pairing… Along with Taste, Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine, Finest at Sea, and Oliver’s Covert Farm Family Estate Winery invite you to share an evening of discovery. Tour the FAS processing plant and learn about sustaining our seas. We will be bringing the farm to FAS with several farm estate wines along with intriguing and informative discussion. A stand-up reception will complete the evening with your favourite Covert wines and a selection of FAS seafood tastes. Sadly, this event has been CANCELLED…

Saturday July 16th

Sharpen Your Senses “2.0”: An Interactive Tasting Workshop — SOLD OUT —
7:00-10:00pm London Chef, 953 Fort Street
sharpen-taste The most intriguing wine seminar ever… With chef Dan Hayes in his London Chef instruction kitchen, you will help to prepare five tastes. You will be thrilled to enjoy and evaluate each for their suitability and versatility with two comparative Bartier Bros. wines with winemaker Michael Bartier. An incredible palate sensation, this will be a tremendous learning experience on how food and good wine always go well with one another. Rub shoulders in this great kitchen party atmosphere with both award-winning winemaker and chef!
SOLD…OUT
Swine and The Vine
WE ARE SORRY TO SAY THAT OUR PIG HAS RETIRED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A BIG THANK YOU TO THE CULINARY TEAM AT HOTEL GRAND PACIFIC FOR 8 FUN YEARS OF SWINE AND THE VINE!

Sunday July 17th

Band, Bubbles and Bennys
Vista 18 West Coast Grill & Wine Bar, Chateau Victoria Hotel, 740 Burdett Avenue
Taste 2009 B-K 055Vista 18 invites you to listen to the jazzy sounds of Lust Life while sipping British Columbia sparkling wines and enjoying a three-course brunch featuring Eggs Benedict and fabulous city vistas! The culinary team has created a menu that will tantalize your taste buds while complimenting the celebratory flavours of local wineries.
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$69 Please Call Jon Jones 250.361.5692[Note: SOLD only  THROUGH CHATEAU VIC AND NOT SOLD THROUGH TASTE/PAYPAL]
The Big Catch — SOLD OUT —
5:00-8:00pm The Pacific Restaurant, Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
With a focus on fresh local seafood, the Pacific Restaurant at the Hotel Grand Pacific invites you to The Big Catch – A West Coast Seafood Boil. Imagine slipping on your flip flops as you exit your beach cabin, smelling the sea air, and making your way down the beach at sunset. The Pacific Terrace will become this west coast escape with DJ Primitive setting the beat as you mingle with select local winemakers and a distiller, sipping wine and spirits while enjoying fresh seafood morsels. The highlight of the evening will be at the long table, where the seafood boil is poured out for all to devour. Plenty of napkins and bibs provided.
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