2015 Taste the Difference: A BC Wine and Cuisine Tasting

Taste the Difference

TICKET SALES BEGIN IN APRIL… Please sign up for our newsletter (to the right) to be the first to get the scoop!

What’s the difference? Taste is a festival with a conscience. We work with those who really walk-the-talk when it comes to local, seasonal, and sustainable. We are rather choosey about which restaurants and chefs attend Taste the Difference and BC wineries are asked to only pour wines made from BC grapes. Why? Because we want to make a difference!

We want to support the businesses that support our community. Keeping dollars in our local economy is important and supporting the BC wine industry is integral to keep the industry growing.

Food grown and processed in our backyard saves food miles, offers freshness, and helps us to consume items that have a higher nutritional value.

We could go on… the bottom line is that we really just want you to have a good time!

Come out and taste from hundreds of BC wines from 30 BC wineries. You’ll discover wineries you’ve most likely not heard of and taste wines that are sure to impress.

Come hungry because there are many chefs waiting for you to sample their creations. Our focus is local and you’ll find many ingredients from our own backyard skillfully created into something tempting and delicious. Discover a restaurant that you haven’t been to, chat with the chef, and taste the night away…

Taste the Difference 2015 will be held 6:00-9:00pm Thursday July 16th in both ballrooms at Hotel Grand Pacific along Victoria’s Inner Harbour.  TICKETS GO ON SALE IN April!

2014 Cuisine From:

main-event (6)
Amusé On The Vineyard
Blue Crab Bar and Grill
Camille’s at 45 Bastion Square
Castro Boateng Fine Catering
Dairy Farmers of Canada
Hotel Grand Pacific
North 48
Oh Sugar
Red Barn Market
Salt Spring Island Cheese Co.
Silk Road
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub
Steamship Grill & Bar
The Breakwater at the Kingfisher
The Butchart Gardens
The Fairmont Empress
Veneto Tapa Lounge
Vista 18 at Chateau Victoria
PLUS Silk Road

Our 2015 British Columbia Wineries

–8th Generation
–40 Knots
–Averill Creek Vineyard
–Bartier Bros. Winery
–Blasted Church Vineyards
–Blue Grouse Estate Winery
–Blue Mountain Vineyard
–C.C. Jentsch Cellars
–Castoro de Oro Estate Winery
–Cedar Creek Estate Winery
–Covert Farms Family Estate
–de Vine Vineyards
–Harper’s Trail Estate Winery
–Hillside Winery


–Jackson-Triggs Winery
–Kalala Organic Estate Winery
–Kismet Estate Winery
–Meyer Family Vineyards
–Misconduct Wine Co.
–MooBerry Winery
–Moon Curser Vineyards
–Painted Rock Estate Winery
–Red Rooster
–Sea Star Estate Farm & Vineyards
–See Ya Later Ranch
–Stag’s Hollow Winery
–Therapy Vineyards
–Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery
–Vista D’oro Winery